Summer 2020 in Paris: ideas for things to do in the evening

Good to know: this summer, cultural events take place at night as well as during the day

This summer in Paris the focus is on culture! And while there is plenty to appreciate in the daytime, the same can be said for evenings too, which offer other more intimate but just as rich experiences. Museums, cruises, guided tours, and concerts are yours to enjoy in the cool summer evenings.

La Cité de l'architecture & du Patrimoine : late night opening hours

Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine - Palais Chaillot, Paris

Good news! Did you know that the Cité de l'Architecture & du Patrimoine is open all summer and on Thursday evenings until 9pm? Come and explore the permanent collections, find out more about architecture from the Middle Ages to the present day, all with an incomparable view of the Eiffel Tower!

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Mad Dimension: pop-up museum at the Manoir de Paris

Looking for things to do in the evening this summer? Head to Mad Dimension, the pop-up and instagrammable museum! Visitors are invited to get into the spirit of things in the mysterious, colourful and luminous atmospheres, and give free rein to their imagination while snapping pictures of themselves. An experience to share until 20 September 2020 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until 9pm.

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Grand Palais: late night opening hours

Affiche de l'exposition Pompéi au Grand Palais, Paris

Every Wednesday evening until 10pm, you can go along to the Grand Palais and travel back in time to Pompeii, from the time of its peak to its decline, and more especially during its destruction, via 360° HD projections, sound creations and 3D reconstructions of streets and houses.

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Vedettes de Paris: aperitif on the Seine

Vedettes de Paris - Vedettes de Paris la nuit

An aperitif with stunning views of the finest monuments. As a couple or with friends, cruise along the Seine with the Vedettes de Paris. Enjoy music and a glass of beer, wine or a soft drink, on deck on the water. Departures from the foot of the Eiffel Tower, every day at 8.15pm.

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Fondation Royaumont: spend a night in an abbey

Abbaye royale de Royaumont - Façade, Paris

From 11 July to 30 August, come and discover the Abbey of Saint Louis at the Fondation Royaumont in an original way. After an exceptional dinner in one of the abbey’s most beautiful vaulted rooms, spend a peaceful night there and the following morning enjoy the view from your window of the lovely cloister and gardens. An experience not to be missed!

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Run Run Tours: running tours of Paris

RunRun Tours - Group running tour pont des Arts, Paris

Run through the illuminated city with Run Run Tours! Choose a guided running tour of between 6 or 10 km and pass by famous monuments at sunset. Take advantage of the cool summer evenings to go along little streets and discover the capital from a different perspective! Monday to Friday from 7pm to 9pm.

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Open Tour: illuminations tour

OPEN TOUR - Face à l'Hôtel de Ville, Paris

Ready for a 1hr30 light tour? Comfortably seated on an Open Tour bus, enjoy a tour of Paris and see its monuments, streets and bridges illuminated. All the enchantment of the city is yours from 15 July to 15 September, between 7pm and 10pm daily.

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Holland Bikes: bike night tour

Holland Bikes Tours and Rentals - Vélos Tour Eiffel, Paris

Discover Paris on an authentic Dutch bike with Holland Bikes. On a night cycle ride, the City of Paris is all lit up and offers wonderful sights. See the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre all illuminated!

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Joce Bateau Mistinguett: cruise with musical entertainment

Bateau Alizé - Terrasse Bateau Mistinguett

This summer enjoy a 2-hour trip on the Seine with a dinner show on the Mistinguett boat. With family or friends, spend a carefree evening enjoying a meal on the water while listening to a professional singer perform French hits, then round off the evening by dancing until 11pm. Departure at 7pm from Wednesday to Saturday.

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Greets Paris: discover Paris while running

Jardins de l'Archipel des Berges de Seine

If you love running, on holiday in Paris, consider Run Visit by Greets Paris!

A tour guide will take you around the iconic monuments, museums and hidden attractions of Paris on a 5- or 7-km tour. The opportunity to discover the main Parisian sights in the coolness of the evening. No stopwatch, no stress, everyone goes at their own pace and enjoys the wonderful parks while soaking up the atmosphere of the French capital.

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