Paris along the water

Summer terraces, rooftop bars and barges are springing up along the Seine riverbanks with chairs, tables and sun umbrellas … Inviting places for lunch, drinks after work, a business dinner or an evening of dancing and partying on the water. What’s more, the views of the capital’s iconic and historic monuments are simply breathtaking. The Seine and its boats is also an ideal playground for your teambuilding events! Alongside your event, take advantage of Paris Plages until early September, and the new Parc Rives de Seine pedestrianized quaysides that offer lots of entertainment. Take a look now at our selection of the best places by or on the Seine, for private events, group stays, and ever-more original incentive activities.

Les Bateaux Mouches

Monsieur Mouche - Bateaux Mouches

The Bateaux Mouches company unveils its brand-new chic summer terrace (180 m²): Monsieur Mouche. The bartenders, recognizable by their blue and white striped tops, invite you to discover a mouth-watering cocktail drinks menu and an irresistible selection of snacks.Exclusive live music and DJ sets provide entertainment for your evening functions. The terrace is available for full private hire and can host 200 people on board for an exceptional cocktail party. At the weekend, depending on the weather, you can enjoy a delicious brunch of fresh products, accompanied by a jazz band. Continue your day with one of the most emblematic cruises in Paris aboard a Bateaux Mouches!

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Vedettes de Paris

Vedettes de Paris

The Vedettes de Paris company is a must for an event on the water in the French capital. Its modern boats are completely glassed over and the upper deck affords panoramic views of Paris!Paris Etoile can host up to 110 people for a cocktail reception, whilst the duo Paris Iéna and Paris Trocadéro each host 70 people. On the quayside, the Salon des Vedettes (200 m², including a 50 m² mezzanine) has a bright and airy bar and a lounge and view of the Eiffel Tower. Note that you can use your own caterer or another service provider.

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Paris Canal

Paris Canal

For a half-day or a full day, with or without catering, take a trip with Paris Canal, embarking just below the Musée Orsay or at La Villette Canal Basin, for an unusual sightseeing tour of the canals of Paris: Grande Boucle de Paris, Guinguettes, Iles des Impressionnistes, etc. Ideal for a group trip in the capital! Three boats - each have their own charm, like Le Canotier with its two decks and small beach - provide a unique setting for your events from 10 to 200 people. You can also opt for an original cruise and/or tailor-made transfer.

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Les Docks - Cité de la Mode et du Design

Les Docks Cité de la Mode et du Design - rooftop

For large scale-events, the Cité de la Mode et du Design is an ideal venue. The building is huge with an ultra-contemporary look. The 6,000 m² venue can host up to 3,000 people. In addition to the enormous modular spaces (from 270 m² to 3,400 m²), the 600 m² rooftop space (500 people) promises you an unforgettable evening between Seine and sky. All Inclusive and All Inclusive Premium packages including the reception of your guests, catering and a variety of entertainment are available on request. Not to be missed this summer: the recreational Vivre #ENSEMBLE festival and its many actions to build a better future together!

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Les Bateaux Parisiens

Bateaux Parisiens

Step on board for a lunch cruise (2hr) or a dinner cruise (2hr30) with the Bateaux Parisiens, and enjoy traditional fine dining with soft background music. The fleet comprises 12 boats: 5 ‘restaurant’ boats (for 110 to 340 people) and 7 ‘sightseeing’ boats (for 100 to 600 people). At the quayside, Le Bistro Parisien has contemporary transparent interiors, plants and an unforgettable view of the Eiffel Tower. Take a seat inside the restaurant (170 people for a sit-down dinner), on the covered terrace (40 people) or on the outdoor terrace (40 people) to enjoy the breeze on the Seine over dinner, brunch or a simple gourmet snack. You can combine this special moment with a cruise.

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Flow

Le Flow Paris - Terrasse © Cyrille Robin

Moored close to the Pont Alexandre III, this avant-garde vessel with unique led mapping invites you to experience its festive and cultural vibe. In addition to a concert hall (600 people), a modern club, and a gourmet restaurant (55 people), the Flow has a superb rooftop space 150 m² (200 people). The icing on the cake? A 360° view of Paris’s iconic monuments!

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Le Faust 

Le Faust

Take a stroll, have lunch, an aperitif, dine, dance … With 3 spaces available for private hire, Le Faust welcomes all your events at any time of the day! Under the arch of the Pont Alexandre III is its brand new bar, the Euphorion. The interiors artfully blend vintage and industrial with metallic beams, retro tiles and leather armchairs, while still retaining an underlying Parisian character. Inventive cocktails are served in a chic jazzy atmosphere.The terrace (seats 175) ­- a must for Parisians - has an outdoor bar and a great menu of Mediterranean dishes … To finish, you can dance the night away to music played by international artists at the trendy Tunnel nightclub which programmes an edgy line-up of music events!

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Seine Musicale 

La Seine Musicale - Nuit Tombante , Paris © Laurent Blossier

Early in the year, the Seine Musicale opened on the Île Séguin. Looking like a huge concrete ship floating on the Seine, this 36,500 m² cultural hub boasts a 1,100-seat auditorium and a large concert hall the ‘Grande Salle’, which has 3 stages (6,000 people). For your business meals and receptions - catered for by Maison Lenôtre - the Grande Salle can be used in association with the Grand Salon, the Club or the Grand Foyer. With its many spaces, the Seine Musicale can host private events for up to 10,000 people, with cutting-edge technology! Other amenities include shops and restaurants.

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Yachts de Paris

Les Yachts de Paris

With its fleet of 8 lavish boats and 3 modern reception rooms on the banks of the Seine, the Yachts de Paris welcomes up to 800 people for a cocktail reception and 420 for a sit-down dinner, from the Port de Javel or the Port Henri IV. Choose from a bespoke or package private hire option, unique cruises, and seminars with fun entertainment! Catering is provided by the upscale caterer Lenôtre to give you a prestigious event on the water.

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Marin d’eau douce

Marin d'eau douce

For a fun and friendly team-building event (from 2 to 11 people), why not rent an electric boat, requiring no licence, from Marin d’eau douce? For 1 or 6 hours, sit back and cruise under the Pont de la Crimée, admire the Grands Moulins de Pantin (former flour mills), or even the old Customs House. With treasure hunts, nautical rallies and orienteering races, there are various options to make your teambuilding event a unique shared experience. The little extra? Stop off in the Parc de la Villette for a pleasant picnic on the grass.

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Unusual venues for an event ‘just like at home’

Looking to organize your next professional event at a Parisian venue with an intimate and welcoming atmosphere ‘just like at home’, a private evening function in a magnificent Parisian apartment, or are seeking an unusual rental in the heart of Paris for a group trip? Then, hurry and check out our selection of venues that combine modernity and originality, tailor-made services, and upscale amenities in an atmosphere that’s just like home. With choices like New York style lofts with roof-top terraces, chic and sobre apartments with views over the rooftops and famous Paris landmarks, and vaulted cellars, you are sure to find the perfect venue!

Parisian suites available for private hire to host your prestige events

Looking to organize your professional event (meeting, seminar, product launch, showroom, business dinner, cocktail party ...) within a prestige setting? Paris, the capital of luxury and French lifestyle, is home to many outstanding establishments. Check out our selection of private hire suites in luxury palace hotels and 5-stars hotels to amaze your guests. We invite you to contact our service providers to get a tailor-made quote. All in all, a magical and unforgettable event where Parisian chic is at its zenith.