Spend an unforgettable New Year in Paris
Paris really earns its name, the city of lights, at Christmas. The evenings are lit up in a very special way and the colourful silhouette of the Eiffel Tower shines in the night sky. The lights, French christmas traditions, the romance and the magic of this city make Paris one of the perfect places to spend an unforgettable New Year.
On New Year’s Eve, the locals take to the street to welcome in the New Year, drink glasses full of champagne and wish everyone the best for the coming year. The most popular place to welcome in the New Year in Paris is the Eiffel Tower where a spectacular light show will light up the sky at midnight to welcome in 2012. The Arc de Triomph, Place de la Concorde, Centre George Pompidou and above all the Champs Elysées are the most popular locations in Paris for the locals to get together and celebrate the New Year in style with a bottle of champagne and something to eat. From the Sacré Coeur in the Montmartre district, visitors can enjoy stunning views of the city and the burst of cheer that will flood the city when the clocks strike twelve.
Another popular way of celebrating the New Year in Paris is going on a dinner cruise on the River Seine. The majority of these New Year’s Eve dinner cruises are carried out on luxury boats that offer on board concerts and shows to top off an evening of delicious food. If you go for this option, make sure you get your best dress and your wallet ready.
Sequins, feathers, music and glamour will be accompanying the special New Year’s Eve dinners on offer in Paris’ most famous cabarets. A different way of celebrating this special night is with a delicious candle-lit dinner in famous places such as the Moulin Rouge, the Lido and the Crazy Horse.
After dinner and once the New Year has been welcomed in, that’s when the real party starts in the cheery Parisian streets with miles of pubs, clubs and cocktail bars. Cocktail lovers have to stop off at Flûte l`Êtoile, a cosy and romantic bar located nearby the Arc de Triomphe, or Wake Up Paris, in the Marais district to enjoy a tasty caipirinha. Amongst the abundance of places to go out there, we recommend the Paris Social Club, one of the city’s leading clubs and which will feature Miss Kittin and Dave Vega on New Year’s Eve, and the Rex Club and the Nouveau Casino with their special “What the Funk New Year’s Eve” sessions.
As they say in Paris, Bonne Année!
Laura – Marketing Team