Paris, the city of lights
Join our Evening Bike + Boat Tour and you’ll fall in love with the “City of Lights” as you cruise around it on a Blue Bike™ and a bateau mouche on the Seine River. Our tour takes you to the best lit monuments in Paris, to share the most beautiful sights of Paris at night!
Among other things you’ll discover the secrets of the Louvre’s great glass pyramid, the deluxe of the Champs-Elysées, and marvel at the Eiffel Tower’s illuminations as it twinkles at night. Then boarding the boat you’ll cruise under many enchanting bridges such as the gilded Pont Alexandre III and have an outstanding view of Notre Dame Cathedral and her flying buttress’ will your guide shares stories about the monuments you can spot from the boat.
FYI: During certain months the sun does not set until quite late, so this tour can end up taking place partially in the daylight.
The best way to spend your evening in Paris
On our Evening Bike and Boat tour we focus on showing you the best lit monuments in Paris and giving you a great night out in our city. We’ll show you the heart of the city and all of the amazing museums and monuments when the crowds have abandoned them and their facades are glowing with light.
Cycle to the Musée d’Orsay and learn about the great impressionist artists Monet and Van Gogh, then coasting down to the banks of the Seine River you’ll see the young Parisians enjoying their “Apero” snacks and drinks with their feet dangling over the river.There you’ll be able to have an ice cream or crêpe and take a moment to enjoy the view of the golden beams and bolts that make up the Eiffel Tower.
An unforgettable experience : the boat cruise
Board the boat with your guide and taking a seat you’ll start the 1 hour cruise up and then down the calm Seine River. The magic of the twinkling lights, combined with your guides fun stories, are sure to make the cruise a highlight of this tour.
You’ll cruise under the gilded Pont Alexandre III bridge and then have a view of the French Parliament building with its Greek columns lit up. You’ll pass under a bridge built with the recycled stones of the famous Bastille Prison and then see the Academie Francaise building illuminating the lovers on the Pont des Arts bridge.
Under the hundreds of stone faces which King Henry had carved into the Pont Neuf you’ll search but not find two alike. Then, you’ll enjoy a magnificent view of Notre Dame Cathedral. Sailing alongside the Cathedral you’ll see her intricate rose windows and delicate arched flying buttresses awash in light.
The Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre
Continuing on you’ll see Parisians dancing on the Quai Saint Bernard and picnicking at the foot of the twinkling Hotel de Ville building. You’ll pass under many more beautiful bridges and alongside many other stunning facades such as the Conciergerie with its impressive castle towers where Marie-Antoinette was imprisoned.
Once the boat cruise is finished, on your Blue Bike™ you’ll cycle along the famous Champs Elysées Avenue and have a fabulous view of the Arc de Triomphe at the top of the tree lined avenue. The final awe inspiring experience of this tour happens when you arrive in the vast courtyard of the majestic Louvre and cycle around the giant glass pyramid of Pei shining with white light like a beacon in the night.
If you’d like to join this tour and another bike tour of Paris we suggest joining our Latin Quarter + Le Marais Bike Tour so that you will experience a more local side of Paris. Discounts are offered if you book multiple tours with us (see Special Offers).
- What Will You DoGood to Know:
- The Boat cruise ticket is included in our tour pricing. (15€ value)
- The tour finishes at 10pm and the Metro of Paris runs until 1am on weekdays and 2am on weekends. There is also a taxi station nearby.
- The tour finishes next to where it started at the Fountain of Saint Michel where there is a great night life atmosphere to explore.
- Gratuities aka “tips” are never obligatory but always appreciated by our guides.
- What Is Included- Boat cruise ticket
- Comfy bike
- Knowledgeable & friendly guide