1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Seine River

Paris: 1-Hour Illuminations River Cruise

Product ID: 193898
Admire the beautiful monuments of Paris illuminated for the evening on an enjoyable 1-hour on the River Seine.
About this activity
Duration: 1 hour
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • 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
Full description
Take a night cruise on the River Seine and see Paris illuminated for the 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, with terrace and exterior passageways. Marvel at the illuminated sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, and Musée d’Orsay. See the ghastly gargoyles of Notre Dame, pass the imposing façade of the Louvre Museum, Grand Palais, and many more sites.
  • 1-hour cruise with commentary
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Souvenir photos

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

At the foot of the Eiffel Tower, Pontoon no. 3, 300 Port de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

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Important information
What to bring
  • Charged Smartphone
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Children under 4 years of age travel for free
• Smoking is not permitted on board the boat
• Audio-commentary is available using your own smartphone, please bring a smartphone and headphones to be able to listen to commentary in your language.
• April, May, and September: A boat departs every 30 minutes between 10:00 AM and 10:30 PM (except at 1:00 PM), and on weekends between 10:00 AM and 11:00 PM
• June to August: A boat departs every 30 minutes (except at 1:00 PM) between 10:00 AM and 11:00 PM.
On 14 July, the last departure is at 2:00 PM
• October to March: A boat departs every hour from 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM (except at 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM).
On 24 December, the last departure is at 5:00 PM, on 31 December, the last departure is at 9:30 PM
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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 3361 reviews

Review summary

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    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Advice: Call before arriving on site to confirm that the flood does not change the route, even if for walks without dinner, boat low enough so is not affected by navigation restrictions due to flood. Do it on weekdays to avoid the rush. What is nice is that you will have the choice between indoor and outdoor once in the boat. And an audio guide richer in languages than in content to tell the truth, but make your own guide for your sweetheart or your guests on a background of French music :-) For small wallets: bring your drinks with you, the mini bottle of 'evian is 3 € in the boat distributor.

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February 6, 2020

This was an excellent little boat trip that didn’t disappoint. With the smooth, clean boat and informative commentary from the app provided, we were given a brief history lesson which was exactly what we were expecting. We were fortunate enough to select the boat trip time that corresponded with the sunset therefore we were presented with both Paris at day as well as Paris at evening with showed the city in lights which was amazing.

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January 19, 2020

The river cruise was wonderful. We went at night and had great views of both sides of the river due to the top deck. The top deck was comfortable and had seating all around the boat. This was important because i saw other boats with seats just facing forward and that limits your options. Wonderful cruise and booking process-no issues at all. Thank you!

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January 17, 2020

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Product ID: 193898