Christmas and New Year in Paris

Christmas and New Year's Eve in Paris

Celebrating the New Year in France is the chance to spend an unforgettable moment. Paris, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, provides a romantic and spectacular setting that is even more impressive during end of the year celebrations. Numerous monuments are often cloaked in snow and covered in lights during this festive period, creating an undeniable Parisian charm.

If you’re lucky enough to stay in Paris during Christmas holidays, extending your stay until New Year’s Day would be the opportunity to admire the City of Lights at its most beautiful. You could spend a memorable night out on New Year’s Eve before enjoying the first day in 2018 in the world’s most famous capital.

However you decide to spend your evening -- a flute of champagne in hand, dancing, a boat cruise on the Seine, or a candlelit dinner at the Eiffel Tower -- Paris is without a doubt the ideal destination to bid adieu to 2017 and welcome in 2018.

In various neighborhoods, department stores put up Christmas lights, decorations and window displays that lend a certain magical quality to the city. The most beautiful avenue, the Champs Elysées, is a prerequisite visit for anyone wanting to soak up the festivities. The avenue is decked out in stunning Christmas decorations and is home to a typical French Christmas market.

In light of these end of year celebrations, countless evenings out are proposed in France and in Paris. Special dinners are created and organized to celebrate the New Year in typical, popular Parisian brasseries, in romantic restaurants, or in dinner-dance halls.

You can also choose to spend a magical time at Vaux le Vicomte, just next to Paris, where we’ll take you to discover the château and its gardens adorned in lights, a truly royal decoration that’ll make your day an unforgettable one.

This is why visiting Paris in December is a must-see. Not only will you be able to admire the magical Christmas decorations that border the banks of the Seine and the streets of Parisian neighborhoods but you’ll also be able to admire the city’s grand monuments whose holiday lights accentuate their architecture.

PARISCityVISION also proposes a panoramic bus tour, a fantastic way to check out the Opéra and its neighborhood, the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe, among other sites. Celebrate New Year by treating yourself to a gastronomic dinner in one of Paris’s typical neighborhoods or on the Seine. You can then bring in the New Year by dancing the night away to the beats of a DJ until the first dawn of 2018!

If you are in Paris on October 31st, take this opportunity to celebrate Halloween in Paris with your family or friends.

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Eiffel Tower 2nd floor Ticket - Priority Access - Special Offer Likely to sell out

Eiffel Tower 2nd floor Ticket - Priority Access - Special Offer

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Take advantage of our priority access to go up to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower at your leisure, at night time or at day time. You will be amazed by the wonderful view of Paris, discover the top landmarks of the city of lights. You will be escorted up to the second floor. Depending on the tour selected, you can take the seine river cruise ticket too.

Duration : 2 hour(s)
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Paris By Night: City Tour and Seine River Cruise

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To visit Paris, combine a guided evening cruise on the Seine with a panoramic bus tour of the city. See the monuments lit up: Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, the usée d’Orsay, the Conciergerie...

Duration : 4 hour(s)Tour language:
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Christmas Visit of Vaux le Vicomte with Audioguide

Spend a magical afternoon with your children during the Christmas vacation in the marvelous setting of the Château of Vaux-le-Vicomte. Stroll through the illuminated gardens with the whole family.

Duration : 5 hour(s)Tour language:
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Walking Guided Tour : Covered Passages & Opera Garnier

Discover the legendary Opéra Garnier and find out the secrets of Paris with a guided tour on foot through the covered passages of the city. End your outing with a panoramic view of Paris from the rooftop of the Galeries Lafayette.

Duration : 3 hour(s)Tour language:
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Parisian Shopping Experience by Galeries Lafayette

Discover the luxurious and parisian fashion world with our special Parisian Shopping Experience at the Galeries Lafayette in Paris, with a privileged service. You will also enjoy a break into one of the restaurants and be offered a special branded Galeries Lafayette bag.

Duration : 5 hour(s)Tour language:
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Christmas Market Food Tour

Our Food expert guide offers you a gourmet itinerary among the most beautiful Christmas markets of Paris! Enjoy the Christmas atmosphere in Paris and savour French culinary specialties in a warm winter atmosphere. Anecdotes, traditional stories and tastings of gourmet products will be on the program!

Duration : 2:30 hour(s)Tour language:
From €90.00 See details

Guided Historical tour of Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann

Discover the Galeries Lafayette, its iconic architecture and its surprising history during this guided tour led by a professional guide

Duration : 1:00 hourTour language:
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Paris by Night: City Tour, Cruise, Skip-the-line Eiffel Tower

Paris by Night: City Tour, Cruise, Skip-the-line Eiffel Tower

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Visit the Eiffel Tower’s second floor for a panoramic view of Paris. Guided cruise on the Seine with individual audio guides. You can also visit Paris in a panoramic bus to see the landmark monuments of the city.

Duration : 4 hour(s)Tour language:
From €89.00 See details