Paris, the capital city of France and the synonym of the ‘City of Light’, is eminently known for its reflective class and style, and also for its rich heritage and ancient culture. It is also considered as one amongst the most beautiful and romantic places on the planet.
The beautiful city of Paris celebrates its New Year according to Georgian calendar on the date of January 1, in condor to its mother country of France. It can undoubtedly be called as amongst the five best places on the planet to be in during New Year’s time.
In concord to the rest of France, Paris also observes an entire month celebration for New Year or St. Cathedral, starting from January 1st to February 1st.
New Year Celebrations in Paris
During that time of the Year, Paris temperatures are dropping down enough to create a shiver. However, that hardly occurs in the midst of the occurrence of number of hot parties all around the town. The biggest of them occurs around Moulin Rouge, Trocadero, Sacre Coeur, and the world eminent Eiffel Tower.
The intensive compassion of the people, the dance, and the music, and the countdown of the last few minutes leading to New Year make one feel to be a part of something extravagant and regally grand. By further adding up the superlative dinner on the Eve, the finest qualities of wine and champagne on service, and cabaret performances, one ends up celebrating a majestic New Year, which is meant to remain etched in one’s mind for life.
Another popular New Year celebration option, which many people enthusiastically go for is of a cruise trip. The cruise takes one to the mid of the sea from where one can experience the majestic view of the entire city, and then its grandiose transition at the twelfth hour. Cruise tours during New Year’s time usually offer a special dinner, cultural performance, and more importantly, a memorable and unique way to welcome the New Year.
The biggest party occurs at Champs-Elysees, which offers a close view of the Eiffel Tower. Here, the crowd starts getting in around nine on New Year’s Eve. One can easily find many holding champagne bottles, various musical instruments, and some with the entire picnic kit. With clock arriving on twelve at midnight, the firecrackers show and light and lasers show at Eiffel Tower give away a treasured moment.
The firecrackers show at the midnight, and the light shows illuminating the skyline and skies of Paris seems to have arrived straight out of the God’s creative sense. It if followed by the exchange of wishes, toasts of champagne, and lots of hugging and kissing. The entire surroundings get filled with the words of ‘Bonne Annee’. To get best view of it, turn to Champ de Mars, to check if you are lucky on New Year’s Eve.
Sacre Coeur Cathedral
The Sacre Coeur Cathedral located in the beautiful Montmartre, is another major place in Paris to celebrate New Year with style and magnificence. It is not as intense and crowded as Champs-Elysees, and thus is a preferred place for those who are either in awe of such places, or those who fail to get into the Champs-Elysees.
From here, one can have an entire view of the majestic skyline of Paris, including Eiffel Tower on New Year’s Eve. Apart from the street parties organized in Sacre Coeur part of Paris, there are many other easily available party options to explore from.