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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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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Wheelchair accessible


  • 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
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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 5403 reviews

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Wanted to go on a trip down the seine but didn’t want to pay for an expensive meal that wasn’t worth the price. This was great after an excellent meal at a nearby restaurant for half the price. The cruise itself wasn’t crowded and it was super relaxing and great to see the sights from a different perspective. Highly recommend.

June 22, 2022

Buying the ticket here I didn't have to queue to buy the ticket. In addition, through the app the value was lower. I highly recommend this tour, especially at sunset, it was the time I used, so I saw the sunset and on the way back with the boat I saw the tower lighting up. It was an incredible experience.

June 20, 2022

The boat ride itself is fine and all, just what you would expect, especially at night when central Paris turns into a see of light. There is, however, some pretty simple and obvious room for improvement. First, the booking mask itself suggests you either book a daytime or nighttime (‚lights‘) tour. Once you‘ve purchased the ticket, it is valid for the entire day though. Fine, so far so good, or even better! But, second, the tickets also say in their fine print to appear at the dock 20 minutes prior to boarding in order to not loose ones ‚chosen time slot‘. It is a first come, first served basis. Well, the problem with that is that since you didn‘t actually choose a time slot in the booking process, you can take any ride. No time slots! And the place gets extremely crowded for the 10 pm ride. You should really arrive at 9:15 pm to get a good seat on the open upper deck. Hence, what the ticket should REALLY say is: If you‘re too far back in line in the evening, you‘re fucked.

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June 18, 2022

Product ID: 193898