Where are your yachts and quayside lounges located?
Our yachts and quayside lounges are docked at two marinas in Paris. You will find them in west Paris at Port de Javel and in east 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 marinas easy to access?
Port de Javel and Port Henri IV are in the centre 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 marinas. Please see our practical information page for further details.
Are you closed on any days?
No, we are open every day and all year round whenever events are taking place.
Do you offer access to people with disabilities?
The Paquebot, the Nework Lounge, the Atelier and the Liberty Barge all offer disabled access.
Do your venues have WiFi and sound systems?
There is WiFi at the following sites including on the quays: The Nework Lounge, the Atelier and the Liberty Barge. All of our yachts and quayside lounges are equipped with sound systems for background music as well as HF microphones.
What is the total capacity of your yachts and salons?
As each of our venues are different, please take a look at the 'Our venues’ section on the homepage.
Can I choose service providers for my event (activities, florist, etc.)?
Lenôtre is our preferred catering partner. For other service providers, please contact our sales team who would be very happy to deal with your request.
Can traditional and e-cigarettes be smoked onboard?
Smoking is permitted in outdoor areas, namely on the upper decks, quays and terraces.
Can we play background music inside, outside on the yachts and on the quays?
Indoor background music must not exceed a certain volume in terms of decibels. Background music can be played outdoors until 11 pm.
What happens on a 'standard' cruise?
- 8pm: Guests are welcomed onboard and offered a drink on the upper deck, weather permitting
- 8.30 pm: Yacht leaves the quay for a 2.5 hour journey through Paris. Choice of a sit-down meal or drinks reception, your choice
- 11pm: Yacht turns around and returns to the marina it left from
- 12am: End of the evening, guests go home
Are the timings for the different service providers flexible?
Yes, timings are entirely customisable and can be adapted based on your needs.
Can we plan a specific route with stop-off points?
All of our cruises can be customised as you wish – you choose the times, departure and arrival points, and everything that happens in between!
Do your yachts and lounges ever host events at the same time?
The space you choose is reserved exclusively for you, with the exception of the Don Juan II restaurant. In addition to your guests, our crew will be present to assist you throughout your event.
Who are the staff onboard and how is the service provided?
A full crew will be on hand to serve you throughout your event. The sailing crew includes a captain and a sailor, as well as a steward whom you can contact at any time. As for the comfort of your guests, Maîtres d’hôtel take care of the service, and the chefs who work for our catering partner Lenôtre are in the kitchen.
Is there a dress code to be respected onboard?
There is no dress code, but please be aware that the paving on the quays and the parquet flooring onboard the yachts may make wearing high heels difficult.
Can we plan to release fireworks or lanterns or to throw petals (or confetti)?
Unfortunately, the City of Paris strictly forbids fireworks and the releasing of lanterns. Throwing flower petals and confetti is also prohibited.
Are animals accepted onboard?
Small animals are allowed, provided they are clean.
Can we dance on the boats?
Absolutely! Most of our yachts and quayside lounges have dancefloors.
Are your services suitable for children?
Children are welcome onboard. We can provide an area for them with suitable food, and activities can be arranged on request. Please note that all of our yachts and lounges meet the relevant safety standards for hosting the public, particularly children, and that we also have life jackets for children.
Can we customise the internal and external decor of the yachts and lounges?
Provided that it does not cause any damage, any fitting out is possible: creating partitions, customised banners, dressing rooms, changes to furniture, crockery, etc. Our onboard staff 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.
FOOD AND DRINK
Can we bring any 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.
Is it possible to eat outdoors?
Weather permitting, we encourage you to enjoy a meal in the Parisian sunshine on the upper decks of our yachts! The Liberty Barge’s terrace in particular is perfectly suited to outdoor drinks receptions.
Is it possible to adapt your menus?
All of our menus can be adapted to accommodate any specific dietary requirements and allergies.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
What happens if there is a flood?
There are several levels of flooding that may prevent sailing within the 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 were to reach level 2, we would propose hosting your event at one of our quayside venues instead.
What happens in the event of an emergency?
The teams onboard our yachts and at our quayside lounges are trained first aiders and possess all of the appropriate first aid equipment. In particular, there are defibrillators on all of our yachts.
If necessary, the river police could be notified rapidly and would be there in a few minutes, regardless of where the boat is located at the time of the alert.
Our boats also have insurance certificates that can be provided on request.
Is it possible to get seasick on the Yachts?
It is very rare. Sailing on the River 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 to our quayside venues, subject to current social distancing measures. For further information, please contact our sales department: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is it possible to take a tour of the yachts and lounges?
Are any health measures taken to disinfect and clean your venues?
We are taking several measures to ensure your safety. We have improved the cleaning procedure for our reception areas and lounges, which are now disinfected regularly using anti-viral cleaning products. Our cleaning department is also working more frequently.
Our staff are working hard to ensure that all areas onboard our yachts and at our quayside lounges 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.
We also have outdoor areas suitable for holding your events, such as the decks onboard our yachts and the Nework Lounge, which has large retractable glass roofs.
Are there any restrictions to maximum capacity or one-way systems in place to reduce crowding?
For everybody’s comfort and safety, we have revised the maximum capacities at our venues. We have also taken the initiative of limiting the number of guests at each event.
In the event that we cannot host all of your guests due to these restrictions, we can propose holding your event in one of our quayside lounges, such as the Nework Lounge or the Liberty Barge.
With regard to reducing crowding in our venues, we have taken measures to comply with social distancing. One-way systems have been established throughout venues and are clearly signposted using floor markings, information panels, etc.
If you wish to store packages, boxes or equipment in our venues that have come in from outside, they must be placed in quarantine for 72 hours. Where possible, this should be observed before handling packages. In the event that quarantine is not possible, protective measures must be taken, such as cleaning hands with hand sanitiser after handling packages or wearing disposable gloves.
A cloakroom service is provided during events.
If you have any further questions about organising your event, get in touch with the Yachts de Paris team who will be happy to help: email@example.com
What health and safety measures are being implemented to comply with health standards?
Face masks must be worn by both guests and staff in all indoor areas.
Upon arrival or at any other time during the event, we can provide masks as needed. All guests must wear one if they wish to move around the indoor areas of the event they’re attending.
Throughout the whole venue, you and your guests will also have access to hand basins with soap and hand sanitiser machines.
Please note that all of our staff have been trained to comply with and enforce current social distancing and health and safety measures, as well as any other preventative measures in place throughout our venues.
In the event that there is a proven or suspected case of Covid-19, our staff are trained in how to carry out a thorough cleaning and disinfecting procedure.
Are measures taken with regard to on-site catering?
All of our catering (breakfast, lunch, dinner and light bites) has been adapted to comply with current health and safety measures without compromising the quality of our services.
We offer a buffet-style format that requires minimal handling in the kitchen without sacrificing the quality of the produce. Our adapted catering means you can feel safe in the knowledge that what you’re eating has made it to your plate in a completely safe way.