Our Story

At the beginning...

Sail along the water to discover the evolutions of Batorama since the birth of the autonomous port of Strasbourg in 1937!


Acquisition by the Independent Port of Strasbourg of one of the launches from the International Exhibition of Paris, the Paris.



The adventure begins, with 10,000 people making use of the only launch at the time, the Paris.

The cruise was then confined to the basins of the Port du Rhin and aimed to explore the infrastructure and industries of the port.


The fleet expanded with the purchase of the Strasbourg, a Rhine passenger vessel with two decks.



The start of cruises on the Ill, made possible thanks to the boat Charles Frey, which was able to pass under the bridges of the city. 


The fleet continued to expand to 4 Dutch tourist-type launches, transporting 168,000 passengers on an urban cruise.

The audio commentaries were then broadcast using loudspeakers.  



The commissioning of the vessel Rouget de Lisle marked a fundamental stage in the history of Batorama.

In fact, the Rouget de Lisle was specially designed to meet the constraints of the Strasbourg urban cruise. With a low vertical clearance and a shallow draft, it was able both to pass under bridges and sail in shallow waters. It is also at this time that commentaries with headphones were provided.


Visit of Pope John Paul II to Strasbourg, where he borrowed the vessel Strasbourg to visit the Port and to sail on the Rhine. 



Commissioning of the Gustave Doré, the largest electrically powered boat in Europe.


Signing of a partnership between Batorama and the European Parliament for the joint tour of the city and the building.



Inauguration of the new pier at the European Parliament.


From a public commercial and industrial company, Batorama has become a private enterprise.