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

Paris Illuminations Night Tour

This Paris night tour takes you through the city in the evening hours, providing an easy way for you to see famous landmarks lit up after dark. You’ll travel past illuminated attractions like the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, Place de la Concorde, the Opera House, Arc de Triomphe and more. Listen to commentary about the city and its history as you go. Choose either a standard coach tour or a small-group tour by minivan limited to eight people, which provides a more intimate experience for admiring Paris’ illuminations. 


  • 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

See the City of Light come to life on this Paris by night tour, which takes you past the city’s most iconic landmarks, made even more beautiful with their twinkling lights. You’ll see plazas and wide boulevards like Place Vendôme, Place de la Concorde and the Champs- Elysées; drive along the Rue de Rivoli to the Louvre; and catch sight of Notre-Dame, the Grand Palais, Petit Palais and Hôtel de Ville.

See the Opera house, Arc de Triomphe, Les Invalides, Madeleine Church and Place Pigalle, and cross the Pont Neuf into the St-Germain-des- Près neighborhood on the other side of the Seine. Of course, a Paris illuminations tour isn’t complete without a nighttime view of the Eiffel Tower from Trocadéro, a photo op you don’t want to miss.

Pickup and drop-off locations and commentary depend on the tour you select when booking. The standard tour by 50-passenger coach starts and ends at a central location in Paris and includes recorded commentary via audio headsets. The small-group minivan tour is limited to just eight passengers and includes live narration by an onboard guide, as well as hotel pickup and drop-off.  

Customer Reviews

Barbara T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was fantastic. My first night in Paris and I was lucky enough to have the tour all to myself. The guide was extremely informative and knowledgeable. Would recommend it to anyone.

Laura D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Really lovely way to see the main Paris hot spots illuminated at night.. Relaxing after a long day sightseeing on foot.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

very nice tour


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We took the small group tour with Massimiliano. A small group made the tour very personal and our guide truly exceeded our expectations. Being collected from our accommodation was a huge bonus. He was very knowledgeable and allowed us plenty of time at each of the sights for photographs. The Eiffel Tower at 10pm was awesome.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was one of the highlights of my time in paris

John S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our guide was friendly, charming and made every effort to accommodate us. Thr tour was beautiful and fun

Beverly J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Wonderful tour guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Sights were unbelievably gorgeous!

Theresa Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Took this tour on our first night in Paris only need one word to describe it: AMAZING! Everyone should experience at night!

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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.

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