Paris on New Years

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Paris on New Years Reviews

laureley laureley
4 reviews
No fireworks in front of the Eiffel Tower! May 02, 2011
Paris is always worth visiting, especially for lovers ;)

BUT if you plan to visit Paris for New Years you have to know that there are no fireworks allowed, so the only thing that happens at midnight at the Eiffel Tower is the light are turned on (but this happens every night)! So don't expect too much of tipical a New Year's experience.

There are many parties in clubs and bars on new Year's in Paris, but you often need a reservation and they are very expensive!

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Eiffel Tower anyway with a bottle of champaigne (which is illegal, too, by the way^^) and it was good and romantic for the two us :)

Nevertheless: if you like fireworks, celebrate New year's somewhere else and come to paris another time ;)
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Nick Nick
7 reviews
Dec 31, 2005
Paris on New Years eve is wonderful, though I'm sure its generally pretty great everywhere else in Europe. The popular thing to do is get dinner reservations for 9/10 PM. All the restaurants jack their prices up a lot since its New Years Eve and they can. Our restaurant gave us a free bottle of champagne with our meal, which was wonderful :) After dinner, people head out to the bridges over the Seine. They are very crowded. People expect New Years in Paris to have tons of fireworks at the Eiffel Tower. WRONG. There are only amateur fireworks that are pretty unimpressive. Many people go to the Champs Elysses, but I've heard its pretty boring. Once the New Year arrives, the Eiffel Tower flashes, people on bridges are totally wasted, and everyone is happy. The whole mood throughout Paris is fabulous: random people hugged us on our way home, and throughout the night while I was sleeping I could constantly hear people yelling "Bonne Annee" through the alleyways. New Years in Paris was not exactly what I expected, but I loved it nevertheless.
my champagne
random guys hugging us
Eiffel Tower at midnight
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