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
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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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Adult (Age 12+)
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Children (Age 4-11)
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For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
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

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
Jean-Loup A.
The instructions I received were accurate. I didn't face any problem. The boat is beautiful and very easy to access. The ride is worth the money. It's a good idea to have headphones for your phone, because through it you can listen to the tour after connecting to the ship's WiFi.
5 days ago
Tania A.
Went to the pier at 9:45 to catch the illuminations. At first, we were daunted by the length of the individual holder line (go to the 3.1 entrance), however once boarding started, the line moved rapidly. Recommend sitting on the top level for the best views and experience, but the bottom level is much more comfortable. The only challenge we faced was securing a taxi/Uber home after the visit. Though this is no fault of the boat tour whatsoever, be prepared to walk and eventually find a cab. D...
6 days ago
Viviane D.
I use a walking stick. Myself AND myb3 companions were taken out of the queue, given a seat till the boat came in to dock. Then, we were allowed on board before the other travellers so that I could safely find a seat of my choosing. I very much appreciate the customer care. The cruise was a wonderful experience, with excellent commentary. Well worth the cost. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Paris. But remember it can be cold out on the water late at night. Thank you for a special ad...
6 days ago
Josseline T.
The trip around the Sienne was awesome. If the line is too long you may not even get to board one!
8 days ago
Mathieu B.
This was a great cruise and good value for money! It does get very busy so get there early, the stewards close entry to the boat once it is full to avoid overcrowding and you have to wait for the next one. We wanted to sit on top deck and we did, we returned to the boarding point at the same time the Eiffel Tower started twinkling so we got an amazing view! Highly recommend!
12 days ago
Fernand J.
Great experience, the time flew by. The seating on the boat was fantastic, plenty of leg room, benches are in rings so that everyone is facing the edge of the boat. Simple boarding process, very smooth and easy, moved quickly once boarding began. We thought the line looked very long, but the boat fits a lot of people, so the line disappeared once boarding began
13 days ago
Tristan B.
Great experience overall. A little tricky to time it with night time due to how late it gets dark in the summer. I wish there was an option for time slots, but regardless we enjoyed it. Allow ample time to get there and get in line prior to when you hope to board.
14 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.
15 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.
16 days ago
Baudouin D.
Fantastic Seine cruise, plenty of seating both inside and out, lovely views around the riverbank including famous buildings - free wifi to be able to listen to an informative audio guide, and heated inside which was great as we went in winter and found it was quite windy on the return back up the river. Very good experience, easy to find too.
17 days ago
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