- By Kevin
- On Aug 11, 2017
- Travel Tips
With Paris near the top of most people's travel bucket list,everyone has a pretty good idea of what the must-see attractions,must-take pictures and must-eat foods are.With so much history and culture packed into one city,it seems impossible to fit all of the musts into just one day.What about the city after dark?Since it's a most romantic city in the world,have a city break at night here must a good idea.Find the nightlife and sightseeing after dark in Paris,some activities and attractions may be very meaningful.
Boat Ride on the Seine
Take in the City of Lights after nightfall with a romantic cruise along the Seine.Low-lying,open boats pass underneath the city's most impressive bridges at the Pont Royal,built with money from Louis XIV,and the Pont Neuf,the city's oldest bridge.On the Right and Left Banks above,the buildings are aglow with lights from the likes of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower.Vedettes du Pont-Neuf and Bateaux Parisiens are two of the organizations that host nightly evening cruises.
The Opera Garnier
You can't help but think of the tortured and lovelorn Phantom of the Opera while sitting under the six-ton crystal chandelier at this Paris opera house:It served as the inspiration for the novel and musical about the opera house's haunt.Not limited to just opera,today the architecturally stunning hall plays host to the ballet,chamber music concerts and other performances.If you enjoy your evening show,you might head back during the day for a guided tour of the impressive building.
The Cafe Scene
Paris nightlife picks up late in the evening.You might find yourself returning to the same cafe where you ate lunch to find a completely different scene as you close in on midnight.Friends gather at neighborhood cafés and trendy wine bars around the city for a glass of wine and conversation.For some music with your wine,Le Caveau de la Huchette is a Latin Quarter favorite with jazz,big band and swing music playing every night to a packed crowd.La Belle Hortense is a combo bookstore/wine bar where you can attend a reading,peruse the shelves,belly up to the cool zinc bar for a glass or wine and maybe even pick up a like-minded bibliophile all in a good night out.