Paris Illuminations

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The City of Light takes on a special personality at night when all her grand buildings are spectacularly lit up. Experience the magic of the Paris illuminations on this delightful drive past her most famous landmarks – 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.


1 hour 45 minutes.

Departure Location

2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001. The nearest Paris metro is Palais Royal.


November to March: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8.00pm; April to October: Daily at 9.45pm.

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
  • Tours depart from  Rue des Pyramides in central Paris. You must make your own way to the departure location.
  • End of the tour at the Opéra, Pyramides or Châtelet
  • Once booked tickets are non refundable.