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Bateaux Mouches by night

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1 Hour Seine River Cruise

River Cruise Bateaux Mouches

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  • E-ticket valid on the date and time of your choice
  • Pass by iconic sites including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre Dame

Duration: approximately 1h10 cruise
Commentary: French, English and Spanish. Brochures available onboard in 27 languages.

€16 €17

Dinner Cruise

Dinner Cruise Prestige at 8.30 pm


Dinner Cruise Excellence at 8.30 pm

  • Gourmet menu (See the menu)
  • Table next to the bay window
  • About 2.5 hours cruise

What to expect

Board one of Paris's renowned Bateaux-Mouches sunset Seine river cruise to see the City of Light sparkle as you cruise down the Seine! Choose between a classic night cruise or a dinner cruise on one of these famous vessels and, whether you're a gourmet or not, you'll be wowed by the Paris sunset from the Seine - and be awestruck when you pass under the famous illuminated bridges. As your river boat casts off for your cruise, you'll quickly realise why enjoying Paris at night from the Seine is an unforgettable experience, whether as a couple, with family or with friends.


Every day: 8:30 pm
Please arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes before.
Duration: 2:15

Sightseeing Cruise

High Season (April - September)
Departures approximately every 30 mins between 10am and 10.30pm.

Low season (October to March)
Departures approximately every 40 mins between 11am and 9.20pm. Additional departure at 10.15am on weekends.

What's So Special About A Paris Night Cruise?

It's hard to imagine visiting Paris without going to the top of the Eiffel Tower, climbing the steps at Montmartre to the magnificence of the Sacré-Coeur, taking a sunny stroll up the Champs-Elysées for a photograph under the Arc de Triomphe or admiring the Pyramid at the Louvre. Equally, you shouldn't leave Paris without stepping aboard one of the city's renowned river boats - known as Bateaux-Mouches - just before dusk, or just after dark, to see the City of Light at its finest. These river boats are highly rated by visitors, often as their favourite Paris attraction.

The company that runs the Seine cruises, the long-established Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches, has a fleet of large, comfortable and modern river boats and offers both classic cruises and dinner cruises, both available by night. For a birthday, honeymoon, wedding or any other celebration, your night cruise will be an ideal and highly original choice. There are two options:

  1. Decide on a classic night cruise and the relaxing Seine will be your companion for over an hour. All your senses will be gently awakened as you experience Paris in an entirely new way: from the river wearing all her jewel-like illuminations. There's the delight of the Eiffel Tower all lit up, the beauty of Notre-Dame, the forbidding sight of the majestic Conciergerie and many other essential Paris sights to enjoy as you cruise by.

  2. Choosing a dinner cruise is the perfect way to combine your enjoyment of the nighttime lights with delight for your palate. The comfort and stability of your river boat is the perfect setting to enjoy a meal prepared aboard, using fresh ingredients which are sourced locally every day. Your table will be perfectly situated to offer a panoramic view of nighttime Paris's most famous monuments and attractions, lit up for you. Just choose your menu from those offered, sit back and enjoy.

For your convenience there are two river boat departures each evening, the first at 6pm and the second at 8pm. Whether you select dinner or not, we guarantee that your nighttime journey on the Seine will be a romantic and unforgettable experience.

What Time Does The Sun Go Down In Paris?

What's the best time to watch the sunset on the Seine? You might also ask: what's the best time to see the sun set in Paris on a nighttime river excursion, to enjoy the City of Light at its best? Here's a list of approximate sunset times in Paris, so that you can choose your ideal night cruise on the Seine.*

** January ** 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
** February ** 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
** March ** 6:30 pm - 8:20 pm
** April ** 8:20 pm - 9:00 pm
** May ** 9:00 pm - 9:45 pm
** June ** 9:45 pm - 10:00 pm
** July ** 10:00 pm - 9:30 pm
** August ** 9:30 pm - 8:30 pm
** September ** 8:30 pm - 7:30 pm
** October ** 7:30 pm - 5:30 pm
** November ** 5:30 pm - 4:50 pm
** December ** 4:50 pm - 5:00 pm

*The first list gives the sunset times for the first day of the month, while the second lists sunsets on the last day of the month. Note that these times are indicative only and may vary slightly, particularly on leap years.

At What Time Does The Eiffel Tower Sparkle?

Many people confuse the Eiffel Tower's illuminations and its hourly sparkle. Every night at dusk the Eiffel Tower lights up automatically, switched on by its sensors. But the real drama after dark is for five minutes each hour, on the hour, until 1am. Then you'll see the entire tower sparkle from top to bottom in an enchanting light show. In winter this means, in effect, that there's a light show from about 8pm, while in summer, we'd advise waiting until 9pm or even 10pm to enjoy this unique sight to the full.

Our top tip: if, by any chance, you miss the Eiffel Tower's hourly light performance during your cruise, don't worry! The Pont d'Alma bridge where you disembark is the perfect place to enjoy the spectacle. While you wait, why not enjoy a summer aperitif or a winter hot drink - and we heartily recommend the terrace of the Brasserie Chez Francis on the Place de l'Alma which has a perfect view of the Eiffel Tower.

Customer Reviews

4.7/51,741 reviews

Ian B.
September 13th 2023
It gets 4 stars for the amount of wonderful buildings and monuments we see, boat left on time wasn't too crowded, entertainment was excellent. Having said that, the dinner and wine selection was terrible. Ordered the veal filet and it was like a tiny ball of rubber, the wine selection was poor, not only did I have to wait 10 mins while my food got cold to have wine with my food, it was served hot, had to plunge the glass into an ice bucket to cool down. Very disappointing considering Paris is supposed to be the world leader in fine dining. Also fyi everyone in France smokes everywhere. Lol
Elena R.
All super ??
Published over a year ago
All super ??
Bernard S.
Published over a year ago
Alan H.
Fantastic experience well.worth every…
Published over a year ago
Fantastic experience well.worth every penny!
Danielle R.
Belle promenade
Published over a year ago
Belle promenade
Alexandre S.
Published over a year ago
Excellent ! Prise en charge simple et rapide !
Published over a year ago
Parfait ....
excellent site
Published over a year ago
excellent site
Émilie S.
Everything was absolutely perfect
Published over a year ago
Everything was absolutely perfect! Very professional and kind employees, great food, great atmosphere.


Pont de l'Alma, 32 Port de la Conférence (Rive Droite)
75008 Paris
Parking lot
La Tour Maubourg Orsay, 63 Quai d'Orsay - 75007 Paris
Public transportation
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