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

8 Of The Best Evenings In Paris

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! What do you choose?. We're here to help, with these recommendations.


1. Bateaux Parisiens VIP Dinner Cruise

Dinner Cruise, Live Music

A dinner cruise along the most famous river in the best city in the world. What could be better? The classic French 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. Choose the Service Premier for a table at the front of the boat, a better menu, more champagne, and the best experience. It's worth the extra cost.


2. 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 the Eiffel Tower, where you meet your guide to ride the elevator and marvel at the stunning views of Paris below you.

Then, at the banks of the river, the Paris Seine 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. After all those breathtaking views, you are driven across the city to Montmartre and the temple of the can-can, Moulin Rouge. Champagne is served, of course!

3. Dine On The Eiffel Tower At Madame Brasserie

Dinner On The Eiffel Tower

High above Paris, Michelin-starred Chef Thierry Marx has created Madame Brasserie on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Dining on the iconic monument is as amazing as it sounds. The reviews are raving and the views are fantastic. With Paris 200 feet beneath you, and a glass of champagne in your hand, you'll congratulate yourself on having make this reservation in advance. Be sure to choose the Grande Dame – Paris View option for the best views and the best meal. It's worth it.

4. Dinner Cruise with Maxim's of Paris

Dinner Cruise with Maxim's of Paris

Maxim's of Paris, the iconic Belle Époque brasserie, debuted in 1900 for the Universal Exposition. Now, on this evening cruise, you can dine on specialties made famous at the historic bistro - think lobster, truffles and fresh seafood - while you admire the lights of the city. With VIP treatment including guaranteed window seating for the best views, you'll be immersed in an unforgettable romantic atmosphere.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. A Night at Paris Latin

Dinner & Cabaret at Paris Latin

We've already mentioned the iconic Paris night spot, Moulin Rouge. Flying under the nighttime radar is Paradis Latin, a classic cabaret in the Latin Quarter. The street it's on and the entry are so unassuming (compared to Moulin Rouge, at least!) that you may think you've discovered a Paris Secret. Interestingly, Gustave Eiffel, who built the Tower and Moulin Rouge, also built Paradis Latin in 1889.

Following a classic, three-course dinner (with wines from Bordeaux, plus champagne), watch performances of the Can-Can and many other musical and dance numbers during a spectacular 3-hour performance.

8. 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!

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