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Can you do the Bateau Mouche at nite instead of the illuminations cruise?

Can you do the Bateau Mouche at nite instead of the illuminations cruise?

Old Sep 30th, 2002, 09:13 PM
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Can you do the Bateau Mouche at nite instead of the illuminations cruise?

We can get Bateau Mouche Cruise tkts for $4==
the illuminations cruise includes going up to the Eiffel Tower and a bus tour aroung Paris for $34 pp

Can you do the Bateau Mouche at nite in Dec?
I have spent all nite trying to find this answer on the web and have been unable to..

All help will be greatly appreciated
Old Sep 30th, 2002, 10:40 PM
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Looks like you're comparing apples and oranges - the bateaux mouches are boats, the other is a combo tour. Yes, you can ride the night time bateaux, with or without the mediocre (at best!)dinner.
Old Oct 1st, 2002, 03:19 AM
Geoff Hamer
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According to www.bateaux-mouches.fr, they have departures in winter at 1800 and 2100, at a fare of 7 Euros. Two other firms doing similar trips are on www.bateauxparisiens.com and www.vpn-cpn.com
Old Oct 1st, 2002, 10:24 AM
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I have done both. The Bateau Mouche cruise at night is wonderful with your honey and a bottle of wine but you don't see all the things that the Illuminations trip shows.

Mom and I did that one and it was fun! (not romantic). They drive you all over including up to the Moulin Rouge. You see a lot more of the gorgeous buildings lit up. Some of our best pictures are from this tour.

So what are you looking for? Romance and relaxation (bateau mouche) or tourism (Illuminations)?

How about both??????
Old Oct 1st, 2002, 07:52 PM
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I figured for $4 pp we would do the Bateau Mouche and then for $6 pp we would do the 2nd floor of the Eiffel tower--on our own...

We have hop on/hope off bus pass for touring---

So considering we are 5 people-- we saved about $100 on the way I just booked it--Hope I didn't screw up--

Figured we could use the $100 difference and have a nice dinner in a bistro somewhere--

What do you think???

Major mistake with not doing Illuminations???
Old Oct 2nd, 2002, 11:05 AM
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Not at all! I think you have a great plan going for your group!

Bundle up for the Bateau Mouche, it gets cold! The windows will steam up so it's really so much the better to sit outside. Bring blankets to wrap up in and maybe even a thermos of something warm. We did it in December last year.
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