While a lot of the really touristy things in Paris are entirely skippable, here are some that you really should do. One of them is taking a boat ride on the Seine. It’s a great way to get off your feet for a while, and it also gives you a different perspective on the city. There are boats that just do a circuit from roughly the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame and back, and there also are boats where you sit down for lunch or dinner; we’ve done both. These photos are from a dinner cruise, arranged by our Parisian friend, as we never would have thought of it ourselves.
Here’s the entrance to the boat slip. You take steps down the wall that surrounds the river. (They’re pretty tall – the river is a good 15 feet or more below street level, as you’ll see from later photos.)