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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:90 minutes (approx.)

Paris Illuminations Night Tour

There's nothing quite like Paris at night! On this illuminations tour, you'll watch Paris transform into the City of Lights as you ride past the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre, the Champs-Elysées, l’Arc de Triomphe, Hôtel de Ville, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, Place Vendôme, Opéra and more. Learn about Paris' rich history along the way. Choose a standard coach tour or small-group minivan tour for a more personalized experience.


  • 1.5-hour Paris illuminations tour
  • Enjoy a scenic evening ride down Paris’ tree-lined boulevards past illuminated monuments and squares
  • View the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées, Louvre, Notre Dame, Opéra and more
  • Learn about the sights and history of Paris from your onboard guide
  • Choose a standard tour (coach) or small-group tour (minivan)

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is an ideal tour if you want to get an overview of some of Paris' most famous sites at night. The commentary provides a great introduction without going into too much detail.

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What You Can Expect

Paris Illuminations Night Tour

See the sights of Paris illuminated at night

Watch Paris sparkle as the sun sets and day turns to night on this 1.5-hour illuminations tour. Learn about the sights as you cruise down Paris’ tree-lined boulevards past animated cafes, historic attractions, monuments and squares.

Ride through Place Vendôme and Opéra and down Rue de Rivoli to the Louvre. View Hôtel de Ville, Place de la Concorde, Notre Dame and the Grand Palais and Petit Palais, and cross Pont Neuf to St-Germain-des-Près.

Travel down the Champs-Elysées to l’Arc de Triomphe, and loop back to Trocadéro for a stunning view of the glittering Eiffel Tower. Then pass Les Invalides, Madeleine Church and Place Pigalle on your way to your original departure point.

If you choose the standard tour, you’ll be picked up at a central meeting point and travel through Paris by 50-passenger coach, with individual audio headsets available for commentary. If you choose the small-group tour, you'll be picked up from your hotel and travel through Paris by 8-passenger minivan, with live commentary from an expert guide for a more intimate experience.

Customer Reviews

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent! Tour guide was right on time and gave us a lovely tour in a new van! He spoke both English, French and Spanish and he used all 3 to our delight 2 of our tour were from Spain Took us by every major spot in the city and explained history and significance of each building. Really a delightful guy and a tour! I can't recommend this tour enough!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was magical! Riding through Paris at night was a great experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour a pleasure.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The trip and tour guide were outstanding

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Tour was very comprehensive viewing of Paris at night, with very informative driver

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Enjoyed the illumination tour, it was a great way to see Paris as a lone traveler on their first night. Great tour, you get to see all the sights and the Eifel Tower lit up at night

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Iva, gave us some very useful info as we rode around the city and she chose some excellent vantage points for seeing the sights and taking photos. An added bonus was seeing parts of the city not usually included in the tour as we returned other tour members to their hotels.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Paris by night was a great trip , our guide was well informed , and the city was magical

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent tour, very organized, very nice route, a perfect overview of the city at night. The driver even stopped at the Eiffel tower for us to watch the light show. Splendid

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We really loved this tour and we also took this on our first night in Paris. It gave us a sense on where everything was and it was also so beautiful to see everything light up at night. The driver was nice enough to make sure we got to the Eiffel Tower on the hour so we could see the blinking lights for 5 minutes. Well worth taking this tour and sitting in a comfortable shuttle and being shown all the sites.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

From the driver to the spectacular views, this tour was great!

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