Setting up a business

Setting up a business on the river Seine in the Paris region

HAROPA-Ports of Paris, as the owner and manager of part of the river public property in the Paris region, especially in the heart of the capital city, in entrusted with the mission of developing passenger river transport and activities along the banks. Places on the property have thus been allocated for determined periods of time to public and private operators to develop different leisure and entertainment activities.

Overview of the leisure and entertainment offer in the Paris region

To-date, river tourism in the Paris region accounts for :

  • more than sixty companies of passenger boats and a fleet of 140 boats. Several kinds of offer can be distinguished: commentated tours, cruises with or without catering, aboard events and seminars.
  • about thirty companies and associations which operate quayside leisure and entertainment activities (non-navigating floating establishments). They offer receptions, seminars, music and theatre activities, catering, dancing clubs and show rooms.

Leisure and entertainment activities along the banks of the river Seine now form part of the charm and sightseeing assets of Paris thus enabling tourists and Paris area inhabitants to discover Paris in an original and pleasant way.  The high-quality, richness and variety of the offers constitute an essential feature for their success.

Let’s find all the offer of leisure and entertainment activities in the Paris region on the website loisirs en Seine.

Objective: to continue to develop the offer in river tourism

The river Seine still offers a significant growth potential. HAROPA-Ports of Paris then regularly proposes places under call for projects to even more develop its capacity of accommodation of passenger boats and diversify the leisure and entertainment offers. Their aim is to allocate places under agreements of temporary occupation of the river public property.

Calls for projects underway

You wish to develop an activity of river tourism, passenger transport, entertainment or leisure on the public property ?
Within the framework of the enhancement of the value of the Seine river banks, HAROPA-Ports of Paris propose numerous opportunities to develop entertainment/leisure activities on the river Seine.

Your project meets our expectations and our will to develop the management of our public property ?
Let us guide you to fill in your application file. Ask for your application file, once it is completed, you can return it to the following e-mail address: