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 and perhaps also include a sightseeing cruise on the Seine – an aperitif or after dinner treat that should not be missed.
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 along wide tree-lined avenues to view the world-famous landmarks including the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysees, the stunning Louvre and her most famous treasure of all, the impressive Eiffel Tower.
Highlights include: Vendome Square - Opera Square - Comedie française - Louvre Museum - Institut de France - Pont neuf - Hotel des Monnaies - Saint Germain des pres - Notre Dame Cathedral - Chatelet, Conciergerie - Hotel de Ville - Rivoli Street - Concorde Square - Petit and Grand Palais - Champs Elysees Avenue - Arc de Triomphe - Trocadero Square - Eiffel Tower - Invalides - Madeleine Church - Pigalle.
Why not include a sightseeing cruise with your ticket?
Enhance your Paris Illuminations experience be adding a leisurely one-hour cruise along the Seine to your itinerary. The cruise takes you past some of Paris’s most famous landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, the grand Notre Dam Cathedral and the Louvre Museum.
On conclusion of your cruise, transfer to a coach for the Paris Illuminations tour. Tour starts at 7.15pm in the Summer and 7.00pm in the Winter and lasts around 4 hours in total.
1 hour 45 minutes. (Option with cruise 3.5 hours)
2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001. The nearest Paris metro is Palais Royal. (Tour ends at the Opéra, Pyramides or Châtelet.)
November to March: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8.00pm; April to October: Daily at 9.45pm. Option with cruise commences at 7.00pm from November to March and at 8.00pm from April to October.