Paris New Year's Eve 2023: Things to Do in Paris on New Year
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New Year Celebration in Paris

One of the dreamiest New Celebrations happens in Paris and it is a fantasy of a lot of people from around the world to experience the Paris New Year at least once in their life. The city of Paris is considered to be one of the best and most beautiful cities in the world. And ending your year in such a beautiful place is one of the best experiences of a lifetime.

Like in every other country, New Year in Paris is also a big deal and the city does not lay back when it is the festive season. You get to witness another side of Paris during Christmas and New Year and the city becomes more beautiful, with almost every road and every house lit up and decorated. There are a lot of things to do in Paris for New Year and each activity is more exciting than the other.
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Things to Do in Paris On New Year


Enjoy Eiffel Tower Light Show

New Year’s Eve in Paris is like a dream which everyone wishes to come true. If yours has, then you cannot miss the light show at the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower is the most famous and important landmark of Paris, and getting to see the tower completely lit up and twinkling is one of the best answers to what to do in Paris on New Year’s Eve. The light show starts at midnight and the best view you can get is from Trocadero, but it is advised to reach there on time. Before the show, you can go up to the top of the Eiffel Tower and take in the breathtaking view of Paris engrossed in New Years’ preparations.

Location: 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris

Opening Hours: the show starts at midnight but Eiffel Tower can be visited anytime.

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Take a New Year’s Cruise on the Seine

Paris New Year is one of the most talked about fantasies for a lot of people in the world. If you are living the fantasy, make sure to spend your New Years’ Eve in Paris on a cruise. You will be floating on the alluring waters of the Seine and taking in the breathtaking views of Parisian life from afar. You will be witnessing the important landmarks of Paris like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and several others. One of the best highlights of your cruise trip would be witnessing the fireworks show from the Eiffel Tower when the clock strikes 12. With a drink in hand, devouring a three-course French meal, and experiencing the Paris New Year, there is no better answer to what to do in Paris on New Years Eve. 

Location: Port de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday- 12:45 pm to 2:45 pm and 6:30 pm to 11 pm

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Spend New Year’s at Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris is one of the perfect answers to what to do in Paris on New Year's Eve. Disneyland Paris is considered to be the happiest place in the world, so it is one of the best ways to spend New Years Eve in Paris if you are with your family. Disneyland Paris is filled with fun rides, attractions, shopping places, and delectable food joints, which will make your day fully power-packed. Disneyland Paris also hosts a lot of shows and parades to show the Paris New Year so you will feel the festive spirits too. 

Location: Boulevard De Parc, 777000 Coupvray, Paris

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday- 10 am to 9 pm

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Firework Display at Arc de Triomphe

What to do in Paris on New Years Eve is a very commonly asked question and here is the answer: witness the firework display at Arc de Triomphe. Paris New Year is a big deal for not only Parisians but also tourists from all across the world. The Arc de Triomphe is stunningly lit and hosts an elaborate and beautiful light show. When it is close to midnight, the façade at the Arc de Triomphe starts its countdown till midnight and when the clock strikes 12, the entire sky is filled with colourful fireworks taking everyone’s breath away. 

Location: Place Charles De Gaulle, 75008 Paris

Opening hours: 10 pm to 12 am

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Midnight Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral

The Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most visited places in France and holds a huge significance in the traditions of Paris. One of the best and most peaceful ways of celebrating the Paris New Year is the midnight mass at Notre Dame Cathedral, even if you are not a catholic. The prayers and ceremonies teleport you to another era and hearing the mass being sung by hundreds of others is an experience in itself.

Location: 6 Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris

Opening Hours: ceremony starts at 10 pm

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Attend a Concert at Sainte Chapelle

If you are thinking about what to do in Paris on New Years Eve which is more low-key and peaceful, then the perfect option for you would be the concert at Sainte Chapelle. The Concert at the stunning chapel at Saint Chapelle is like a dream come true for all music lovers. The songs mainly focus on winter songs and make you feel festive and happy. This is one of the major activities of Paris New Year and a lot of locals come here to celebrate their New Years Eve in Paris so it is advised to book your tickets in advance.

Location: 4 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris

Opening hours: 11 am to 7 pm

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Cabaret Show at Moulin Rouge

New Year's Eve in Paris is one of the best days to witness the talents of the people in Paris as they don’t shy away from showcasing it at various places. The Cabaret Show at Moulin Rouge is one such place where you will be awed by the talent you will witness. The Moulin Rouge is one of the best well-known places to have super talented Cabaret Dancers and they make the Paris New Year even more special. You help yourself to the delicious and extravagant meal served to you and enjoy the show.

Location: 82 Boulevard De Clichy, 75018 Paris

Opening hours: 7 pm to 1 am

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Enjoy Opera & Ballet at Palais Garnier

The Palais Garnier Opera House is one of the most famous buildings in Paris and is one of the best places to go on New Year's Eve in Paris. It is said that the best way to visit the Palais Garnier is by watching a ballet show at the theatre. Paris New Year is a very big deal here and you will witness grand shows and performances which will give you an experience of a lifetime.

Location: 8 Rue Scribe, Paris, IDF 75009

Opening hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

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Attend the Champs-Elysées Festivities

If you want to experience the true Paris New Year, then you have to be at the Champs Elysées on New Years Eve in Paris. The avenue of Champs-Elysées is known as the most beautiful avenue in the world and is home to the famous Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The entire street becomes a party street and people are caught up in the festive mood. The façade at the Arc de Triomphe starts a countdown when it is close to midnight and the fireworks light up the whole sky in colours. You can also witness the Eiffel Tower twinkling at midnight during its light show with a backdrop of fireworks lit sky.

Location: Champs-Elysées, Paris, France

Opening hours: ceremony starts around 9 pm

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Go Clubbing and Partying

If you wish to celebrate your Paris New Year by going wild and want to enter the new year dancing, clubbing is one of the best options for you. The Rex Club at the Grand Boulevard is one of the best places to be on New Years in Paris. The club is located just next to a cinema theatre and it attracts a lot of people on New Years Eve. The Rex Club gives full London Clubbing vibes and young singles love this place as they get to party hard.

Location: 5 boulevard Poissonniere, 75002 Paris

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  1. What is the weather like in Paris on New year eve?

    It is often said that the weather in Paris is very unpredictable, yet the weather is cold in Paris during the time of New Years. Some records show that the weather on New Year's Eve goes down to 2 degrees Celsius (sometimes even lesser) while it rises as high as 7 degrees Celsius.
  2. Is Paris good for New Year's?

    It does not matter if you are in Paris for a romantic getaway or here with friends or family, ending your year in Paris is one of the best experiences you can have. During the festive season, you get to witness a whole new form of Paris where you see the city completely lit up in Christmas decorations and colourful lights.
  3. What to do on New year's eve in Paris?

    Fireworks at Eiffel Tower: The Eiffel Tower is the most famous attraction in Paris and is one of the best places to celebrate New Years Eve in Paris. At midnight the Eiffel Tower hosts a light show where the entire tower twinkles and the entire sky is lit up with fireworks.

    Champs-Elysées party street: The most beautiful avenue in the world gives the perfect Paris New Year vibes and the façade of Arc de Triomphe counts down till it is midnight. The fireworks here at midnight are one of the most stunning views you will witness in your life.

    Party on the street of Sacre-Coeur: 
    The Sacre-Coeur is another way of spending the Paris New Year where you will get a stunning panoramic view of the city of Paris and witness the fireworks at midnight. There are a lot of clubs and bars near the street so you can head straight to them to celebrate the new year.

    Champ de Mars: 
    Champ de Mars is a stretch of park that connects the Eiffel Tower and the Ecole Militaire. A lot of locals come here to celebrate New Years Eve as they get a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower while avoiding the crowd that gathers around the tower.

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  4. What is the best way to celebrate the Paris New Year?

    If you want a true Paris New Year, then the best way to celebrate New Year is to go clubbing and partying. There are a lot of clubs that attract crowds from nearby cities and everyone is in a festive mood and enters the new year dancing and going wild.
  5. What are the most romantic places to visit in Paris on new year eve?

    New Year at the Eiffel Tower
    Paris is known to be the most romantic city in the world and Eiffel Tower makes sure to make the statement true. You can spend your New Years’ Eve going to the top of the Eiffel Tower while taking in the view of the city all lit up, and at midnight you can witness the light show at the Eiffel Tower and the fireworks will take your breath away.

    Dinner Cruise: 
    If you want a quiet and peaceful New Years’ Eve in Paris with your partner, floating around on a cruise on the Seine River is one of the most romantic things to do. You will get to witness the important landmarks of the city from the alluring waters like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Notre Dame Cathedral, etc. 

    Countdown till the new year with your partner: Counting down another year with your partner has to be one of the best ways of celebrating your relationship, and the best place to do that is at Arc de Triomphe. The façade starts the countdown when it is close to midnight and when the clock strikes 12 the fireworks decorate the sky in stunning colours which will take your breath away. 

    Bring out the inner child at Disneyland with your partner: If you and your partner love having fun then Disneyland Paris is one of the best places for you. Disneyland Paris is considered to be the happiest place in the world and happiness is the best form of romance for New Years Eve.

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