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Experience the best of the magical Paris illuminations
The City of Light takes on a special personality at night when all her grand buildings are spectacularly illuminated. Experience the magic of the Paris illuminations on this delightful drive, past her most famous landmarks.
Our guide to Paris Illuminations
The world-famous Paris buildings, avenues, squares and monuments take on a new character at night largely due to the magnificent lighting, giving rise to the saying ‘City of Lights’.
Take a scenic 90-minute drive through Paris on board one of our open-deck bus and prepare to be enchanted by the nighttime magic of Paris. As the "City of Lights" comes alive, you'll bear witness to a breathtaking spectacle of illuminated monuments and bridges, immersing yourself in the enchanting atmosphere that pervades this iconic city.
Journey through the vibrant quarters of Opéra Garnier, Saint Germain-des-Prés, and Champs Elysées, each offering a unique glimpse into the beating heart of Parisian life. Behold the timeless beauty of the Eiffel Tower, the grandeur of the Louvre Museum, and the resolute magnificence of Notre Dame a testament to resilience despite tragic events. As you traverse from one riverbank to another, the magnificent bridges of Paris will transport you to new vistas, revealing the city's inherent charm.
Throughout the tour, immerse yourself in the rich history of Paris, expertly narrated through individual audio guides. Uncover the transformations the city has undergone over the centuries, gaining insight into its evolving identity. As evening descends (or nightfall, depending on the time of year), you'll experience the ineffable ambience that sets Paris aglow.
Highlights include: Opera Square - Louvre Museum - Saint Germain des Pres - Notre Dame Cathedral - Champs Elysees Avenue - Arc de Triomphe - Eiffel Tower - Moulin Rouge.
1 hour 30 minutes.
Place de Sydney - 75015 Paris. The nearest Paris metro is Bir Hakeim. (Tour ends at the Place de Sydney - 75015 Paris.)
Terms and conditions
Terms and conditions for Paris Illuminations
- In summer, tours will partially take place during sunlight as it does not get dark until much later in the evening
- Place de Sydney - 75015 Paris. The nearest Paris metro is Bir Hakeim.
- You must make your own way to the departure location.
- The tour ends at the Place de Sydney - 75015 Paris.
- Remember to bring your earphones for the tour commentary.
- No stops during the tour
- Cancellation policy: Free cancellation up to 3 calendar days before departure (Central European Time).
Frequently Asked Questions for Paris Illuminations
What time does the Eiffel Tower light up?
The Eiffel Tower illuminates from sundown until 11:45 PM each evening, with an added touch of sparkling brilliance for 5 minutes at the start of every hour.