The classic Bateaux Parisiens pleasure cruise boat has an open top viewing platform and a covered indoor seating area with walkway offering panoramic views of Paris from wherever you choose to stand or sit.
Travelling on the River Seine at night it takes passengers past the most iconic and beautiful buildings, monuments, and bridges in the city that are lit up at night in a beautiful light show.
Your Experience With Paris Illuminations Night Cruise Seine
Board the Bateaux Parisiens boat at the dock and enjoy a warm welcome from staff. Find a seat whether upstairs (no commentary) or downstairs (with commentary) and sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey as you witness the most iconic sights of Paris lit up at night in a spectacular display of light and colour.
On the 1 hour round-trip cruise you will pass by an array of beautiful floodlit bridges and monuments, you'll see Les Invalides, Musee d'Orsay, Notre Dame cathedral, the Louvre Museum, Grand Palais, and of course the stunning Eiffel Tower on a cruise that's a true feast for the eyes!
What Paris Illuminations Night Cruise Seine Includes?
1 hour round-trip cruise at night
Live Commentary and Audio Commentary covering 13 languages:
Things Before Go
Be sure to print your voucher!
No smoking onboard the boat
Luggage is now allowed onboard (small handbags, laptop bags, and small rucksacks are ok).
Sit downstairs if you want the commentary as it doesn't reach upstairs (live or audio).
Is It Suitable for Me?
The perfect way to see the city at night.
Good for everyone whether couples, solo travellers, or families.
First time visitors can listen to the commentary so they get an understanding of what they're passing, whilst those who've visited before can just sit back and watch Paris pass by.
Large luggage is not allowed on board so this is not suitable for travellers en route to/from the train station / airport etc.
Travellers talking about this river cruise on GetYourGuide and Viator are more than happy with this night cruise and the amazing views that it offers giving it good reviews and high ratings.
Travellers have described it by saying "Great Tour and Beautiful View of Paris at Night" "The Cruise was great!!! The views were wonderful!!!" "It was one of the highlight of our trip!" and "A fun evening tour"
People say that the live commentary is informative and the guide delivering it very friendly and pleasant but they have noted that if you sit upstairs there is no commentary available and so you do not know the sights you are passing. Some people had problems locating the boat due to many queues forming at the popular Eiffel Tower riverside location from where this tour departs.
Best Times to Visit
If visiting in Summer take the 10.00pm or 10:3.00 pm to see the lights. You could also take the 9pm to get sunset and dusk with the lights just turning on.
You will see:
The Louvre Museum
Address / Pick up Location
Departing from Port de la Bourdonnais (at the foot of the Eiffel Tower), Pontoon No. 3, 75007 Paris
This cruise is wheelchair accessible.
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