The 6 Best Evenings In Paris – Nighttime In The City Of Light

One of the wonderful things about Paris is that there is a lot to see and do — both in the daytime and in the evenings. At night there are the lights of the City of Light, there are dinners in first-class restaurants and bistros, there are cabarets, there are dinner cruises, there are even bicycle rides! It can be difficult to decide which activities to choose. We're here to help, with these half-dozen recommendations.

Bateaux Parisiens VIP Dinner Cruise

Dinner Cruise, Live Music & Hotel Pick-up

A dinner cruise along the most famous river in the best city in the world. What could be better? Choose the 8:3mm sailing aboard Bateaux Parisiens where the Privilege menu offers a choice of four classic courses, served with champagne and wine. The dinner is prepared on board by the chef and his team. The table setting is refined and the dress code is casual elegance. A table has been reserved for you near a window to afford you glorious nighttime views of the City of Light.

Champagne Cruise Along the Seine

Champagne Cruise Along the Seine

Paris + Champagne! Is it any wonder that we love this cruise? You start with priority access to your bateau, where you are lead to your seat in an exclusive area at the front of the boat. You soon set sail and glide past the city's world-famous monuments while sipping bubbly poured by your very own sommelier who explains how champagne is made and the subtle differences in the three glasses you will taste on your evening voyage.

Dinner Cruise + Eiffel Tower + Moulin Rouge

Dinner Cruise + Eiffel Tower + Moulin Rouge

Get ready for another fun-filled evening in Paris that takes you deep into the nightlife of the City of Light. It starts at your Paris hotel, where your driver picks you up and whisks you to the banks of the Seine where La Marina's dinner cruise boat is waiting to welcome you on board. The classic 3-course dinner is even better when the lights of Paris are the backdrop.

Then, at the Eiffel Tower, your priority access ticket gets you and your guide up to the second level to see the lights of Paris from another perspective, 400 feet above the ground. There's plenty of time to take in the breathtaking views before your drive/guide takes you across the city to Montmartre and the temple of the cancan, Moulin Rouge. Champagne is served, of course!

Opera & Ballet Performances

Palais Garnier

Paris is also the City of Culture and one of the best places to see superb performances of opera and ballet, staged at two superb venues. First up on our list is the stunning 19th-century opera house, Palais Garnier, built in an ornate Belle-Époque style. A visit to Paris is incomplete if you miss seeing the interior of this amazing building.

Built in the 20th century, Opera de la Bastille is the grand opera house of Paris and one of the best place in Europe to see opera performances. You're likely to find large-scale productions of some of the most famous, like The Barber Of Seville and La Bohème. Spectacles not to be missed.

Night Bike Ride + River Cruise

Paris Night Bike Tour

Paris is lovely and haunting at night and the perfect time for a bike ride. But, this is a ride with a couple of differences. First, it takes place in the evening, when you ride down ancient streets, cruising past famous monuments while they are all lit up for your viewing enjoyment. But that's not all — after your pedal-pushing ride you hop on a bateau for a nighttime cruise along the Seine. A glass of wine is included, of course!

Ghosts & Legends Night Walking Tour

Ghosts & Legends of Paris

For a different type of evening in Paris join this guided walking tour that takes you to the dark side of the City of Lights. Two thousand years has produced a lot of history, a lot of culture, but also a lot of murder, mystery, mayhem, and maybe even ghosts ! This small-group tour (maximum 10 people) takes you to a more secret Paris, a world of conspiracy, assassinations, mystery, and intrigue. Along the way you walk past some of the most famous places in the city, like Pont Neuf, the Louvre, the Conciergerie, and Notre Dame Cathedral.

It's creepy fun and very interesting. You're allowed to hold hands!

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