Friday 27 Jul, 2012

Lights & Nights: 5 Things to do in Paris After Dark

The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is a must-see when you’re in Paris, but visiting it at night is something completely different. After dark, the Tower is lit with hundreds of projectors and thousands of strobe lights, and you’ll get an amazing view of Paris from the observation deck. The crowds will be significantly smaller, which makes an evening visit even more appealing. Montparnasse Tower would also offer you a great nighttime view.

Museum Night

One night each May, 15 museums in Paris stay open until midnight. Among those participating are the Musée Balzac, Victor Hugo’s house, the Catacombes, , the Musée d’Art Moderne. Each venue offers different events and you will experience these attractions in a whole new way. For the official Nuit des Musées website, click here. A year-round option is to visit the Louvre on Wednesday or Friday night – it’s open until 10pm.

Cruise on Seine River

A night cruise along the Seine River is a great way to take in the beautiful views of Paris and the city’s well-known monuments, historical buildings, and bridges. One thing to keep in mind: a Seine River cruise is best taken when the weather is warmer.

Midnight Bike Ride

A relaxing bike ride is another great way to see the lights of Paris. Touring on a bike gives you the option of getting closer to the landmarks and spending a little more time at the ones you like the most.

Ghost Tour

Learn about the darker history of the City of Light and its mysteries on a ghost tour. Be sure to go at night to get the full effect. These tours always offer scary stories about ghosts, deaths, murders and unexplained phenomena that are sure to entertain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flickr photo via echiner1, Trodel