Visit Paris at night: follow our guide!
Paris at night offers a completely different experience than during the day. In the twilight, the illuminated streets and monuments plunge the capital into an almost magical atmosphere. To live this unique Parisian experience, discover our guide for a nighttime tour of Paris .
Treat yourself to a dinner – cruise on the Seine
A trip by riverboat or barge on the Seine is the perfect opportunity to discover all the most beautiful monuments of Paris, while letting yourself be carried by the waves. At night, the visit takes a completely different turn, more unusual, romantic and magical. Before your eyes all the illuminated monuments gradually appear, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Orsay Museum, the Louvre Museum, or the Alexandre III Bridge. All you have to do is live in the moment, enjoying a delicious meal on a barge, or simply enjoying a night cruise .
Climb the Eiffel Tower at night
By day, the legendary Eiffel Tower offers you an endless panorama of the capital and its surroundings. At night, the Iron Lady adorns herself in her most beautiful finery to offer you a completely different experience. The hundreds of LEDs guide you to the top, where you will discover a breathtaking view of the lights of Paris. And if you are present when one hour changes to another, you will have the chance to live the immersive experience of the twinkle of the tower . Enough to put stars in your eyes and feel particularly privileged, protected by the imposing metal structure.
Grab tickets for a show at the Moulin Rouge
The Moulin Rouge is probably the most famous cabaret in the world. Inaugurated during the Belle Époque, this theater has never stopped entertaining Parisians and tourists with magical shows . The greatest artists have graced the stage of this cultural mecca, from Frank Sinatra to Liza Minelli, from the greatest jugglers to admirable dancers.
Treat yourself to a place for a show or dinner at the Moulin Rouge , and discover the excitement of Parisian nights, in the legendary and dynamic Montmartre district.
Discover the other cabarets in Paris
If the Moulin Rouge is the benchmark for nighttime festivities in Paris, there are many other cabarets that could appeal to you just as much. In the evening, Paris puts on its festive clothes and offers you a whole entertaining program, from the most magical to the most astonishing.
- The Crazy Horse : a true Parisian institution, the Crazy Horse is a cabaret where you will find hilarious, sometimes crazy shows. The place is best known for its pretty young women, scantily clad and all in sequins;
- Le Paradis Latin : this other Parisian cabaret was built by Gustave Eiffel and offers shows and dinners on the theme of poetry, humor, but also sometimes lust.
Good to know: if you are planning to stay in Paris and want to attend one of these magnificent shows, it is strongly recommended to book your tickets in advance.
Live the unique experience of a night visit to the Louvre Museum
Visiting the Louvre Museum is one of the must-sees during a stay in Paris. There we discover the masterpieces of the greatest artists from around the world, from Antiquity to the 19th century. And if the museum opens its doors every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., you can also treat yourself to the incredible experience of visiting the Louvre at night , during the nocturnal events. Two days a week, the most visited museum in Paris only closes its doors at 9:45 p.m. This is the opportunity to enjoy the place without the usual crowds of the day, and to discover a new perspective on the works, only illuminated by artificial lights.
Opéra Garnier at night: visit the premises or attend a performance
Famous theater which inspired the work of the “Phantom of the Opera”, the Garnier operais an emblematic monument of the cultural life of Paris. In winter, when the sun sets early, you may decide to visit before closing time to experience the ostentatious decorations and sublime architecture at night.
Your nighttime experience at the Opéra Garnier can also be done in another way: by attending a performance. Many plays and dance performances are regularly organized, and the last performance of the day then allows you to access the monument at night.
Visit Paris by night by bus
After walking the streets of Paris all day, it’s nice to be able to rest a little in the evening. This doesn’t mean you should stop exploring. For this, night bus tours are perfect! Comfortably installed, you stroll through the lit streets of Paris, and set off to meet the most beautiful monuments at night : Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, Pont Neuf… In just 30 minutes, the Night tourist bus offers you a magical experience and an unforgettable memory of the best places in the capital.
You can even have fun making the journey during the day, then at night, to discover the two faces of Paris.
Discover the Parisian nights of the Latin Quarter
The Latin Quarter , south of the Île de la Cité, is probably the ideal place to enjoy Parisian night life. This dynamic district is also renowned for its jazz concerts , which immerse the streets in a festive musical atmosphere. Then discover the different live music programs, such as Le Petit Journal, a jazz club from the 50s, near the Luxembourg Gardens, but also Le Caveau de la Huchette, a great classic of Parisian jazz, or Le Caveau des Oubliettes, a small jazz, soul and blues bar.
Did you know Paris by day? A night visit will reveal another side of this tumultuous city. From romantic dinners on the Seine to the crazy atmosphere of cabarets, let your desires guide you during your visit to Paris at night .