Creating a Special Evening in Paris – An Insiders Guide

Paris comes alive at night. Not that we don't love it in the daytime, mind you, but nighttime is something special, when all the city lights are aglow and people are out on the streets, at restaurants, and at other activities unique to Paris.

We want you, too, to have the most fun, the most rewarding, the most memorable evenings in Paris possible. So we've selected these nighttime activities for you that combine so many of the things that make Paris so interesting and fascinating. With that in mind, we selected only activities that include an evening Seine River cruise.

Eiffel Tower Dinner + River Cruise + Moulin Rouge

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Eiffel Tower Dinner + River Cruise + Moulin Rouge

Combining three iconic Paris activities into one evening makes this package very popular with our readers.

One reason it's so popular is that it includes hotel transportation, so your evening begins with your driver meeting you at your Paris address and taking you directly to the Eiffel Tower where a table has been reserved for you at Eiffel 58. There, you choose your menu and enjoy the view as you sip champagne and sample French wine with your 3-course dinner.

It's a short walk to the banks of the Seine where you board a bateaux mouche for an evening illuminations tour of Paris — riverside. Still not ready to go home? That's good because your driver whisks you to the foot of Montmartre where you revel in Feerie, the popular cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge.

Dinner Cruise + Eiffel Tower Tour + Moulin Rouge

Dinner Cruise + Eiffel Tower Our + Mulin Rouge

If you'd rather dine on the river while cruising by night, this is the option for you.

Aboard the specially-equipped restaurant bateau La Marina, you watch the most famous landmarks of Paris drift by, lighted for nighttime viewing, while dining on a 3-course meal and a glass of wine.

Then, at the Eiffel Tower, your guide leads you past the ticket lines for the magnificent view of Paris from the second level. Now besotted with the views, you next arrive at the Moulin Rouge to enjoy the cabaret while drinking champagne.

Les Ombres + Illumination Cruise + Moulin Rouge

Dinner at Les Ombres + Illumination Cruise + Moulin Rouge

Dine at the restaurant that has not only a luscious menu, but also the best view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Your driver meets you at your Paris hotel and takes you to the Seine where a table is reserved for you at restaurant Les Ombres. There you overlook both the tower and the river. Select your menu and enjoy a leisurely meal with wine and mineral water.

Since you're right at the river, it's easy to jump aboard a boat for the next part of your evening — an illumination cruise down the Seine. After the cruise spend the rest of the evening at Moulin Rouge, the most famous nightclub in the world!

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