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What to Do in Paris at Night

There are just so many things to do in Paris at night! Although the city will charm you with its unique beauty during the day, it’s even more dreamlike and photogenic when the sun goes down. Paris boasts an incredibly diverse nightlife scene, from the dazzling performances at the Moulin Rouge to the serene and romantic scene by the Seine River.

Another great thing about exploring the French capital at night is that it offers a wide range of activities catered to different types of traveller. There are activities for families with kids, couples on honeymoon, and the foodies! If you’re wondering what to do in Paris at night, check out the list below.

Paris Night Things to Do

Paris Nightlife

Go for a Romantic Stroll Around the Champs-Elysees

The Champs-Élysées is one of the most popular attractions in Paris. This prestigious boulevard is lined with high-end shops, boutiques, cafes, theatres, and other interesting things, making it a great place to explore at night. The 1.9 km-long avenue runs along the 8th arrondissement, starting at the Place de la...

VAUX-LE-VICOMTE: Candlelit evenings (every Saturday from May 2nd to Oct 3rd)

1. VAUX-LE-VICOMTE: Candlelit evenings (every Saturday from May 2nd to Oct 3rd)

clock Duration: 5 hours
  • It is an unforgettable experience of visiting the 17th century Vaux Le Vicomte Palace.
  • This guided tour is followed by a lavish dinner in the L'Ecureuil restaurant.
  • The gardens are lit by 2000 candles and present a spectacular...
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Climb The Eiffel Tower and Enjoy the Breathtaking City Views Above

Climbing at the top of the Eiffel Tower is a popular tourist activity in Paris, but climbing the tower at night is a more magical experience where you will be rewarded with the breathtaking views of the city from the top. Aside from enjoying the views, there are several other activities to do on top, such as taking a tour of Gustave Eiffel’s...

Private tour Louvre By night

2. Private tour Louvre By night

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • It is an exclusive 4 hours evening tour of the remarkable Louvre Museum in Paris and its 3 wings - Sully, Denon & Richelieu.
  • It is a walk around the streets of Louvre through dazzling and attention-grabbing lighting effects.
  • A...
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Enjoy a Glass of Wine at Le Verre Volé

After a whole day of touring the famous sites and attractions in Paris, the best way to end your day is with a glass of your favorite wine. Thankfully, Paris is home to some of the best wine bars in the world. Just make sure you arrive early in the evening since most bars will not allow reservations. Settle with a good bottle of your favorite whine paired with cheese and other nibbles.

One of the most recommended wine bars in the city...

Paris by Night Illuminations Tour and Paris Moulin Rouge Show

3. Paris by Night Illuminations Tour and Paris Moulin Rouge Show

clock Duration: 5 hours
  • It is a night tour to witness Paris at its best.
  • An amazing experience of seeing illuminated views of famous monuments.
  • An opportunity to see the most popular Moulin Rouge cabaret show in the Montmartre district of Paris.
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Hop on a Cruise at the Seine River

For romantic night sightseeing in Paris, taking the cruise at the River Seine is highly recommended. Traveling down the river, the cruise will be passing by the city’s most iconic sights that look very picturesque at night. Some of the sights that you’ll be seeing during your cruise are the Louvre, the Assemblée Nationale, the Pont...

Ghost and Mysteries Walking Tour of Paris by Night

4. Ghost and Mysteries Walking Tour of Paris by Night

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  • Did you know the story of the ghost of Marie Antoinette wearing a white dress and walking headless Experience this unforgettable private tour and our...
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Witness a Spectacular Cabaret Show

When it comes to the things to do in Paris at night, the most obvious activity for many is to attend a traditional Parisian cabaret show. Cabaret has long been an important part of the Parisian culture and watching the show is an activity that you should not miss. Depending on your tastes, there are different cabaret shows that you can book.

For a...

Ghost Paris Walking Tour: Mona Lisa's Murder Night Game (Notre Dame, Pont Neuf)

5. Ghost Paris Walking Tour: Mona Lisa's Murder Night Game (Notre Dame, Pont Neuf)

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  • Embark on a quest around Paris by solving clues that will help you solve the mystery of the murder of Mona Lisa, all on your smartphone. Unlock new...
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Dine at a Historic Parisian Restaurant, Bouillon Chartier

The Bouillon Chartier is one of the most historic restaurants in Paris. So if you’re looking for a great place to dine in the city, this restaurant should be on top of your list. In fact, this place is popular to both the locals and the tourists since they are known to serve inexpensive but tasty traditional Parisian dishes.

The interiors of the Bouillon Chartier restaurant are tastefully decorated in the lovely art deco theme....

Deauville - Private Trip

6. Deauville - Private Trip

clock Duration: 11 hours
  • Spend your day in Deauville with a bilingual driver at your disposal all the day.

    Hot Spots :
    Beaches,
    Casino,
    Villa Strassburger,...
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Watch an Opera Show at Opéra Bastille

The French capital is a great place for lovers of theaters, musicals, and operas. When nighttime comes, opera fans can be seen lining up for their favorite show. Watching the opera is a great activity for everyone and among the best things to do in Paris at night with family.

There are many great places in Paris to watch operas, but the Opera Bastille is highly recommended. This modern opera house is famous in the city for its program...

Paris By Night - Vision Tour - Private Trip

7. Paris By Night - Vision Tour - Private Trip

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • Spend your day with a bilingual driver at your disposal all the night.

    What an amazing experience to see Paris by night! Unforgettable...
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Go for an Evening Swim at the Piscine Pontoise

If you fancy a dip at a pool at night, then head over to the Piscine Pontoise, a lavishly decorated art deco style pool located in the historic area of the Latin Quarter. This pool is very iconic that it has been used as backdrop for many films. The pool is covered and heated and has a truly relaxing ambiance.

Swimming at the Piscine Pontoise at night is a picturesque experience as the pool water is illuminated, allowing you to...

Honfleur - Private Trip

8. Honfleur - Private Trip

clock Duration: 11 hours
  • Spend your day in Honfleur with a bilingual driver at your disposal all the day.

    Hot Spots :
    Church of Sainte-Catherine,
    Vieux...
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Be Mesmerized By the Eiffel Tower Light Show

It’s hard to miss the Eiffel Tower in Paris but if you want to admire this iconic landmark in all its glory, check out the tower lights show that takes place every hour in the evening until 1AM. During this time, the tower is set aglow with different twinkling lights for a more magical effect.  You can view the light show from a distance in...

Paris by night Private walking tour

9. Paris by night Private walking tour

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • Adventure in Paris by night. You will see some of the major Parisian monuments illuminated: Notre Dame Cathedral, Pantheon, Pont neuf bridge, Louvre...
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Attend the Legendary Moulin Rouge Show

Watching the Moulin Rogue is another popular things to do in Paris after midnight. This legendary cabaret show is famous all over the world since it was made into a Hollywood film that stars some of the most famous actors in Hollywood, Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman.

The Moulin Rouge cabaret house is an iconic landmark in Paris...

PARIS : Gourmet dinner by Luxury Bus in the capital of lights

10. PARIS : Gourmet dinner by Luxury Bus in the capital of lights

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  • You want to discover Paris by night aboard a luxurious bus that takes you on a tour of the capital while enjoying the best of French gastronomy and a...
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See the Sights through Big Bus Tours

One of the best ways to explore the City of Lights at night is on board the Big Bus. The city bus tour will take you to some of the most popular attractions and landmarks in the city that includes the beautifully lit buildings such as the Moulin Rogue, Place...

Gastronomic dinner at a master restaurant and show at the Lido

11. Gastronomic dinner at a master restaurant and show at the Lido

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  • Live a unique evening that will start at a restaurant most popular and relevant moment to follow your driver will pick you up to take you to discover...
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Climb to the Top of the Arc de Triomphe

Another way to get admire the stunning view of Paris at night is to climb at the top of the

Arc de Triomphe. This iconic landmark was built during the early 1800s to commemorate France’s victory during the battle of Austerlitz. The triumphal arch is one of the largest in the world and underneath it there’s a tomb of an...

Dinner show at the Lido with transport and night tour

12. Dinner show at the Lido with transport and night tour

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  • Departure to the Lido at the address of your choice, sedan with private driver, welcome line, privileged location, program, aperitif choice, gourmet...
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Check out the Late Night Museums and Galleries

The museums of Paris are among the most famous attractions in the city. Thus, you can expect this place to be very crowded especially during the rush hours. Visiting at night is a great way to explore the museums where there’s less crowd allowing you to have a quiet time as you soak in the various displays, galleries, and exhibits.

Not all Paris museums are opened until late night although there are a few that you can explore until...

Dinner show at the Moulin Rouge with transport and night tour

13. Dinner show at the Moulin Rouge with transport and night tour

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  • Departure to the Moulin Rouge at the address of your choice, private chauffeur sedan, VIP welcome, gourmet dinner, champagne and show.

    Your...
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Catch a World-Class Ballet Performance at the Palais Opera Garnier

Visiting the Palais Opera Garnier is an experience in itself and watching a live ballet performance at this opulent opera house is an even more exciting experience. The Palais Garnier is a popular opera house not only in Paris but in the world as well. Watching a ballet or opera show at this place is a once in a lifetime experience for most...

Private Paris Night Tour - with Magic City Lights and Local Vibes

14. Private Paris Night Tour - with Magic City Lights and Local Vibes

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • Sincere and casual, posh and elegant, mysterious and full of intrigues, Paris by night is the experience you can’t miss. Discover how the most...
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Watch the Spectacular Fireworks at Disneyland Paris

Most families heading to Paris will most likely visit the Disneyland, especially those with small kids. Indeed, the Disneyland Paris is a great place to visit for the family. However, instead of only visiting during the day, it’s a good idea to wait until the evening when the firework show starts. The fireworks show will start around 9:30 PM although the...

Eiffel's Glittering Tower's Summit by Night

15. Eiffel's Glittering Tower's Summit by Night

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  • Indulge the evening stars of the Parisian skyline as you are guided towards the Summit of the famous Eiffel Tower. As you make your way up with the...
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Conclusion

Dubbed the City of Lights, there’s no doubt that Paris is even more fabulous at night. Everything just looks entirely different and the atmosphere is livelier. Some of the city’s most beautiful landmarks are illuminated, which adds up to the experience. With this long list of things to do in Paris at night, you will surely not run out of things to experience during the entire time that you’re in the city. Whether you are traveling alone, with your partner, or with the entire family, seeing Paris at night is truly a fun way to discover the best of the city!

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