Spending New Years Eve in Paris?
December 18, 2015 10:35 am
Whether you want a quiet night in or a fireworks party, Paris on New Year’s Eve has it all. We have cut our favourites down to the top five to help you find your perfect night.
- New Year’s Eve in Paris, known locally as Saint-Sylvestre, is hugely celebrated. Fireworks at midnight are most concentrated around the Eiffel Tower and Champs Elysees. In recent years Paris has chosen to change the tradition of fireworks at midnight, instead opting for dramatic light shows. This originality isn’t a spectacle to miss. The Sacre Coeur Cathedral plaza offers a panoramic view of the city, allowing you to see all the different fireworks at one time at a remove from the huge crowds that concentrate at the main sites. Another way to immerse yourself in the light shows and fireworks is on the Seine. There are a wide array of feasts and parties on offer that will allow you to watch from the river.
- As Paris on New Year revolves around feasts why not visit the gallery Manufacture 111 which is offering a quieter option than the bustle of the Paris streets. Currently housing a collaborative calligraffi exhibition that combines the art forms of calligraphy and graffiti. A feast and a lot of fun are promised and the option is open to stay until 5am as the DJ will be playing house music after the ball drops. Whether you want a quieter night, or you want to party until the early morning, this an unmatched event.
- If you are looking for something fancy for New Year the Venetian style masked ball at Chez Papillion is guaranteed to be a spectacular event. Just a few minutes from the buzzing Jardin des Tuileries, you aren’t too far from any other NYE events that appeal to you. Masks are mandatory and provided on entry making the experience original from any other New Year’s options in the city. With you ticket you also get access to an open champagne bar between midnight and 1am. The perfect way to bring in 2016.
- To spark off your New Year celebrations and leave 2015 with a bang go and listen to Le Requiem de Mozart. Be warned, it’s an emotional experience. The Amadeus choir and the Jean Louis Petit orchestra provide an amazing rendition of Mozart’s final composition, making this event a perfect end to 2015. The venue is just a short walk away from the Champs-Élysées, which is the epicentre of the NYE festivities, making this production a perfect beginning to an unforgettable night.
- For those who are seeking a more relaxed atmosphere, away from the buzz of the crowds, the Jazz Club Etoile is offering an exciting New Year celebration. The magical atmosphere of the jazz club is combined with dinner and a live concert, providing a perfect environment to bring in 2016.
If you’re staying in Paris for a few days after – try a Paris Pass and tick off all the best sights and attractions on your Bucket List!