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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.

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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
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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. Tour departs every 30 minutes between 10 AM and 10:30 PM with breaks at 1 PM and 7:30 PM.

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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
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Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 4868 reviews

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Fun way to experience Paris through a different perspective. I would recommend booking this cruise earlier in your tour as a way to orient to all the major landmarks. There is an audio guide which we didn't download but something to look into if you're interested. Overall very fun and relaxing experience. Definitely go early for good seats on the upper deck

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May 15, 2022

Took the cruise with my husband and our two kids after previously visiting the tower between 7 and 9 pm. We took the last cruise of the day from 9 to 10 pm so we can watch the city's evening vibes and beautifully litt landmarks. The cruise ended aphoteotically with the sparkling Eiffel tower which happend exactly at 10 pm as the ship docked at it's feet. Definetlly recommended! Ps Bring wind protection!

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April 28, 2022

We arrived at the pier, with some advance notice and there were already some passengers lining up to get on the boat. We queued up and everything went well. Even for a pandemic season, it was crowded! On the lower floor, anyone who wanted to be sheltered could sit and on the upper floor, there was the open air and with a better view. The visit was guided through the boat's wifi. It was possible to connect, select the language and listen to the audio guide throughout the trip. I was able to connect to the guide before the trip started but then there was some glitch that I couldn't hear the audio guide. Despite the embarrassment, it was super enjoyable.

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April 27, 2022

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