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Jean-Marc Provent, Lyon City Boat
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Lyon City Boat allows you to discover Lyon from a different angle

Jean-Marc Provent, Manager of Lyon City Boat

Jean-Marc Provent created Lyon City Boat in 1984 and has managed it ever since. He is also a captain, a guide, and is heavily involved in expanding Lyon's tourism potential. These are all roles which he fulfils passionately and determinedly.

Which cruise should I choose?

The fleet is a very diverse one and offers a number of complimentary boats which each meet different needs.The Hermès floating restaurant with its Chef Jean-Paul Voloir, proposes delicious local cooking every day. It can welcome up to 300 diners and 150 people for seminars.
The Ville de Lyon barge is well adapted to welcome seminars and professional or family events.

For their part, the Elle and Lu riverboats have been designed for boat trips and discovering the local landscapes, with commentary from guides to help you discover Lyon in a new and exciting way, from the river.

What's the difference between a discovery cruise compared to a traditional cruise?

The sense of relaxation is unique on board a boat. The immensity of the landscapes can really be appreciated here. The guides, who provide commentary on board in French and English, will offer a running narrative on the local landscapes. This provides a great chance to tell visitors more about the town and help them discover Lyon from a new angle, including its leafy landscapes, monuments and viewpoints, etc.Lyon is absolutely magnificent when viewed from the river.

And do you get to see much more than just water?

Life on the river Saône is intense and exciting, with its boats and canoes. There are three highly reputed clubs inLyon. The Saône is also a genuine aquatic playground! You can see the banks of the Saône, so popular with lovers, or people walking, reading, chatting or topping up their suntans … You can admire the hanging gardens on the Ile Barbe, brimming with charm. A river synonymous with relaxation and fun, the Saône offers plenty of attractions, which can be best experienced from on board a boat, while discovering La Confluence from the river can also be very interesting.


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