- Because the City of Light is even more impressive at night!
- Your welcomer will explain how to “read” the facade of Notre Dame like a bible!
- You’ll see three iconic Paris sites in their glorious nighttime lighting!
- Your welcomer has picked out the best route, so you won’t miss a thing!
Illuminated Paris Night Tour
Whatever the season, a Paris night tour always means Happiness. In summer, colors of the sunset gild the city and turn the sky into a pink and blue opera. In winter, street lightings take over and emphasize streets and facades of the city.
Your guide has chosen streets the lightings of which bathe Paris in beauty. This night tour urges you to dive into the shine of royal and imperial Paris, for it’s true the French sovereigns were eager to embellish their capital.
This tour offers the discovery of a different atmosphere, when certain parts of the city dress in their invisibility cloak, others wait for the evening to definitely shine. The view over the facade of Notre-Dame, literally transfigured by street lightings is a moment of exception during any stay in Paris. As well as that of the floodlit Law Court facades.
From Louvre Pyramid to the more secluded Palais-Royal, you'll walk in the heart of Paris, where the City gleams as a diamond under a chandelier. The Opera House is not outdone by its facade strewed with gold and its statue of Apollo. This evening, Paris treats you as King or God. Dare to say no!
To start this Paris night tour, your welcomer will wait for you in front of one of the most iconic Parisian monuments: Notre-Dame cathedral. The night lightings emphasize the beauty of its façade, underlining every sculpture or arch. Let your welcomer read this stony Bible for you but don’t miss other main landmarks. After having looked up to the façade, look down, many tracks of the Past are inscribed on the forecourt floor.
Then, a short walk will take you to Paris’ former Royal palace, now a law court. After an exterior view of the Holy Chapel, a Gothic jewel dating back to the 13th century, you’ll reach Place du Châtelet where to get one of the best viewpoints of Paris at night!!
From there, you’ll spot the marvelously lit-up Conciergerie facades. Difficult to consider they hide a fierce jail, from which Queen Marie-Antoinette only escaped to be beheaded.
Let’s now walk up now to the largest museum in the world: The Louvre! On your way, make a stop on the Pont des Arts, a romantic footbridge across the Seine. From there, if you’re on time, you’ll be able to see the sparkling Eiffel Tower. The Louvre is a crucial location, having been the residence of the kings of France and then the public museum everyone knows about. Its glass Pyramid is a wwonderful location to take deeply parisian pictures or selfies!
From the Louvre, nothing easier than reaching the Palais-Royal precinct, where past and present merge and you will discover two contemporary artworks: the highly criticized Buren’s Columns and Pol Bury’s steel fountains-spheres.
From there, look how the Avenue de l’Opéra has been specially designed to showcase the Opera House. This wonderful 19th century building presents operas and ballet performances. Its magnificent façade is visible from down the avenue.
You may think there is no better way to end the day and you might be right! Your welcomer knows an even better possibility: having a nice evening coffee break to review all you’ve seen in this very rich Paris night tour.
Meeting Address: 22 Prom. Maurice Carême, 75004 Paris, France - At the foot of Charlemagne equestrian statue, in front of Notre-Dame cathedral. Closest metro station: Cité (line 4) / ENDING POINT: Avenue de l'Opéra, 75001 Paris. Closest metro stations: Pyramides (line 7 & 14) or Opera (lines 3, 7 & 8)
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