1-Hour Illuminations River Cruise

If you want to see Paris lit up against the night sky, take a cruise down the Seine River at night. You can listen to helpful audio commentary on your smartphone(14 languages are available) as you boat past the city's most recognizable landmarks, such as Eiffel Tower or the Musée d'Orsay, during this amazing boat tour.
1 hour
Group size up to 50 persons
Meeting point: Port de la Bourdonnais
Children allowed
Mobile ticket
Full refund for cancellations up to 24 hours
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
What is included in activity
1-hour cruise
Audio commentary on your smartphone
Illuminated sights of Paris by night
What is not included
Drinks and snacks
Souvenir photos

Take a cruise down the Seine River at night to see Paris illuminated against the night sky. On this boat ride through the city, you can listen to informative audio commentary on your smartphone as you cruise past the most iconic structures.

Take this boat trip round-trip to see Paris at night. You can learn more about the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, and other attractions by listening to the on-board audio guide commentary on your smartphone, which is available in 14 languages.

From the traditional trimaran boat with its terrace and exterior passageways, glide gently through Paris of today and yesterday while taking in the panoramic views. Admire the illuminated landmarks like the Musée d'Orsay, Les Invalides and Eiffel Tower.

Pass by the imposing façades of the Louvre Museum, Grand Palais, and numerous other attractions, including the eerie gargoyles of Notre Dame.

Important information:

  • The boats are heated in winter, air-conditioned in summer and covered in case of rain
  • This activity conducts in most weather conditions
  • Children aged before 3 travel for free
  • Regular tour's departures are between 10 AM and 10 PM. There are no departures at 1 PM and 730 PM

Not allowed:

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Oversize luggage
  • Pets
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Children (Age 4-11)
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What places you will see

• Eiffel Tower
• Les Invalides
• Musée d'Orsay
• Ile de la Cite
• Notre Dame Cathedral
• Hôtel de Ville
• Louvre Museum
• Place de la Concorde
• Grand Palais

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 6 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
Directions to meet your guide

Port de la Bourdonnais

How long your tour will be
1 hrs
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Reviews by travellers
4.7 out of 5
2302 reviews
Édouard B.
It wasn’t too hard to find the boat dock so that was nice. There were lots of people waiting in line and we didn’t know if we would be able to get on but the vote fits many people and we got on and had a great seat up top. The views were beautiful. You can listen to an audio guide although I didn’t think it was that interesting. We did it right around sunset and it was perfect.
5 days ago
Albane A.
Great experience definitely a must do when in Paris as you get a beautiful view of the city which you don’t get from being on land. Make sure you get a seat on the top of the boat for best experience and views. Very reasonably priced for an hour boat ride!
6 days ago
Nathan R.
Really fun, the top of the boat is open and has lots of seats. It was raining when we went and chose to sit up top for the first half and then go inside for the second. It was lovely and warm inside and we could still see a lot out the windows. There is a tour that you can listen to through your phone if you are up top or with the provided speakers inside. There is toilets on board and snacks/drinks. The queue was not too long either.
7 days ago
Jean-Louis D.
I used the maps app to find the meeting point,but it guided me to the end of the promenade and we had to walk back to find the boat. Another small issue was the fact that the seats where wooden thus made the experience a bit tiring. Besides that it was very good overall.
8 days ago
Liliane P.
We did the cruise during night time. It was amazing seeing Paris all illuminated. Def lived up to the name of “City of Light”. Everything went smooth. It was 1hr but I didn’t feel like it was too long or too short. Even got to see the Eiffel Tower sparkle from the river!
8 days ago
Armel L.
It was a nice experience to see the sights with the night lights. The narration was short for each site because they have to explain in many languages. I recommend this tour during the day with a guide also. During the day you see more and get great history and stories with a guide.
12 days ago
Frank H.
You need to plan at least 30 minutes in line before the time you want to ride in the cruise or you will have to wait for the next ride out. Make sure you have your ticket and the right platoon number, there are people near the boat entrance that are willing to assist you. We rode on the 7:00 pm standing outside on the side deck and it was a little chilly, you can barely hear the person speaking about the different buildings and area. Overall the cruise on the seine river was enjoyable and worth the money spent.
12 days ago
Adolphe M.
If you are a visitor to Paris, a boat ride on the Seine is a must. It’s beautiful, relaxing and really helps you get oriented to the city. On this particular cruise the narration is kind of cheesy, but you’re not required to listen. Better to look up and experience the trip.
12 days ago
Frédéric F.
We had no chance to sit on the top of boat, many people. Inside not much possibility to see monuments. In the end we tried to stand on the stairs, to have some pictures. Unfortunatelly Eiffel Tower was on the way back in fog. But unusual experience. IT was good.
13 days ago
Solène G.
We sat on the side of the boat on the lower deck as the top was full. Would suggest being there early to get a seat upstairs. It was still a great view, the guide spoke 3 different languages and there was an audiobook guide available via mobile as well. Perfect departure location to visit the Eiffel Tower before/after the ride! Highly recommend.
14 days ago
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