Bateau el Alamein cafe and concert venue in Paris

Sometimes known as the Peniche El Alamein, this brightly coloured renovated peniche boat, is moored on the River Seine and provides cafe atmosphere on its flowered terrace during the nice weather along with being a concert venue.

About the Bateau El Alamein

Now, you will be able to find the El Alamein barge relatively easily, as this is a brightly coloured boat in a purple colour with numerous plants covering its deck or terrace in terracotta plant pots, which is actually turned into a cafe during the warmer months and when it is not raining.
Bateau el Alamein Paris
Having ethnic origins and that kind of feel with a friendly atmosphere, the barge itself was even named after an Egyptian fishing port, and open from around June to September, inside is cosy, and provides a programme with a wide variety of different of different music styles.

French chancsons, through to live jazz bands or an Edith Piaf song night are just some of the live music events that could be on the agenda, which means that the Bateau El Alamein Peniche barge attracts a slighter older clientele than some of the other floating venues designed as nightclubs in Paris.

And with a licensed bar, you could enjoy a quiet drink with friends amongst the plants and flowers on the terrace while enjoying tapas or cheese platters through to home made desserts and lunch is also available from a Tuesday to Friday, weather permitting.

Visiting Peniche El Alamein Concert Venue and Cafe in Paris

You will find the Bateau El Alamein boat and music concert venue permanently moored on the River Seine on the Quai Francois Mauriac in the 13th Arrondissement, by the Bibliotheque National de France library and in between the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir and the Pont de Tolbiac bridges in Paris.

And the terrace normally opens at 5.30pm during weekdays, but at 3.30pm on a Saturday and Sunday, however, as far as we are aware, they are closed on a Monday, and the terrace is not open when it rains, yet lunch is also possible in fine weather.

Now as for the programme and up and coming events, you can subscribe to a newsletter, but sometimes there is also a poster displayed on the quay just in front of the barge and these live music events do range in cost from around €8 upwards.
Bateau el Alamein live music
Bateau el Alamein top deck
And when it comes to getting to this unusual venue for entertainment in Paris, you will find that the nearest Metro station is the Quai de la Gare stop via line 6.  Alternatively, you could utilise the Bibliotheque Francois Mitterrand stop for the Metro line 14 or the RER train line C, yet two Velib self service bike rental stations are located very close as well on the Quai Francais Mauriac.