L’Hôtel Derby Eiffel, just five minutes to bateaux-mouches
A stay at the Hotel Derby Eiffel is an opportunity to discover in the water slideshow of the most beautiful monuments of Paris on the legendary tourist boats.
The riverboats that take their name from the neighborhood of "The Fly", south of Lyon, which they originate, have made their entry into the Parisian landscape at the Universal Exhibition of 1867, they were created by the shipbuilder Lyon's Michel Félizat.
In 1950 Jean Bruel, founder of the Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches, developed the new Parisian tourist industry by inventing the fictitious character of Jean-Sébastien Mouche supposed to be the designer of the famous river boat.
For the record, the opening ceremony of one of its boats was organized before the Prefect of Paris, the minister of transport and public figures of the capital in a bust with the mysterious Jean-Sébastien Mouche.
The riverboats now offer cruises walks, cruise lunches and dinner cruises. Punctuated by bridges, these scenic cruises offer a unique perspective on their architecture and sculptures that adorn them.
The circuit fits between Bir Akheim bridge and the bridge Suly.
Among the most beautiful bridges in the visible part of the cruise, the Pont de l'Alma, whose statue of the Zouave is the indicator of flood of the Seine, the Alexandre III bridge, built in the axis of the Invalides and offered France, Russia at the 1900 World Exhibition, the Royal bridge, one of the oldest bridges in Paris, the Pont des Arts since 2008 known for the many love padlocks that couples hook hoping that their union is happy or New, oldest bridge in Paris bridge, which is decorated with 385 masks (grinning faces carved along ledges).
These mini break on the Seine reveal the magic of Paris through a course designed to contemplate the important monuments of the capital. By night, the beauty of the banks of the Seine dotted the most beautiful Parisian monuments illuminated is simply breathtaking.
The route of the cruise especially along the Hôtel des Invalides, the Musée d'Orsay, Notre Dame, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower.
The highlight of the tour is undoubtedly picturesque passage at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. The riverboat indeed provides the best views to appreciate the grandeur and presence.
The riverboat ride is a must to experience Paris.