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A pleasure boat that takes sightseers on the Seine in Paris.
- ‘Starting at the Palais Rohan, where Napoleon dumped Josephine, long glass-roofed bateaux mouches, or river barges, follow a lazy route through the Ill canals.’
- ‘From Canary Wharf, we boarded a kind of bateau mouche and embarked on an hour-long journey on the river.’
- ‘For me, that meant a stroll down to the river, followed by an afternoon on a bateau mouche - one of the large, flat boats that take goggle-eyed tourists up and down the Seine.’
- ‘Water taxis and tour boats, which are to a Parisian bateau mouche what the armadillo is to the ankylosaur, plow the Riverwalk loop.’
- ‘The modern Bateau-Mouche, a design ideal for navigating shallow rivers and canals.’
French, literally ‘fly boat’, because of the boat's mobility.
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