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.

11 tours

Christmas Illuminations City tour by Open Top Bus

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See the landmark monuments of Paris lit up with Christmas decorations in a double-decker bus: from the Eiffel Tower to the Notre Dame Cathedral, not to mention the Opéra Garnier and the Louvre Museum. Audio guide with earphones.

Duration : 1.5 hour
From €27.00 See details

Christmas Visit of Vaux le Vicomte with Audioguide

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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)
From €59.00 See details

Christmas Tour - Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sainte-Chapelle & Christmas Market

Explore two medieval jewels in one tour: Sainte-Chapelle & Notre Dame, and get into the festive spirit at the Christmas market

Duration : 3 hour(s)
From €79.00 See details

Christmas Tour - Paris Christmas Windows of the Covered Passages Tour

Explore Paris at Christmas through its most charming boutiques, and see the most amazing Christmas Windows

Duration : 2 hour(s)
From €49.00 See details

Christmas Tour - Versailles Palace and Local Christmas Market Tour

Explore Versailles Palace in a small group led by an historian guide & finish with a festive food tasting at the local market

Duration : 3.7 hour(s)
From €129.00 See details

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 : 2.5 hour(s)
From €90.00 See details

New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise - La Marina

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Experience a marvelous New Year’s Eve on the Seine. Celebrate the new year in Paris with a romantic Dinner Cruise on board a La Marina boat. Discover the Paris monuments and neighborhoods lit up by magnificent Christmas decorations. Spend an unforgettable evening in a festive atmosphere.

Duration : 5.5 hour(s)
From €260.00 See details

Christmas Lunch Cruise on the Seine - La Marina

Experience a very special Christmas Eve with a Dinner Cruise. Discover the magnificent Paris monuments while you cruise along the Seine and enjoy a superbly refined dinner on a La Marina boat.

Duration : 2 hour(s)
From €59.00 See details

Christmas Dinner Cruise on the Seine - La Marina

Experience a very special Christmas Eve with a Dinner Cruise. Discover the magnificent Paris monuments while you cruise along the Seine and enjoy a superbly refined dinner on a La Marina boat.

Duration : 2 hour(s)
From €104.00 See details

New Year's Eve: Illuminations Tour & Dinner Cruise - La Marina

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Discover Paris lit up with Christmas decorations on a city tour with an audio guide that tells you the history of Paris. Enjoy a gourmet New Year’s Eve with Marina de Paris and its Dinner Cruise. Dance away the night with a DJ to celebrate the New Year!

Duration : 7 hour(s)
From €330.00 See details