Safa'rives de Saône: discover Lyon's biodiversity


Our not-to-be-missed ephemeral cruises!

A cruise based on live observation of the incredible diversity of flora and fauna on the Saône and its banks in Lyon. With the Espèces parmi'Lyon association, passionate naturalists, set off on a Safari to meet the species that make up Lyon's biodiversity. A unique and rewarding experience in a unique setting!

  • 1 hour cruise
  • Departure at 11.15am


"Sailors, ready to go to sea, ready to set sail? Ready to discover the beauty of the horizon?"

Who has never dreamed, from an early age, of feeling a little pirate, a little sailor or a little adventurer?

50-minuts cruise

Departure at 11.00am


 Croisiere restaurant - bateaux lyonnais

Our restaurant cruises

Combine culture and gastronomy and discover Lyon on board of our restaurant boats: the Hermes and the Hermes II.

It's time to change your traditional restaurant outing and come aboard for a magical experience.

The Chef and his brigade concoct a generous, refined and fresh cuisine prepared on board !

Seasonal and regional products prepared with care offer you an explosion of flavours.

Practical information

Restaurant cruise, Departure Quais du Rhône - HERMES

Boarding and landing opposite 16, quai Claude Bernard, Lyon 7e.

Left bank of the Rhône at the foot of the University Bridge.

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Restaurant cruise, Departure Quais de Saône - HERMES II

Boarding and landing opposite 13B, quai Rambaud, Lyon 2e. 

On the left bank of the Saône, between Perrache and Confluence.

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Sightseeing cruises, Departure Quais de Saône

Boarding and landing opposite 2, quai des Célestins, Lyon 2e. At the foot of the Palais de Justice footbridge, on the left bank of the Saône, Place Bellecour side.

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 gift vouchers for boats in Lyon restaurant cruise

Gift vouchers

Treat a loved one with our restaurant cruise gift vouchers

  • Cruises of 2h30 or 5h30
  • From 65€/person
  • Lunch or dinner
 organise an exceptional private event for Lyon's boats

Privates events

Give a new dimension to your events by organising them on board one of our 6 boats.

In the heart of Lyon and to the rhythm of the rivers, celebrate a magical moment and bring your guests together for your private or professional event on board a boat! Cocktails, conferences, weddings, birthdays or even baptisms, everything is possible.

 School and young passengers cruise

School and young passengers cruise

Suitable for both children and teenagers, the school cruises allow you to admire a range of authentic and unusual landscapes along the water.

 les bateaux lyonnais

Les Bateaux Lyonnais

Created in 1984, the river company Les Bateaux Lyonnais has become a reference in its field, offering a new way to discover Lyon!

For a guided tour, a meal cruise or a private event, it offers tourists and Lyonnais residents the opportunity to enjoy a new urban experience.

Are you an individual or a professional? Dare to try something new by hiring one of our 7 boats and let yourself be transported into a unique atmosphere.