How to enjoy a night in Paris like a true Parisian

There’s something so magical about Paris at night. A dazzling energy fills the air, as excited chatter rises from cosy café tables outside and a social buzz fills the streets with the many people mingling late into the eve. Discover our tips for the best places to visit in Paris after dark – plus our must-have products so you feel effortlessly chic, wherever the night takes you…

Experience Paris from the heights of Sacré-Coeur
Nothing feels more magical than looking over the whole city from the heights of Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre. It’s the postcard-perfect view of Paris you’ll recognise from movies, and the vibe at the steps makes you feel on top of the world! As you walk up the hill, be sure to stop off and mingle with the artistic locals at the many little bars you pass along the way – ultra-cosy and oh-so-Parisian, you can really feel the history in them.

Your beauty partner for the night:
The right perfume can really put you in the mood for a night out, so choose a sophisticated scent that embodies the allure of Parisian nights. Feminine French fragrances always have a white flower blooming at the heart, while scents for men are crafted around leather. We love Eclat Nuit Eau de Parfums – for Her has an alluring depth with a rich white floral bouquet of intense Jasmine; for Him has softly dark nuances of Black Leather that linger through the night. They’re like experiencing the heightened sensuality of Paris by night in a bottle!


Mingle like a local in the Marais
For a true Parisian experience, head to the fashionable Marais district. Take a stroll through the charming cobbled roads, find a cosy café where you can sit outside – and be ready to people-watch late into the eve. The social buzz is contagious, so expect to join Parisians flitting between bars as the allure of Paris by night takes over.

Your beauty partner for the night:
Nothing says: “Night out in Paris” more than a red lip. Applied in the most effortless way, a classic red lipstick is the ultimate French girl’s go-to night makeup essential – it’s the must-have product you’ll find in every Parisian’s handbag! Choose a lipstick that’s creamy on application but dries to a more matte finish to keep the look modern. The trick is to swipe it on, then press it in with fingertips to blur the edges… et voila! You’re practically Parisian. 

Catch a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower all lit up
Did you know that 20,000 glittering lights adorn the Eiffel Tower every night? No matter where the night takes you in Paris, you are met by lustrous scenes against the night sky – but seeing the Eiffel Tower all lit up with an alluring ambience truly is something else. It’s no wonder they call Paris the “city of light,” and after dark it has a flair like no other.

Your beauty partner for the night:
Luminous skin is top of the wish-list for many of us – one coveted desire that Parisian women seem to have perfected. What’s their secret? Moisturiser. From a young age, Parisians are taught to look after their skin – and sees them flocking to French Pharmacies regularly to stock up on their beloved lotions and creams. They love a no-fuss routine that has a scientific core. So, to get their glowing skin always moisturise, preferably with a moisturiser that contains an SPF – and don’t forget a nourishing hand cream too!