From : 23€ 20,70€ VAT INCLUDED
- Points of interest along the route : the place de l'Opéraplace Vendôme, the Champs-Elysées, which can also be seen illuminated from the Arc de Triomphe to the Concorde, Eiffel Tower, the Invalides, the Louvre museum, Saint-Germain des-Présthe quays of the Seine, the many bridges of Paris...
- Tootbus buses (formerly Open Tour Paris) are in operation to clean energy 100% (electricity or gas)
- The bus company also strives to reduce plastic and paper waste and promote tourism and sustainable development.
Paris by Night by panoramic bus
- These are double-decker buses with an open upper deck. All passengers are guaranteed to be on the upper deck (max. 50 seats).
- This bus tour lets you discover Paris by night. The bus passes the main monuments of Paris, magnificently illuminated.
- November 25 to December 30don't miss the christmas lights tour by panoramic bus !
Paris by night by bus - Timetable
- May 1 to August 31 departure at 9 p.m.
- September 1 to October 31 departure at 8 p.m.
- November 1 to November 23 departure at 6pm
- November 25 to December 30 : Christmas Lights Tour
Bus tour by night - Fares
- Adult or youth rate (from age 13): 33€
- Child rate (ages 3 to 12): 23€
- Family Pack (2 adults e 2 children): 89€
- Free for children under 3 years old
- Departure and arrival Place du Carrousel du Louvre in the Palais-Royal metro station
- Audio commentary available in 5 languages: French, English, German, Italian and Spanish
- Audio commentary for children specially designed for the little ones (in French and English)
- You must arrive 15 to 20 minutes before departure
- Tickets with date and time
- Tickets are non-cancellable and non-refundable (but may be modified by agreement with Tootbus).
Find the list of our reviews
- Nice experience
Written by Pauline Cetre, 30-08-2023
The experience was fun and allowed us to see the monuments of Paris at night in a different way. The explanations given are clear, you just have to be careful not to come across faulty equipment (I only had a working headset, so there was a problem with the base). I was a little disappointed not to have seen the Sacré Coeur up close. Otherwise a very good experience, to be repeated.
- Superb ride!
Written by Hadda Marzouki , 08-25-2023
We all enjoyed this walk just as the sun was setting and in the evening. Paris at night is magnificent... The driver is to be congratulated... No hitches... We got caught in the rain in the last quarter of an hour...
- Great moment
Written by Floriane Bonheur, 14-08-2023
To do at night it's magnificent
- A lot of fun
Written by Ana Ramalho, 09-08-2023
This experience was great fun, my daughters loved it!
Written by Fabrice RAMOS, 28-07-2023
Good journey, well done to the driver On the other hand, the sound system is horrible.
Written by Natacha TOUSSAINT, 07-06-2023
I highly recommend it!
- Super pleasant when the weather's right
Written by Noelle GARCHEY, on 30-05-2023
Everything was perfect, except that the commentary needed some technical clarification.
- Very nice experience
Written by Julie, 16-05-2023
Another way to see Paris, the whole family loved it
- A must-do when in Paris!
Written by Monique Schmidt, 20-04-2023
The circuit was very good to discover the illuminations of Paris by Night. Because of the works the starting point was modified. The bus did not leave and we looked for it. Where the bus stops at the end was not said.
Reply from FamilinParis
Written by the Familin'Paris team
We apologize for the change of address due to the construction work. Thank you for letting us know. We will make enquiries and post the address on the website.
- Interesting experience
Written by Noëmie BRIAND, on 08-03-2023
The explanations are interesting. This bus tour gives you an overall view of Paris' landmarks.
- Well-designed but.....dehumanized course!
Written by sylvie de la croix, on 03-11-2022
Very disappointed by this activity. Completely dehumanized, with very "light" audio commentaries, wrapped up in a soundtrack that quickly becomes unpleasant. Some buildings are unidentifiable if you don't already know them (no indication such as right, left, front....). What's more, out of 4 audiophones, 2 weren't working properly....and that's of absolutely no interest to the only human being on board!
Reply from FamilinParis
Written by the Familin'Paris team
Hello, Generally this bus tour of Paris is a great success. We will pass on your remarks to Tootbus. There may have been a problem on the evening of your tour.
- Almost perfect ....!
Written by Jean-Louis GAUTHIER, on 29-10-2022
TootBus /Paris by night tour/ The tour was fine, except for a short detour to get a better view of the Invalides. The sound system: not so good! The sound quality was really mediocre, and the individual settings unlikely, certainly due to the accessibility of the small console in the near-darkness.
- Nice ride
Written by Mirelle Da Silva, on 05-10-2022
Very nice to do, Paris at night up high like this is great.
Written by Fanny Poullard, on 22-08-2022
Very good bus tour for the price I recommend it. Contact on the phone very pleasant and accommodating
- The outing did not take place as the bus broke down.
Written by Isabelle MENOU, on 22-08-2022
It was an event for my 14 year old daughter And the bus was broken down. So it was a frustrating evening I'm waiting to hear from you about the ticket refund.
- It was perfect
Written by Georges Rakotovao , 14-08-2022
The staff is really nice I had no problem staying there Yes I highly recommend to others to live this adventure
- Nice ride
Written by Lilian GIAUFFRET , 08-08-2022
To do! We learn, we discover. Paris is very beautiful in the evening!
- Nice but too bad it starts too early
Written by Marie-Charlotte CURNILLON , 24-07-2022
A fun way to see Paris from a different angle, without getting tired and with children. It's a pity that the tour starts at 9pm in summer, because we pass by the Champs Elysées and the Eiffel Tower (among others) before it gets dark, so before they are illuminated...
- I was completely satisfied. It was the best way to get an overall view of these magnificent monuments.
Written by Josette Quartenoud, on 12-07-2022
Yes of course
- A disappointing experience
Written by Francois Girard, on 20-06-2022
If using the website is not a problem, the absence of a human welcome, the obligation to beg for an earpiece that doesn't work, make it an automatic service, dehumanized and without warmth. So people rush to be the first to enter the bus, hearing the text very poorly and leaving with the impression that it's not up to the quality of the place.
Reply from FamilinParis
Thank you for mentioning that your purchase on Familin'Paris went well. We will forward your comment to our partner Tootbus.
- Not as good as advertised
Written by ALAIN MOUISSON, on 20-06-2022
Already the title doesn't correspond to reality: "Paris by night", we leave at 9pm and it gets dark at 10.15pm (only 3/4 hours to go!). What's more, we pass interesting buildings during the day and unimportant streets at night! Find the error! Very disappointed to have practically paid 30 € /person for this bad experience.
Reply from FamilinParis
We are sorry that this service did not live up to your expectations. We will pass on this feedback to Tootbus.
Written by JULIE Briongos, 21-04-2022
Everything went very well
Written by Virginie LELAIDIER , 13-04-2022
Super audio guide, nice discovery
- A very nice visit
Written by Catisate, on 12-03-2022
A very nice moment with my daughter .... Paris by night is great I would love to do it again with my whole family!
- Paris by Night essentials
Written by Sophie, on 28-02-2022
Arriving a little early, we were lucky enough to be right at the top of the bus, with the large windscreen providing an unobstructed view! The tour starts in daylight, which is a shame (6pm at the end of February, it's still light out). But night soon took its place and Paris sparkled ???? But unfortunately, a few raindrops cloud the large windscreen, and there's nothing we can do about it: no windscreen wipers all the way up ???? Visibility was reduced and photos impossible. Despite this minor setback, it was a pleasure to discover Paris by night, and the audio guide was very nice. The little tour of Pigalle was unexpected and really nice too. This 2-hour tour with children is top-notch!
- A wonderful discovery of Paris
Written by Florence Faure, 31-01-2022
Very nice city tour! A small tour on Montmartre would have been complete. The 11 and 13 year olds found the end a bit long (night tour)
- Beautiful but... I was cold
Written by Pascal CERISIER, on 27-11-2021
Beautiful... but I was cold
- Beautiful Paris by night
Written by Marion B, on 19-11-2021
Great experience to visit Paris at night, it's magnificent, especially outside the bus (despite the cold - why not some blankets in winter). I regret the quality of the audio commentary, so much more to say, and a few omissions (Assemblée Nationale, Invalides).
- Nice at night, especially upstairs, but the comments could be coordinated with the places and monuments.
Written by PETRA SEGUY, on 19-11-2021
To be done if you don't know Paris y night no reservation problem but comments should be coordinated with places or monuments no correlation if you don't know them
- Ideal for discovering Paris
Written by Frédérique WOLFGANG, on 09-11-2021
Superb night stroll to visit Paris and its lights
Written by BS, 09-11-2021
On the plus side: a different way to visit Paris and admire the City of Light. Commentary for children quite good. Disappointing: - windy and cold from start to finish: a good part of the journey upstairs in the bus to get a decent view. Then forced (by the cold) to go back down and only finding separate seats for my 11-year-old and me, all at the back and with our backs to the journey. In other words, we didn't get much out of the second part of the trip, to the point where the child fell asleep. - the traffic noise made it impossible to listen properly through headphones, and some tracks were completely out of order - very impersonal and unfriendly atmosphere at the bus entrance and during the journey - as a result, the quality/price ratio was well below the acceptable average. To be recommended only in more favorable seasons, or with buses completely closed on the floor (I observed that such a bus followed us, why didn't you offer us to occupy that one preferentially?). Journey too long and lacking in interest for children.
- A great opportunity to discover the monuments of Paris
Written by visit weekend, 08-11-2021
The +: visit the most beautiful monuments in Paris, a must if you want a comprehensive tour of the capital. very popular at night - enhances the beauty of Paris with its lights The -: no "instructions" for the narration, so at first we "missed" the visuals of different places because they were poorly synchronized. a little expensive, but the length of the visit (almost 2 hours) may explain the cost. It's a pity there aren't any children's prices, as they're not always suitable: my child fell asleep!
Written by marina iché, on 05-11-2021
- Very good
Written by Fabien Bourrut, on 04-11-2021
The tour is very complete for a visit of the main monuments of Paris. Covered roof to avoid the rain. Commentary with headphones, original and nice.
- Nice experience
Written by Stéphanie Fenie, on 04-11-2021
It's a unique experience to be able to see the major, historic monuments of Paris on board this bus. At night, it's even more magical.
- Very good assessment
Written by Nicole Léger, 03-11-2021
Magnificent tower of Paris at night View of the glittering Eiffel Tower No difficulty for the reservation I recommend this activity and especially in the time of Christmas. It must be sublime.
- Nice visit
Written by Anne B., on 03-11-2021
Paris at night is really something to see.it's when it's at its most beautiful.don't hesitate to take this night tour. even with children.the comments are adapted.arrive early if you want to be seated next to..my children loved it.
Written by celine guigue, on 31-10-2021
A beautiful moment and a wonderful walk!
- Very nice experience
Written by Charbel, on 25-10-2021
Very good experience to discover the monuments of Paris by night with children
- Super tour of Paris
Written by chantal BLANC, on 18-10-2021
The two people who accompanied me did not know the Capital. They loved it.
Written by VALERIE MAILLARD, on 16-10-2021
Very pleasant welcome from the bus driver What a joy to discover Paris at night The 7pm time is however a time when the traffic is too dense and the customer undergoes the traffic jams Well chosen itinerary but seeing the Place des Vosges at night would be a plus instead of seeing the Palais Garnier several times The choice of songs that accompany the words of the recording is not top and more repeated with the same songs ...... to review The price is very reasonable. The departure place of the bus is very accessible and easy to find I will recommend this activity
Written by Régine Gréant, on 20-09-2021
Nice fairytale tour especially the eiffel tower Good price for children A bit expensive for adults My little girl loved it
- Very well, but...
Written by Lili, 31-08-2021
I found the explanations of the monuments too superficial. The tour is well done (although the Sacré Coeur is missing). The illuminated monuments of Paris are beautiful. I recommend this activity.
Written by annie chevrel arribas, 28-08-2021
Reservations in English ???? Family visit. Very interesting sites. The price is right for a 2-hour tour of Paris. I give 4 stars because of the comments....
- Good experience
Written by Emmanuelle Petitjean , 26-08-2021
We liked the explanations during the visit, but we missed the comments on whether the building described was on the right or the left and why they were currently under construction. Nice experience despite everything to do again during a next stay.
- Very good
Written by helene carron, on 25-08-2021
Yes, I will recommend this activity to others.
- The ideal way to discover Paris illuminated
Written by laurent BARDET, on 17-09-2020
Very pleasant visit but big problem to get the tickets (e-tickets never received by mail)
- Wonderful discovery of Paris!
Written by Sidonie, 31-08-2020
Easy online booking and ticket collection in the dedicated area. Suitable for families, children and people with reduced mobility. The ride was a real treat, with Paris lit up all over!
- Nice and relaxing
Written by sandra Gremillet, on 25-08-2020
A beautiful stroll through the streets of Paris! We've often walked a lot to visit Paris, and the Opentour Bus tour lets us see a whole host of monuments without getting tired, which is really appreciated. The gentle pace of the bus is soothing, and we'd like it to last all night, even though the tour is already quite long (between 1h30 and 2h depending on traffic). The commentaries are quite interesting, though sometimes a little off the mark (the building is sometimes already behind you when the commentary arrives). Internet reservations are easy to make, and the meeting point not far from the Opera is easy to find. It's worth noting that in summer, the 7:30 p.m. tour isn't done at night, since it's still daylight, but at least you can see everything very well. The only downside for me is the price: for 2 adults, 1 teenager and 1 child, we paid 98€, which immediately puts a strain on our budget. But it's still a great thing to do, and for me it remains one of the highlights of our stay.
Written by Agnès , on 19-08-2020
Another approach of Paris. Superb views of the great monuments illuminated. To be done in addition to the daytime visits.
- Super nice.
Written by Djamel.B, on 17-08-2020
Small problem on arrival to print the tickets. But the hostess was top notch. Otherwise, the proposed tour is great. A must-do.
- Discover Paris differently.
Written by Laetitia MENARD, 10-08-2020
Very pleasant night tour. Discovery of Paris illuminated. Perfect family outing.
- Very good
Written by Sandra Miroglio, 07-08-2020
Superb visit, I recommend it!
- Beautiful evening.
Written by François Charonnat, on 08-01-2020
I highly recommend . A different way to see Paris.
Written by VALENTINI Brigitte, on 01-01-2020
Nice, well-organized tour. Hot drinks and blankets at the end of the tour. A nice touch. We recommend this activity.
Written by valerie , on 29-12-2019
The welcome was long and perilous (lots of people at the same time, flash code readers that didn't work, connection problems, a certain amount of tension...): no precise indication of which bus to take... Hot drink and blanket appreciated. The time is probably not ideal: lots of traffic. The audioguide's commentary during the tour was disappointing: not much, out of sync with the monuments and not up to date (almost a year after the Notre Dame fire, it's still 2018!). What a shame!
- Very good
Written by Carole CUVELIER-PAYET, on 07-12-2019
Paris by night is really worth it
- good but a bit cold
Written by dominique besson, on 06-12-2019
nice tour of paris by night a little quick on the illuminations of the department stores and the Champs-Elysées, and a little too long on the rest (Notre Dame, l'Assemblée): the THEME IS CHRISTMAS ILLUMINATIONS a little too much waiting to get into place and especially cold despite the blanket
- Superb tour of illuminated Paris monuments
Written by tifenn mongermont, on 15-11-2019
Superb visits of the monuments of Paris. On the other hand in small plaid or other to keep us warm would be welcome. Fortunately we have smartphones because indication not very clear by mail concerning the tickets to board the bus.
- Very good. Schedule respected and interesting tour
Written by MONIQUE MERCIER, on 05-11-2019
No problems at all. To be recommended
- Bonne decouverte
Written by Aude Bertozzi, on 03-11-2019
Lack of comfort on the bus, no place to wait before departure. And the temperature in the bus was too low.
- paris by night
Written by veronique BLONDEL, on 03-11-2019
what I didn't like was waiting in the rain while the driver was on the bus. No information to say that you had to go to the agency to have your ticket validated - you find out when you get on the bus. the children's commentary didn't work, which was a real shame Otherwise, the tour was very good, as were the commentaries. We'll have to update the commentary for Notre Dame. shame not to go to Montmartre, especially in the evening tour to be recommended
- ideal Paris tour
Written by Valerie, on 03-11-2019
The tour lasts 1.5 hours and includes views and information on all the major Parisian monuments. At night, the illuminations are very pretty. The only downside is that Opentour has several different buses, some with glass roofs. At 9:30 p.m. in late October, it would have been nice to have one of these buses to keep out the cold.
- The driver : OK , commantaires well
Written by Serge FONTAINE, on 30-10-2019
Activity to recommend (it was a discovery of Paris for my little girl)
- A great way to see Paris's main monuments illuminated.
Written by Lucien FAYOLLE, on 28-10-2019
We were able to show our grandchildren the most beautiful city in the world, with all its historic monuments.this tour is very complete, with explanations using earphones.our grandchildren were delighted. The only drawback was that the Arc de Triomphe and the Obélisque de la Concorde were not illuminated. The Eiffel Tower, magnificent with its blaze. Highly recommended.
- very enjoyable evening
Written by VERONIQUE NORE, on 04-10-2019
illumination of the eiffel tower, no difficulty when booking, I've already ordered it again.
- Formidable...Ces lumieres qui vous font rever !!! innoubliables...meme a renouveler des que nous pourra revenir a Paris en Aout !!!
Written by maurice , on 16-09-2019
The Eiffel Tower sparkles...the Arc de Triomphe lights up...
- very good service
Written by DOAN, on 04-09-2019
used to red buses in other cities, it's a great surprise to have experienced the "illuminations de PARIS" with a ratp partner bus. i'm proud of it and wish long life to this french line...clean, on time, affordable fare
- Discover Paris by night
Written by nicolas BEYLER, on 04-09-2019
Very well organized, user-friendly booking website. A must do, excellent value for money.
Written by Jean Philippe Tinel, on 31-08-2019
very good evening we recommend to everyone pleasant surprise: a stop in front of the Eiffel Tower to not miss its illumination!
- Not to be done in wet weather
Written by FRANCOISE PHIL, on 22-08-2019
The concept is great, great comments, well synchronized. Under the rain we lose a good part of the pleasure. Too bad for taking pictures or videos! Fortunately, the beauty of the monuments makes us forget the inconvenience of the rain.
- Very good
Written by Aleksandra, on 22-08-2019
My daughter and I really enjoyed the activity, the tour and the audioguide explanations. The only downsides were a long wait before we could get on the bus, and technical problems with the audioguide sound: the beginning of the presentation had to be replayed at least 7 or 8 times.
- The evening tour is a must
Written by Marie-Claude Raymond, on 19-08-2019
I recommend the evening tour without hesitation
Written by Assia Abdellaoui , 10-08-2019
To do to see all the monuments of Paris illuminated, just magnificent !!!!
Written by KARINE LAURIERE, on 11-06-2019
it was our 1st visit to Paris, and this nocturnal tour seemed essential. we chose the bus with its glass roof (because of a few raindrops), which protected us from the drops and the cold. the tour was great, with anecdotal explanations (headphones) on the monuments; and we waited at the trocadero opposite the eiffel tower to discover, oh surprise, the sparkling illumination of the eiffel tower at 11pm. it's a magical surprise moment, a real eye-opener for tourists like us for whom it was the 1st time.
- The Magic of Paris by Night
Written by Sandrine SARRIO, on 06-06-2019
It's a wonderful experience to discover Paris from yet another angle, immersed in the traffic, in the heart of the city, as night falls and our journey progresses. The monuments present themselves to us in their light. Commentary and music in different languages accompany the journey, revealing stories and anecdotes. Bonus to our super driver, who ensured we had the best vantage points and perfect timing to arrive at the Eiffel Tower just as it sparkled. Just don't forget to bundle up, because even on sunny days, the "outdoor" visit is draughty, and if it's been a busy day, it might be a bit late for children, who might not get the full benefit.
Written by Pascale SLIMEN, on 03-05-2019
Yes I recommend this ride
- A magical evening
Written by Fabienne Ounadjela, on 02-01-2019
Very beautiful fairy night
- The perfect gift
Written by Maria SEGUIN, on 01-01-2019
Original activity to discover Paris, especially at Christmas time
- To do!
Written by Virginie Huant, on 30-12-2018
Wonderful discovery of Paris with the illuminations.
- It's a real eye-opener!
Written by Corinne VIZARD, on 30-12-2018
Efficient organization, everything was perfect. The blankets offered are an appreciable plus.
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