- The best moment of the day to realize that Paris truly is the City of Lights.
- To travel across Paris with your private chauffeur.
- To embrace beautiful urban views from the comfort of your own vehicle.
- He who hasn’t seen Paris by night cannot possibly know what beauty is (the quote you’ll adopt after the tour).
Illuminated Paris Guided Tour by Van (Private)
Paris by night is a great pleasure, even for long-time Parisian residents. But what about first comers or returning visitors? This is not to be missed. It is the main purpose of this tour. The second one is to allow you to make the most of the City of Lights in the comfortable shelter of a classy vehicle.
Your private chauffeur will take advantage of an ideal route, traveling through the heart of Paris ‑ and even beyond. At night, all the great monuments are dressed in light, their architectures emphasized, their smallest details underlined. It’s a pleasure to revisit the city in this atmosphere, somewhat theatrical, but so magnificent.
From Notre-Dame to the Louvre, from Place de la Concorde to the Eiffel Tower, you will follow the Seine, guided by the river streams. You will be entertained with anecdotes and historic snippets. Of course, stops are always possible for you to take some beautiful pictures of Paris. And if you have a special wish, your chauffeur and your guide will be pleased to tailor the experience to you.
Would you like to discover Paris by night, on a private tour, specially designed for your party (of 2 to 7 people)? Your chauffeur (along with your guide) has his/her comfortable van ready to welcome you into a luxurious atmosphere and on a wonderful itinerary.
No great tour of Paris by night is without a tribute paid to Notre-Dame, the oldest Lady in town. She stands in the middle of the city, so white when lit by the sun’s rays, and even whiter when the spotlights make her shine through the night, unveiling all the details of the medieval sculptures. The play of light and shadows is even subtler on the flying buttresses at the rear of the church.
Following the Seine’s left bank, you will pass the Saint Michel Fountain, with beautiful water displays emphasized by lighting. Soon, the Pont-Neuf looms, the oldest stone bridge in the City. Lighter and nonetheless elegant, the Pont des Arts was the first pedestrian bridge in Paris, from which the view of the dark Seine River is worth the experience.
During the next part of your drive, you’ll take advantage of beautiful perspectives of the Louvre façades. When the dark vegetation of the Tuileries is in sight, turn towards your side of the river, and the majestic Orsay Museum exterior will be all yours. A huge clock on each pavilion requires an explanation, as do some letters hidden within the decoration.
A memorable night tour by van to enjoy Paris’s lovely illuminations
From the Pont de la Concorde, you will both embrace the National Assembly’s columned frontage and the fantastic scenery of the Concorde Square. Its fountains of gushing water, the Obelisk gilded spire, and its majestic colonnades offer an authentic Parisian show. A stop could be made at your convenience. Just tell your guide!
From there, two streams of car lights, red or yellow, will lead your eye along the Champs-Elysées, up to the Arch of Triumph. You won’t take the risk of getting into the avenue traffic. On your way to the Eiffel Tower, you will see the marvelous Alexander III Bridge and beyond, the majestic Invalids esplanade. From there, the Eiffel Tower is already visible.
We’ll try to make sure you catch it on the hour when 20,000 bulbs create a short-lived lace of light all over the tower for 5 minutes. You may be at a loss for words for a while. For sure, this moment constitutes the climax of your night tour and will remind you, once at home, of the enriching ride you took with Meet the Locals.
And if you would prefer to visit Paris during the day, take a look at our Best of Paris by Luxury Van!
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