“Evening Paris” is a sightseeing tour of the city at night by a car with or without a guide to choose from. The recommended program is designed for 2.5 hours and includes the visiting all the main places of the folk festivals, from the boulevards to the “red light district”, the beautiful views of the evening Paris and the Eiffel Tower from unusual and “classic” places, as well as the main sights of the capital with beautiful illumination, giving they have a completely different image that cannot be seen during the day. The play of darkness and light with matched colors.
An individual tour of Paris in the evening or at night time has the several routes according to the program offered by the guide, or supplemented and modified at the request of your company. The start time and duration are also very different. The sequence of visiting interesting places depends on where the tour starts – from your hotel, from the place you have chosen (for example, the steps of the Opera House – classic) or from the restaurant where you decide to have a bite. Here are the best and most beautiful places to see:
Opera Garnier – Galeries Lafayette – Madeleine – Place Vendôme and Hotel Ritz – Place de la Concorde – Champs Elysees – Arc de Triomphe – Eiffel Tower – Les Invalides – National Assembly – Embankments of the Seine – Pont Alexandre III – Louvre and Orsay Museum.
Boulevard Saint-Germain and its cafe “Two Monkeys” – Ile de la Cité and Notre Dame Cathedral – the gloomy walls of the Conciergerie prison and the Palace of Justice – City Hall – Place des Vosges – Bastille.
Grand boulevards: Boulevard des Capucines – Italian – Magenta
Montmartre hill and Sacré Coeur, Runaway Rabbit cabaret and Place du Tertre.
“Red Light District” streets: Saint-Denis (the former “red light district” – that’s really what you think about 🙂) – Northern Station – the hanging iron bridge of the Rochechouart metro (where even boys are offered !!! and where the police constantly round up) – Boulevard Clichy – Pigalle Square – sex shops and an erotic museum – Moulin Rouge cabaret. Depending on your company, the guide can also tell you a lot of informal things that you will not find in the official guidebook.
Paris is a city of contrasts, everything is here. Despite the seeming criminal atmosphere of some of the places mentioned above, traveling with a guide is absolutely safe and will give you an indescribable experience.
Excursion “Evening Paris” or a tour of Paris at night is recommended to be booked after a sightseeing day tour of Paris. In a day or two, such an evening trip can not only serve as an “exam” that you remember from a sightseeing tour, but also serve to replenish and strengthen your knowledge about the French capital. Your guide will definitely remind you of the most interesting objects and add new information or stories about this or that object of visit.
“Evening Paris” Excursion (time schedule option)
Usually it begins at nightfall, starts from your hotel and ends with dinner at a restaurant you like. The guide will always tell you or show you about the best or most unusual stylish cafes and restaurants in Paris, including during the tour when you pass them. If you liked a restaurant during the tour, you can ask the driver to stop to look into it and even reserve a table (especially on weekends and holidays there are queues for good restaurants. In winter, after dark, the tour usually runs from 17.30 to 20.00 Accordingly, from 20.00 to 21.00 you can sit in the restaurant French cuisine, the seafood, the champagne… Then call our taxi and return to your hotel.
“Night Paris by a car” tour (time schedule option)
First, you have dinner at the restaurant of your choice (if you have previously booked an individual sightseeing tour of the city with a guide, then your escort will suggest several options for good cafes and restaurants. For example, from 18.00 to 19.00 – dinner, and from 19.00 to 21.30 – a night tour of Paris On weekdays, active evening life in Paris ends at 22.00, cafes close and everyone goes home. On weekends and holidays, an hour more, somewhere around 23.00 the streets, except for the center and Montmartre, become empty.
New Year in Paris. Christmas and holidays.
Christmas (Catholic) starts on December 25th, but “Christmas markets” and light illuminations start 2-3 weeks before that. The whole city is decorated, but the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, Grands Boulevards and Galeries Lafayette look especially spectacular. In addition, “Christmas villages” appear in all areas of the city, the largest one is traditionally located on the Champs Elysees near the Place de la Concorde. But the “news” about this, see below.
During a guided tour of Paris in the evening, you will not only see the main sights in an unusual light, but also such “Christmas villages”, which you can then visit on your own and spend as much time as you see fit.
Night tour of Paris from the airport.
In order to save your time, you can combine a transfer from the airport to your hotel with a night tour of Paris. This is especially true for the flights arriving at Charles de Gaulle or Orly airport after 17.00. Instead of a standard excursion for 2.5 hours, you can order an express option for an hour and a half on the way from the airport to the hotel.