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Paris: 1-Hour Illuminations River Cruise

Paris: 1-Hour Illuminations River Cruise

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From US$ 18.59 US$ 16.53 per person

Booked 68 times yesterday

Admire the beautiful monuments of Paris illuminated for the evening on an enjoyable 1-hour on the River Seine.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
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Duration 1 hour
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian


  • Experience the "City of Lights" after dark on a Paris illuminations cruise
  • Sail down the River Seine past floodlit monuments such as the Eiffel Tower
  • Enjoy panoramic views on board a classic Bateaux Parisiens pleasure boat
Full description

Take a night cruise on the River Seine and enjoy spectacular views of Paris illuminated against the night sky. Enjoy informative audio commentary on your smartphone as you cruise on this boat trip past the city's most famous buildings.

Embark on this round trip boat excursion to see Paris by night. Listen to the on board audio-guide commentary on your smartphone (available in 14 languages) to learn more about the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and other attractions. Glide gently through the Paris of today and yesterday as you enjoy panoramic views from the classic trimaran boat, with terrace and exterior passageways. Marvel at the illuminated sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, and Musée d’Orsay.

See the spooky gargoyles of Notre Dame, and pass the imposing façade of the Louvre Museum, Grand Palais, and many more sites.

  • 1-hour cruise
  • Audio commentary on your smartphone
  • Illuminated sights of Paris by night
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Souvenir photos
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Board at the river bank at Port de la Bourdonnais (at the foot of the Eiffel Tower) – pontoon no. 3 – 75007 Paris, France. Paid parking is available at the meeting point.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Regular departures of the tour are between 10 AM and 10 PM, there are no departures of the cruise at 1 PM and 730 PM
  • Children under 3 travel for free
  • This activity takes place in most weather conditions
  • The boats are heated in winter, air-conditioned in summer, and covered in case of rain
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 7681 reviews

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Excellent boat trip at night that enabled us to see a lot of sights. The audio was a brilliant addition to provide further context. only let down by the hour we had to stand in a queue with no real reason as to why or timings for the actual cruises. You just stood in a queue and waited for them to let you on. The boat was there but we just stood for a hour. Clear times for each cruise would be good so you can decide if you want to stand or come back closer to the time. I suspect it’s not fixed and they just wait until there’s critical mass. Not everybody can physically stand for long periods and really put me off doing it again.

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November 21, 2022

Cruise was definitely popular in the evening but highly recommend close to dusk. We hopped on one leaving on the hour which returned as the Eiffel tower began sparkling. It was a tad cold outside however there is an inside option. The commentary was interesting yet kept basic to enjoy the scenery. I found the background music a tad loud but not so much so that it ruined the overall experience. Great value for the money on our opinion.

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November 20, 2022

I used the maps app to find the meeting point,but it guided me to the end of the promenade and we had to walk back to find the boat. Another small issue was the fact that the seats where wooden thus made the experience a bit tiring. Besides that it was very good overall.

November 20, 2022

Product ID: 193898