Palais de Tokyo

Seven Unforgettable Night-Time Experiences in Paris

Whether in a forest or at the museum, aboard a bus or in a 2CV – wherever you are, on a star-filled night, the City of Light is certain to set your senses aflame.
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As the sun sets, Paris comes to life with a thousand lights and another side of the city is revealed: joyous, romantic, at times secretive. With family, friends or as a couple, take time to visit some of the capital's most beautiful sites at night, for a magical and unforgettable experience.

Night at the museum in Palais de Tokyo

A European temple to contemporary art, the Palais de Tokyo favours late-night openings. Every day, except Tuesdays, you can explore its unique exhibition spaces until midnight, admiring the fascinating works on show at your leisure. Before or after, stop by the museum restaurant Monsieur Bleu which provide elegant space for an excellent dinner or cocktails.

To end the night on a festive note, head to the YOYO club, where you can dance until dawn.

Palais de Tokyo

Cycling through the night with Paris Bike Tour

On Friday nights, keen cyclists should point their bikes towards the Place de l'Hôtel de Ville. From here, at 10 p.m., you can join a free two-hour Paris Rando Vélo tour. Unguided, but following a pre-planned circuit, it allows you to enjoy the charms of the capital at night at a slower pace, with a new itinerary every week.

For a guided version, Paris Bike Tour offers three-hour tours of the capital's most iconic sites, from the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower, dazzlingly lit up at night.

Groupe de jeunes touristes visitant Paris en vélo

Gourmet itinerary at Bustronome

Comfortably ensconced on a luxurious Bustronome double-decker bus, delight your eyes and your taste buds as you sample the best of French cuisine while passing the capital's most spectacular monuments.

This unusual and romantic tour encompasses the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the l'Opéra Garnier, the Eiffel Tower, and Notre-Dame Cathedral.

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Night screenings at parc de la Villette

Movie lovers, rediscover the big screen under the stars. In summer, pack up your picnic hamper and rug and make for the lawns of the Parc de la Villette.

Here, the Cinéma en Plein Air Festival offers outdoor screenings of movie classics and each year takes a different theme. To enjoy your film even more comfortably, deckchairs are available for hire.

Festival de Cinéma en Plein-air de la Villette

Stars and cars with 4 roues sous un parapluie

Aboard that most iconic of French cars, the Citroën 2CV, prepare for an archetypal French jaunt around the star-lit streets of Paris with tour agency 4 Roues sous 1 Parapluie. Take your pick from a romantic drive, a tour round Montmartre, a dinner outing or a Champagne review at one of the Parisian cabarets and the night is yours!

4 roues sous 1 parapluie

Call of the forest from Rambouillet to Fontainebleau

From September to October, the forests of Rambouillet and Fontainebleau, set, respectively, to the west and east of Paris, resound with strange cries: the bellow of the stags as they call to the hinds.

At sunset, the Espace Rambouillet and Fontainebleau Tourisme provide tours around these exceptional natural sites, accompanied by guides or rangers. Immersed in the silence of the forest, prick up your ears and prepare for a magical, eerie experience.

Forêt de Fontainebleau

The belly of Paris at marché de Rungis

Set just south of Paris, Rungis, the biggest fresh produce market in the world, is usually only open to professionals. But now, thanks to Cultival tour agency, it also opens to the public, allowing a fascinating insight into the beating heart of French gastronomy.

Starting at dawn, over approximately 90 minutes, you can discover the market's outstanding fruit and vegetable pavilions, dairy stands and organic produce, as well as meeting its flamboyant vendors.

The convivial tour ends around a large table with a breakfast spread of the market's most sumptuous fare.

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