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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Come see Paris dressed in sparkling light, boarding an open deck bus of Open Tour Paris, discover monuments of Paris illuminated with Christmas decorations with individual commentaries

Duration : 1:30 hourTour language:
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)Tour language:
From €59.00 See details

New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise - La Marina

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Experience an unforgettable New Year’s Eve on the Seine, in a festive atmosphere. Celebrate New Year’s Even on board a La Marina boat-restaurant, and enjoy a sumptuous gourmet dinner. Celebrate the new year during an evening of dancing to the music of a DJ. You can choose an option that provides transportation from and to your Paris residence.

Duration : 5:30 hour(s)
From €269.00 See details

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

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Enjoy New Year’s Eve in Paris by discovering the magnificent monuments and illuminated streets. Then partake in a gourmet New Year’s Eve dinner on board a La Marina boat-restaurant. End the year with the beauty of an evening of dancing to DJ music on the Seine!

Duration : 7 hour(s)Tour language:
From €350.00 See details

Christmas Lunch Cruise on the Seine - La Marina

Make it a very special Christmas and enjoy a lunch cruise on the Seine in Paris. PARISCityVISION La Marina offers a fine, gourmet menu in an inviting atmosphere with festive decorations and Christmas carols. Discover stunning views of Paris's monuments along the Seine. Choose between two options: menu with or without drinks.

Duration : 2 hour(s)
From €49.00 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 €109.00 See details

Christmas Tour - Versailles Palace Small Group Tour

Explore Versailles Palace in a small group led by an historian guide

Duration : 3 hour(s)Tour language:
From €99.00 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)Tour language:
From €49.00 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)Tour language:
From €79.00 See details

Paris by Night: City Tour

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Admire the finest Paris monuments and discover the History of Paris on board our panoramic bus tour: The Louvre Museum, Conciergerie, Place Vendome, etc. Audio guides available.

Duration : 1:45 hourTour language:
From €23.00 See details