New Year in Paris – what, where and how?
Paris is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world, and the New Year is one of the most beloved holidays. It is not surprising that among the Russian tourists there is a large number of people who wish to celebrate the New Year somewhere close to the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysees. TURPROM offers you a small life hack on how to properly celebrate the New Year in Paris. By the way, on this link you will find the site and the location for the selection of a professional guide in Paris and all of France.
The Champs Elysees, the famous boulevard with a view of the Eiffel Tower – is really one of the favorite meeting places of the new year, including the Parisians themselves. From nine in the evening, tourists and locals begin to flock to this street to admire the original illumination. Exactly at midnight, the Eiffel Tower becomes the center of the light show, and after meeting the new year there is an opportunity to find a place for yourself to continue the holiday.
However, you can add a “fly in the ointment” – usually warned that celebrating the holiday on the Champs Elysees is absolutely not recommended for people with the fear of the crowd – it will be just huge there. Other troubles accompanying the crowd are also present, and above all, you should not relax and watch your things. Also, although this rule violates every first one, when celebrating the New Year on the street with a bottle of champagne, it is not allowed to officially drink alcohol on the streets in Paris, and you can pay a fine.
By the way, besides the meeting of the New Year itself, a festive New Year parade is also expected on the Champs Elysees. Start is scheduled for about 13:00 on January 1.
The venue of the New Year in Paris is often the Arc de Triomphe, where a special show is also expected, which starts at 23:00. The specific composition of the show is kept secret. Even fireworks are supposed.
Another area – with views of all of Paris (of course, with good weather) is the area at the Sacré Coeur in Montmartre. The site is slightly calmer, but also more relaxed – here tourists are ready to meet many bars, cabarets and clubs, where theoretically you can spend New Year’s Eve. In practice, the desire will have to be commensurate with the financial possibilities and availability of free places.
Cabaret and others
Meet the New Year in one of the legendary Parisian cabarets – a dream come true, with a corresponding budget. For example, the most expensive of the Moulin Rouge New Year’s show packages will cost 680 euros – this amount will include not only dancing and music, the after-midnight New Year show and surprises for everyone present – but also dinner with caviar, lobster and champagne. Of course, there are less expensive packages, but their amount is not small.
On the Champs Élysées, tourists are waiting for an “analogue” – the Lido cabaret, offering roughly the same range – a bottle of champagne, lobster dinner, a special choreographic show. The price per person for the New Year 2017/2018 is about 580 euros (or about 687 US dollars).
But tourists willing to save on caviar and lobster, the capital of France invites you to less popular programs – for example, to meet the new year on a cruise on the Seine, overlooking the most famous sights of Paris, in a restaurant overlooking Notre Dame, as well as in numerous restaurants and clubs of the capital. Prices – from 25 euros and above.
At the same time, tourists are warned in advance – there are a lot of people willing to enjoy the New Year’s magic, therefore it is advisable to review and order a specific program in the near future.
Signs of Christmas
As you know, Europe starts to celebrate the winter holidays earlier, Christmas markets in many cities start from December. Therefore, Paris has something to offer and besides the New Year’s Eve itself.
Among the obligatory will take New Year’s holidays – the illumination: festive lights adorn several neighborhoods and historical sights of Paris. Also, their light attire dress and shop windows of famous shops, luring to the Christmas shopping.
“Convince” tourists to spend money and are ready to Christmas markets in Paris, where it will be interesting both for children – games and attractions, and adults – they are waiting for original gifts, designer “tricks”, “extended” counters with French gastronomy, mulled wine and other pleasures of life. True, as warned, the traditional Christmas market on the Champs Elysees this year is temporarily canceled, but guests are ready to take at least ten other sites.
Disneyland Paris is another way to soak up a little festive atmosphere during your stay in Paris. From the beginning of November to the beginning of January 2018, the theme park will be decorated in a winter style.