About the company
An emblematic feature of life on the Seine since 1976, today Vedettes de Paris has been revitalised to offer a fresh look at the river and a break from routine close to home.
In 2021, the Company has been revitalised to offer visitors ever higher-quality service.
Today, Vedettes de Paris offers:
– Cruises on the Seine in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in the company of enthusiastic guides, on comfortably-sized boats that are much appreciated by visitors
– Entirely rejuvenated onboard and quayside food services, including a brand new floating pontoon with an open deck for an innovative fine-dining experience! Not forgetting our outdoor terrace on the banks of the Seine, offering leisure activities for all ages as well as snacks at all hours!
– A shop selling local and handcrafted products
Vedettes de Paris offers visitors far more than a boat tour, with a comprehensive experience to suit all tastes!
Concurrently with its boating activities, in 2021 Vedettes de Paris has launched Vedettes’ Events entirely dedicated to private functions.
2020 was marked by a major event, when Vedettes de Paris bade farewell to the Bailly de Suffren, the legendary pontoon used for passenger embarkation. This loss was short-lived, as it was replaced by the Vedettes de Paris pontoon just a few weeks later.
In 2019, Marie BOZZONI took over the helm of Vedettes de Paris and launched a new plan to modernise the company. With a focus on continuous improvement, the project to establish two new venues was born.
After several years of development, the Gustave, Vedettes de Paris’s downstream pontoon, entirely dedicated to private functions, joined the boats at the foot of the Eiffel Tower!
The arrival of the Paris Étoile! The pride of Vedettes de Paris’s fleet, this environmentally friendly vessel (equipped with electric diesel) marked not only a desire to renew the fleet, but also the start of a modernisation programme for the company.
A few years later, the Socatra group became the sole shareholder of Vedettes de Paris.
At the end of 2008, the Salon des Vedettes was opened, an entirely renovated panoramic venue offering an exceptional setting and location with a breathtaking view of the Seine, the Trocadéro and the Eiffel Tower.
A new logo and new visual identity were introduced, reflecting Vedettes de Paris’s dynamic and innovative approach! At the same time, new operating standards were implemented to optimise transport safety, passenger comfort and respect for the environment.
The company was acquired by the Socatra Group (a French oil tanker shipping company), in association for this operation with the BRS Group, one of the world's largest ship-brokers. Vedettes de Paris restored its reputation for quality by introducing a fleet renewal programme. A new chapter began for Vedettes de Paris with the arrival of the Paris Iéna and the Paris Trocadéro, more attractive and flexible boats that can be used for both passenger transport and event venues.
Founding of Vedettes de Paris, a cruise company promoting a quality tourist offer for exploring Paris and the Seine on traditional, comfortable and welcoming boats.
Fleet and infrastructure
Vedettes de Paris fleet, two reception areas at the quay, five boats and a quayside terrace.
Vedettes de Paris offers
an experience entirely designed with your satisfaction in mind!
Boat cruises on the Seine to discover or rediscover the French capital, its monuments and museums with new eyes.
Reception spaces on the river or on the quay to host your most memorable events in Paris and delight your guests!
Coffee, lunch or a meal on the Seine. The choice is yours with our various food services available on board and at the quay.
Our team is at your service
Vedettes de Paris is above all a dedicated team at your service!