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Join our Paris Night Bike + Boat Tour and you’ll fall in love with the “City of Lights” as you cruise around it on a Blue Bike™ and a bateau mouche on the Seine River. Our tour takes you to the best lit monuments in Paris, to share the most beautiful sights of Paris at night!
Among other things you'll discover the secrets of the Louvre's great glass pyramid, the deluxe of the Champs-Elysées, and marvel at the Eiffel Tower's illuminations as it twinkles at night. Then boarding the boat you'll cruise under many enchanting bridges such as the gilded Pont Alexandre III and have an outstanding view of Notre Dame Cathedral and her flying buttress’ will your guide shares stories about the monuments you can spot from the boat.
FYI: During certain months the sun does not set until quite late, so this tour can end up taking place partially in the daylight.
On our Paris Night Bike + Boat Tour we focus on showing you the best lit monuments in Paris and giving you a great night out in our city. We’ll show you the heart of the city and all of the amazing museums and monuments when the crowds have abandoned them and their facades are glowing with light.
Cycle to the Musée d’Orsay and learn about the great impressionist artists Monet and Van Gogh, then coasting down to the banks of the Seine River you’ll see the young Parisians enjoying their “Apero” snacks and drinks with their feet dangling over the river.There you’ll be able to have an ice cream or crêpe and take a moment to enjoy the view of the golden beams and bolts that make up the Eiffel Tower.
Board the boat with your guide and taking a seat you’ll start the 1 hour cruise up and then down the calm Seine River. The magic of the twinkling lights, combined with your guides fun stories, are sure to make the cruise a highlight of this tour.
You’ll cruise under the gilded Pont Alexandre III bridge and then have a view of the French Parliament building with its Greek columns lit up. You’ll pass under a bridge built with the recycled stones of the famous Bastille Prison and then see the Academie Francaise building illuminating the lovers on the Pont des Arts bridge.
Under the hundreds of stone faces which King Henry had carved into the Pont Neuf you’ll search but not find two alike. Then, you’ll enjoy a magnificent view of Notre Dame Cathedral. Sailing alongside the Cathedral you’ll see her intricate rose windows and delicate arched flying buttresses awash in light.
Continuing on you’ll see Parisians dancing on the Quai Saint Bernard and picnicking at the foot of the twinkling Hotel de Ville building. You’ll pass under many more beautiful bridges and alongside many other stunning facades such as the Conciergerie with its impressive castle towers where Marie-Antoinette was imprisoned.
Once the boat cruise is finished, on your Blue Bike™ you’ll cycle along the famous Champs Elysées Avenue and have a fabulous view of the Arc de Triomphe at the top of the tree lined avenue. The final awe inspiring experience of this tour happens when you arrive in the vast courtyard of the majestic Louvre and cycle around the giant glass pyramid of Pei shining with white light like a beacon in the night.
If you’d like to join this tour and another bike tour of Paris we suggest joining our Latin Quarter + Le Marais Bike Tour so that you will experience a more local side of Paris. Discounts are offered if you book multiple tours with us (see Special Offers).
Max. 12 pers. per tour
All of our tours are commented in English
Dates & Times
May to September
Everyday at 6PM
Place Saint-Michel in front of the fountain.
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For the Paris Night Bike + Boat Tour, you will meet with your guide in the heart of the Latin Quarter, at Place Saint-Michel in front of the Saint-Michel Fountain.
The Fountain Saint-Michel can easily be reached by metro line 4 (stop "SAINT-MICHEL") and the RER lines B & C (stop "SAINT-MICHEL – NOTRE-DAME").
Frequently Asked Questions
Lots of things can happen that make a person need to change their plans. So you’re welcome to cancel this tour up to 24 hours before it starts and we’ll give you a full refund.
If you plan out your travel time poorly, arrive late, and miss your tour we will feel sad that you missed your tour but we will not issue you a refund.
Yes, we’ve got 2 different smaller sized bikes for kids and adults who are too short to use our Blue Bikes™.
We have baby seats for kids that are between the ages of 1 and 3 years old (max weight 22 kg (48 lbs)).
We also have some cool Burley tandem attachment bikes that are suitable for little kids who are too big for the baby seat but too small to cycle on their own (max weight 38 kg (85 lbs) - max height 137 cm (4 ft 6 in)).
We do NOT have tandem bikes that are suitable for two adults. All adults who join our tour must know how to cycle on their own with confidence. Please do not book this tour if an adult in your party is unable to cycle. We do not have any way to include them in this tour.
Find out more about our bikes here.
No, we have tried to accommodate requests of this sort before and it has always caused a huge headache for the guide to organize a meet up during the tour, frustration for the other tour participants, and in general more unhappiness than happiness.
So, no, we will no longer try to accommodate people who desire to do only part of our Night Bike Tour with Boat Cruise.
This tour will finish at 10pm on the Ile de la Cité very close to the metro stations: Cité, Pont-Neuf, and Saint Michel - Notre-Dame. That means that you will have no problem using the metro to get back to wherever you are staying in Paris.
The Paris Metro system runs until after 12:30 midnight on weekdays and until 1:30am on weekends. Most metro trips, inside of Paris, last no more than 20-30 minutes.
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We are committed to giving you the best experience possible, in case the tour you took with us didn’t meet your expectation we are happy to give a full refund as long as you participated in the entire tour and tell your guide at the end of the tour.
2 different tours added to shopping cart = 10% OFF
3 different tours added to shopping cart = 12% OFF
4 different tours added to shopping cart = 14% OFF
5 different tours added to shopping cart = 16% OFF
Each tour added to a single cart must have the same number of participants.
Discount applied automatically to your entire shopping cart.
We understand that unexpected events can change your travel plans; for this reason Blue Fox Travel offers a full refund, for any reason, if you cancel more than 24hrs before your reserved tour is scheduled to start.
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These are the Terms & Conditions that apply to any tour run by BLUE FOX TRAVEL in France under the brands BLUE BIKE TOURS or BLUE FOX TRAVEL.
In this document, BLUE BIKE TOURS might be abbreviated as BBT and BLUE FOX TRAVEL as BFT.
BLUE FOX TRAVEL is a registered SARL (Société à Responsabilité Limitée - Limited Liability Company) at the Paris Chamber of Commerce under the number : 534 151 576
BLUE FOX TRAVEL is a registered French Travel Operator under the licence : IM075160040
BLUE FOX TRAVEL is a registered Public Service Vehicle Operator under the Licence : 2016/11/0007784
Because BLUE FOX TRAVEL is a registered French company, and all of our tours take place in France, only the French Law will apply in the case of any conflict.
Last updated : January 2019.
Valid until : the end of the world.
I - Cancellation Policy
BFT offers a 100% refund if a reservation is cancelled more than 24 hours before the scheduled start of the tour. The notification must be made by email. No refunds are given for ANY reason once within the 24 hrs prior to the scheduled tour.
All of our tours run Rain or Shine. We do not issue refunds if you choose to skip your tour because the weather doesn’t suit you. You can always wait until the last minute to book your tour to ensure the weather suits you that day. BFT reserves the right to cancel any of its tours last minute in case of an Act of God or crazy act from a large group of people. Flooding, hail, dangerous weather conditions, riots, etc. In such instances full refunds will be given to anyone who had their tour cancelled.
II - Satisfaction Guarantee Policy
If the tour you took with us didn’t live up to what we promised you on our website and failed to meet your expectations, we will be heartbroken. We will also give you a 100% refund so long as you do all of these things:
You remember that we we are in no way responsible for the weather and that our guides actually have to give 110% of themselves to you on days when the weather is not as nice in order to help you enjoy the tour.
You participate in the entire tour from: being on time at the meeting point until the “goodbyes” at the very end of the tour. You can’t leave a tour half-way and ask for your money back.
At the end of the tour you tell your guide, in person, that you were not satisfied with the tour you took.
You provide your tour guide with the reasons you were not satisfied with the tour itself.
III - Payment Policy
A valid credit card is required to secure your booking. All reservations must be prepaid online prior to the tour. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. None of your personal credit card or billing information is stored by BFT.
We are committed to protecting your privacy. Your personal informations will never be disclosed to any third parties.
V - Child Policy
All reservations made for children under the age of 18 years old must be made by an adult and we must be informed at the time of booking exactly how many children are in your party and their ages. This is vital information as it allows our guide to prepare the proper child sized equipments for the bike tours and the booster seats for all day trips/excursions that use one of our vans.
All reservations made for a minor under the age of 18 years old must also include the reservation for an adult who will be 100% solely responsible for the safety and well being of the child while on the tour.
Every child, under the age of 12 years old, partaking in a bicycle tour will be required to wear a helmet and a reflective vest as per French Law.
The adult who accompanies the child agrees to the responsibility of choosing a properly sized helmet, adjusting the helmet, and keeping the helmet on the head of the child during the whole tour. Blue Fox Travel has helmets in multiple sizes for you to choose from at no cost.
Don't forget: Children who will be riding in a baby/child seat, on a tandem attachment bike, or in a booster seat in one of our vans absolutely MUST have their seat reserved beforehand. We NEED to know exactly what your child will need before they show up. Please make it clear in the “Special Requirements” section of our booking form.
VI- Child Bike Policy
Children who will be riding on their own may be subject to a very short test run before the tour starts in which they will be expected to demonstrate: that they are well suited for their bike’s size and settings, that they know how to brake properly and that they are, in general, good cyclists who can be trusted to follow their tour guide in a safe manner.
We own 20” and 24” kids bikes (size of the wheel). Adult bikes are 26”. If the guide, or manager, finds that the child is not, for any reason, a good enough cyclist then the guide, or manager, has the right to refuse to let the child follow the tour on a personal bike.
This means they will either be asked to ride on one of our ‘tandem attachments’ which is attached to the back of a parents bike OR asked to ride in a child seat attached to the back of a parents bike. If the child refuses the change, then the guide or manager has the right to cancel the reservation, and not allow you and your child on the bike tour.
Refunds will not be issued if your reservation is cancelled because of your child not being able to cycle and their refusal to ride attached to you. Baby seats are for kids that are between the ages of 1 and 3 years old (max weight 22 kg (48 lbs)).
We also have some cool Burley™ tandem attachment bikes that are suitable for little kids who are too big for the baby seat but too small to cycle on their own (max weight 38 kg (85 lbs) - max height 137 cm (4 ft 6 in)).
VII - Damages to Blue Fox Travel Property
If you or anyone in your party damages a vehicle, a Blue Bike™, a vehicle, a child's bike, a helmet, a baby/child seat, a tandem attachment bike, any bike attachments, or a booster seat in such a way that it becomes badly disfigured, broken, or unusable, then BFT reserves the right to claim a fee of up to the cost of repair of the damaged bike/vehicle or object.
VIII - MiscellaneousYou and everyone in your party will be kind and respectful of your guide. You and everyone in your party will do their best to follow the safety instructions given orally by the guide before the start of the tour and during the tour.