The French capital takes on a new look when night falls: streets light up, monuments are illuminated, the Eiffel tower sparkles … Paris is fittingly called ‘the City of Light’! Now is an ideal time to take a boat trip and discover the city in another light.
Cruises along the Seine
The major cruise operators offer evening cruises along the Seine: the Vedettes du Pont Neuf, the Bateaux-Mouches®, a cruise with commentary with the Bateaux Parisiens, la "Croisière Paris by Night" des Vedettes de Paris, the ‘Paris by Night cruise’ by Canauxrama. Foodies won’t want to miss out on a dinner cruise. Unforgettable moments not to be missed.
Sightseeing bus tours
PARISCityVISION offers you several options for discovering Paris at night: a cruise on the Seine as well as a tour of Paris aboard a sightseeing bus, and a visit to the Eiffel Tower with fast-track access.
Tours in an original vehicle
Or discover Paris by night aboard a 2 CV with its typically-French retro charm thanks to 4 roue sous un parapluie.
Others might like an outing with a guide for an exciting night tour full of anecdotes.
Finally, nature lovers can enjoy the coolness of the night air in one of the many parks open 24 hours a day all year round and others which, during the summer, remain open until late or even all night.
Some of the parks and gardens exceptionally open 24 hours a day until the end of August include:
the Louis XIII square (4th) in the center of the Place des Vosges
the Garden of the Great Explorers Marco Polo and Cavelier de la Salle (6th) facing the Paris Observatory
Square Boucicaut (7th) next to the Bon Marché Rive Gauche
the Séverine square from which you can easily go to the Campagne à Paris (20th district)
the square du Sergent Aurélie Salel in the heart of Ménilmontant (20th district)