Location & accessibility
Where are the Yachts and Salons located?
Our Yachts and Salons are docked at two Parisian ports. You will find them in western Paris at Port de Javel and in eastern Paris at Port Henri IV. Please note that for cruises you may embark at other ports, under certain conditions.
Please see our practical Information page for further details.
Are the ports easy to access?
Port de Javel and Port Henri IV are in the center of Paris and are well served by public transport (metro and RER). If you choose to come by car, you can also park close to or at both ports. Please see our practical information page for further details.
Are you closed on some days?
No, we are open every day and all year when there are events to be organized.
Do you offer access to people with disabilities?
The Paquebot / the Salons and the Liberty Barge offer disabled access.
Services & equipment
Are Wi-Fi and a sound system available in your venues?
We provide you with access to Wi-Fi in our sites on the quays: the Salons, the Atelier and the Liberty Barge. All of our Yachts and Salons are equipped with a sound system for background music and a HF microphone.
What is the hosting capacity of your Yachts and Salons?
As each of our venues are different, please take a look at the page Yachts and Salons.
Can I choose the service providers for my event? (activities, florist, etc.)
Lenôtre is our preferred partner for gastronomy. For other types of service providers, our sales team will be very happy to answer your request.
Can traditional and electronic cigarettes be smoked on-board?
It is absolutely possible to smoke in the external areas: upper decks, quays and terraces.
Can we play background music inside and outside the spaces on the quays and on the Yachts?
Indoor background music must adhere to a certain limit in terms of decibels; background music can be played outdoors until 11 pm.
What happens on a “standard” cruise?
- 8 pm: we welcome your guests on-board and offer them a drink on the upper deck, weather permitting.
- 8.30 pm: the Yacht leaves the quay for a 2 hrs 30 journey in the heart of Paris. A seated meal is served or a cocktail reception is held according to your choice.
- 11 pm: the cruise ends and the Yacht returns to the port from which it departed.
- 12 am: this is the end of your evening and your guests go home.
Are the schedules of the different service providers flexible?
Yes, the schedules are entirely customizable and adaptable according to your agenda.
Can we plan a specific route with stop-off points?
All of our cruises can be customized as you wish: it is up to you to choose the times, departure and arrival points, and everything that happens in between!
Do your Yachts and Salons host several events at the same time?
The space you have chosen is reserved exclusively for you, with the exception of the Don Juan II Restaurant. Other than your guests, our crew will also be there for the journey, to assist you throughout your event.
Who are the staff on-board and how is the service provided?
A full crew will be available to serve you for your event. The sailing crew includes a captain and a sailor, as well as a steward who you can contact at any time. As for the comfort of your guests, Maîtres d’ will take care of service, and the Chefs from the Maison Lenôtre will be in the kitchen.
Is there a dress code to be respected on-board?
There is no dress code, but for your comfort you should note that the paving on the quays and the parquet floor boards on the Yachts may make wearing high heels complicated.
Can we plan to release fireworks or lanterns or to throw petals (or confetti)?
Unfortunately, the City of Paris strictly forbids fireworks and releasing lanterns. As for throwing flower petals and confetti, we prohibit this to avoid any damage.
Are animals accepted on-board?
Small, clean animals are authorized.
Can we dance on the boats?
Absolutely! Most of our Yachts and Salons have dance floors.
Are your services suitable for children?
Children are welcome on-board. We can offer them food and furniture to suit their needs and activities can be offered as an option. Please note that all of our Yachts and Salons meet safety standards for hosting the public, particularly children, and that we also have life jackets for children.
Can we customize the internal and external decoration of the Yachts and Salons?
Provided that it does not cause any damage, any fitting out is possible: creating partitions, customized banners, dressing rooms, changes to the furniture, crockery, etc. our staff on-board can also change their outfits to suit the theme of your event.
It is possible to sleep on the boats?
No, it is not possible to sleep at our venues.
Can we bring the alcohol / food of our choice?
Under certain conditions, you can bring your own food and drink. Our sales team will be happy to provide you with more specific information on this subject.
Is it possible to eat outdoors?
Weather permitting, we encourage you to enjoy the upper decks of our Yachts for meals under the Parisian sun. The Liberty Barge offers a terrace that is perfectly suited to cocktail receptions.
Is it possible to adapt the menus on offer?
All the menus can be adapted according to your specific dietary requirements and any allergies.
What happens if there is a flood?
There are several levels of flooding that may prevent sailing within Paris city limits. As the bridges in Paris are old and low, the only route possible in the event of flooding is towards the Marne (departing from Quai Henri IV) and Boulogne (departing from Javel)
If the flooding reaches level 2, we will offer one of our venues on the quays to host your event.
What happens in the event of an emergency?
Our teams on the Yachts and in the Salons are trained to provide first aid and have appropriate equipment. In particular, there are defibrillators on all of our boats.
If necessary, the river police can be notified rapidly and will be there in a few minutes, regardless of where the boat is at the time of the alert.
Our boats also have insurance certificates that can be provided at your request.
Is it possible to get seasick on the Yachts?
It is very rare. Sailing on the Seine does not generally cause seasickness as the boats have a flat bottom, which makes them very stable.
Have your Yachts and venues on the quays re-opened?
We are pleased to be able to welcome you once again onto our Yachts and in our venues on the quays, subject to the rules on social distancing. For further information, please contact our sales department: email@example.com
Is it now possible to visit the Yachts and Salons?
We organize visits by appointment and in compliance with the sanitary protocol in place. This protocol is aimed at protecting you and our teams: for more information on our commitments, click here. Please contact our teams to plan your next visit: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are measures taken to disinfect and clean your venues?
We are taking several measures to ensure your safety. We have enhanced the cleaning of the reception areas and the Salons, which are now disinfected regularly according to a specific procedure using anti-viral cleaning products. The frequency at which our cleaning department works has also been increased.
Our teams also ensure that all our spaces are regularly ventilated and it should be noted that the maintenance of our air conditioning systems is subject to an in-house procedure that meets regulatory standards.
Finally, please note that we have spaces in the open air that are suitable for holding your events, such as the decks on our boats or even the Nework Salons, which have large retractable glass roofs.
Are measures being taken regarding the hosting capacity and the organization of movement between different places?
For everybody’s comfort and safety, we have revised the hosting capacity of our Yachts and Salons. We have also taken the initiative of limiting the number of participants at each event.
In the event that we cannot host all of your guests due to these restrictions, we can propose the broadcasting of your event in our spaces on the quays at the Nework Salons or the Liberty Barge.
With regard to organizing movement in the venues, we have taken measures to comply with social distancing. A flow system has been established throughout the route and is indicated using very clear signs: marking on the floor, one-way flow, information panels, etc.
If you wish to store packages or equipment from outside, packages and mail boxes must be placed in quarantine for 72 hours. If possible, this is marked out on the ground before handling. In the event that quarantine is not possible, mandatory protective measures such as cleaning hands with hydroalcoholic gel and wearing disposable gloves must be applied.
A cloakroom service is provided during events.
If you have any further questions about the organization of your event, please feel free to contact our teams who will be ready to meet your needs: email@example.com.
What health and safety measures are being implemented to comply with health standards?
Face masks must be worn by you and our teams inside all spaces.
From when you arrive and at your request, we provide masks according to your needs. All guests must wear one if they wish to move around the spaces reserved for the event they are attending.
Throughout the whole route, you and your guests will also have water points and hydroalcoholic gel distributors.
Please note that all of our teams have been trained to comply with and enforce social distancing and safety measures, as well as all the preventive measures that we have put in place.
In the event that there is a proven or suspected case of COVID-19, our teams are trained in how to apply an appropriate cleaning and disinfecting procedure.
Are measures taken with regard to on-site catering?
All of our catering offerings (breakfast, lunch and breaks) have been adapted to comply with sanitary measures, without compromising on the quality of our services.
We offer you “cocktail buffet” formats that require minimal handling in the kitchen, without sacrificing the quality of the produce. Our adapted catering offering makes you independent when you are dining and ensures a completely safe pathway.