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Paris: 1-Hour Illuminations River Cruise

Paris: 1-Hour Illuminations River Cruise

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

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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  • 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 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

  • Tour departs every 30 minutes between 10 am and 10:30 pm with breaks at 1 pm and 7:30 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 6278 reviews

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The boat ride was very nice. However, you should be there early enough, as you normally have to queue at the back of the long queue at Steg 3.1. We were there on a Saturday and ships left shortly after 10:30 p.m. or the ships left more than half an hour. So it's worth the wait, even if you're a little late. Unfortunately we didn't understand how the audio guide works. We sat on the top floor of the ship. My guess is that it is only possible to use the audio guide on the lower floor of the ship. It would be an advantage if this was explained in more detail in the booking confirmation.

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August 15, 2022

The boat ride was great. Although you had an audio guide on your cell phone, the most important key points were given over the loudspeaker. And in several languages. We had to queue for 30-45 minutes to get on the boat, so I don't recommend being there too late in the evening. The boat staff was very friendly and helpful.

August 14, 2022

A unique experience not to be forgotten !!! Movida of all Paris was there, on the banks of the Seine, with music, involving joy and various dances. Not to mention the apotheosis, the tower lit up in the evening .. to see, there are no words to describe. Thanks, Natalie

August 14, 2022

Product ID: 193898