Our boats

With Les Bateaux Lyonnais, discover Lyon as you’ve never seen it before!

For a lunch or dinner, wedding, family celebration, birthday or professional event, climb aboard one of our 6 Les Bateaux Lyonnais boats to experience your key moments in life differently.

The Ville de Lyon river barge and the Hermès, Navilys, Saint Jean and Elle&Lui boats are at your disposal to take you on an outstanding cruise.

Les Bateaux Lyonnais will be pleased to welcome you on board!


One anecdote?

 In 1984, the company Les Bateaux Lyonnais inaugurated its boat rides on the Saône and Rhône rivers.  The first “Bateaux-Mouches®” of Paris were actually built in Lyon in the district of “La Mouche”. They have been ordered for the Universal Exhibition in 1867.


Daydream as you admire magnificent urban landscapes on the Hermès restaurant boat!

The flagship of the fleet, this fully renovated upscale boat organises gourmet river tours every day. For lunch or dinner, the crew and chef will be pleased to welcome you and serve you authentic dishes. Their cuisine showcases fresh products that will subtly stimulate your taste-buds!

Relax in a cosy setting thanks to customised services.

Hermès can also be hired out for all types of events: cocktails, business meals, private or VIP events, sightseeing, etc.

restaurant BOAT hermès

restaurant BOAT hermès ii

Hermès II, our restaurant boat, provides a relaxing environment in which you can discover or rediscover the multiple facets of Lyon. Designed by a young architect from Lyon, the boat has high ceilings and large windows to ensure maximum light and superb views of the city.

So come and take advantage of this unique cruising experience and enjoy a sophisticated meal prepared on board by our young head chef. We offer a variety of routes and options to meet your needs. The chef and his team will serve you a menu of traditional flavours with gourmet accents to delight your taste buds.

The boat is ideal for private or business lunches and dinners, but can also be hired for events: seminars, conferences, birthdays and even weddings.



navilys BOAT

A symbol of innovation, Navilys is a latest-generation electric sightseeing boat. Environmentally friendly and designed specifically for passenger comfort, it offers an uninterrupted panoramic view of Lyon. Hire Navilys, cast off and succumb to magnificent urban landscapes in a UNESCO World Heritage city.

For food and drink, our partner caterer Serge Magner will add an exceptional touch to your event. You can also use your own caterer.




Hoist the sails! Here, "Elle" is for the Saône river and "Lui" is for the Rhône river. Treat yourself to an urban getaway by climbing aboard the two river boats and experience an exhilarating moment! The Les Bateaux Lyonnais team will provide you with a customised cruise combining originality, relaxation, authenticity and charm!



Book online my cruise

I offer
a gift voucher