New Year’s In Paris

IMGP0555.JPGIf you are lucky enough to be in Paris for New Year’s, the difficulty is not finding out what to do but narrowing your choice of where to go. Notably, the metro is free until New Year’s early morning.   There is just too much to choose from, as the city stays up all night to welcome the New Year.  Places to go on New Year’s include:

Trocadero.  See  the Eiffel Tower sparkle at midnight from Place du Trocadero.

Avenue des Champs-ÉlyséesThis lively place remains the party spot for New Year’s.  Tens of thousands of party goers will be here, and if you don’t mind the crowds there are tons of bars open where you can find a spot to drink.

Sacre Coeur at Montmartre.  While not as crowded, this beautiful spot with views of the city and bars and cafes all around, remains a nice venue to usher in the New Year.

Place de la Concorde Big Wheel.   In the most famous square of Paris where Marie-Antoinette met her fate, a giant ferris wheel remains open through February 17, and gives a sky-high view of the city as you twirl in a circle (but be mindful if you don’t like being in high places).

Bound Bar Avenue George V.   For the ultra chic, Bound is the place to be, and where the beautiful people go.  Don’t bother having a budget, but do make sure you look your best, especially if you want to impress the many models who come here.

Le Fumoir.   The young jet set go here, and why not — close to Le Louvre, the Latin Quarter and the hopping Second Arrondissement there are a tons of bars close by to hop from place to place.

Cafe Bonnie.  This art noveau little gem in the 10th Arrondissement will be hopping with the under 30 crowd.

Cafe Oz.   If wild partying Aussie style is your gig, this place will keep buzzing all night long.

 

Les Chandelles.  For something truly exclusive, and expensive, you can try reserve a spot for an evening at this high society club for the daring.

 

A full list of parties may be found here.

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  1. Posted December 21, 2012 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    you will be in Paris and don’t know what to do for new years eve? you would like to have fun with other international people;
    we are a leading expat organisations and on new years eve we often welcome friends of friends visiting paris or other tourist who want to feel less “tourist” and have some local but international fun meeting with parisian expats.
    join us on a boat party on the seine. we booked a nice boat near Bastille to celebrate new years eve with our members and other international people visiting Paris in that occasion.
    If the river level is not too high we will have a cruise to even better celebrate
    follow the link to join, book a ticket and find plenty of other friendly events. even tonite!

    http://www.meetup.com/internationalsinparis/events/95093882/

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  2. Doug Aitcheson
    Posted January 1, 2013 at 1:41 am | Permalink

    Don’t bother with the Champs Élysées on New Years Eve unless you turn up at midnight no food no music just hundreds of thousands of people walking aimlessly up & down they should have kept the stalls open from during they day would have made the experience much better great food options & best of all hot wine.
    Don’t buy a drink in the few bars that are open 24 Euro for 2 beers take your own.

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