Tourism and river leisure in Ile-de-France 

The Seine is one of the main tourist attractions of Ile-de-France. Tourism and river recreation are a major activity throughout the year. With nearly 8 million passengers transported each year, Paris remains the leading tourist port in the world.
- Territorial Department of Paris

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With 700 km of navigable waterways along the Seine, the Marne, the Oise and the Ourcq, 60 islands, more than fifty ports and stops with multiple activities, walks along the water allow you to discover Ile-de-France differently.
Also, professionals in this sector innovate to meet the demand of all French and foreign customers ; as witness the Ducasse sur Seine, a 100% electric cruise boat with catering.

HAROPA PORT is carrying out and rehabilitating lot of construction along the riverbanks in order to offer Île-de-France residents safe passage compatible with industrial activities.

Strengthen the tourist attractiveness of the Seine

HAROPA PORT contributes to reinforce the tourist attractiveness of the Seine by developing the passenger transport with new stopover infrastructures (Issy-les-Moulineaux, Beaugrenelle, La Roche-Guyon).
But also, thanks to actions in partnership with the various tourist offices along the Seine axis or with the Regional Tourism Committees of Ile-de-France or Normandy.
In total, 37 stopovers in Ile-de-France welcome tourists from river cruises.

Cruises on the Seine

Passenger transport on the Seine is available in several types of cruises:

  • the sightseeing cruises with 58 companies and more than 130 boats. This sector weighs nearly 170 million euros in turnover and is also developing in Normandy, particularly in Rouen ;
  • the river cruise which offers stays of several days on the Seine between Paris and Honfleur. The number of companies and the fleet are stable: 14 cruise companies for a fleet of 21 river cruisers with a capacity of more than 50 people).

The greening of the river fleet

In terms of passenger transport, HAROPA PORT encourages and supports the greening of river fleet. One of the most significant achievements is the installation of riverside connection points for supply of water and electricity.

In Paris, the Grenelle port has already a system installed and six others will have been added by 2024. By 2028, the 30 stopovers will be equiped.
HAROPA PORT has also installed connections for the river cruises: two at the lower Javel port and one at La Roche-Guyon.

River leisure in Ile-de-France

The waterways welcome a diversified offer in terms of catering, receptions, seminars or artistic and cultural events. But also many water sports: rowing, canoeing, water skiing or sailing.

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