5 Fab Ways To Ring In The New Year In Paris


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The City of Light is a famously seductive spot for ringing in the New Year. Expect iconic backdrops including the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe to light up to welcome 2018 in vibrant color. Many of Paris Perfect’s chic rental apartments boast stellar Eiffel Tower views, such as the Beaujolais, Bergerac, Chablis, Margaux, and Merlot apartments, where you can make magical memories by raising your champagne glass at the stroke of midnight.

The enviable views from Margaux.

To arrange a stylish stay just contact the Paris Perfect reservations team, who can also help you line up special tours. Here are five unforgettable ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Paris…

1. LIDO NEW YEAR’S EVE CABARET

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What’s more Parisian than a night at the cabaret? Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a little razzle-dazzle organized by us at the Lido de Paris, the city’s legendary cabaret and burlesque venue. Its show “Paris Merveilles” is an all-singing, all-dancing affair, which you can enjoy after sipping champagne and savoring gourmet dinner. Hung with a huge chandelier, it’s a sparkling space for feasting on lobster, scallops, and veal. Guests can attend dinner prior to the show or just the show itself, starring the boho Bluebell Girls. The reception starts at 9.30pm with the performance following at 10.20pm. Quaff bubbles, then dance until dawn on the Lido stage at the after-party. Happy New Year! Le Lido, 116 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008

2. DINNER AND CHAMPAGNE AT BACCARAT CRISTAL ROOM

For a touch of glamour, lovers of the finer things in life should head to French crystal house Maison Baccarat. Its gorgeous Cristal Room restaurant/bar boasts marble and gold interiors, with vibrant furniture. Naturally, the historic building drips with chandeliers and jewel-bright Baccarat glasses. A special five-course New Year’s Eve dinner menu takes inspiration from the house’s heritage. Think refined French dishes named after associated artists and intellectuals including Man Ray, Salvador Dali, and Luis Buñuel. The restaurant also serves a regular lunch and à la carte dinner menu and pours top-notch local champagne and wine. Baccarat Cristal Room, 11 Places des États-Unis, 75116.

3. NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER CRUISES

Is there anything dreamier than a gourmet dinner cruise along Paris’s River Seine? Join us and float along the scenic waterway with your loved ones on New Year’s Eve! Guests can enjoy romantic drinks and dinner under a glass canopy, ideal for taking in the fabulous city views. Landmark sites include Notre-Dame Cathedral, Place de la Concorde, and the Eiffel Tower. Choose between Elegant, Privilege or Premier Service experiences, with champagne, wine, a tasty appetizer, starter, two mains, cheese, and dessert. Check in from 7.30pm for a 9pm departure, with cruises wrapping up after midnight. Bon voyage! Depart from River Seine stop (address provided on booking).

4. COCKTAILS AT LE GEORGES

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For cocktails with an enchanting view of the illuminated Eiffel Tower, it’s hard to beat iconic restaurant, Le Georges. Perched atop the city’s premier modern art gallery the Centre Pompidou, it’s located in the heart of Les Halles. The fluid, futuristic interiors, featuring curvy metal and hits of pastel pink, are by local architects Jakob + MacFarlane. The vistas are the star, though, with floor-to-ceiling windows and a large open-air terrace overlooking the rooftops of Paris. The cuisine is Mediterranean with Asian accents, while drinks span creative cocktails and wine. Cheers! Le Georges, Level 6, Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, 75004.

5. DANCING AT REX CLUB

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The city’s New Year’s Eve festivities usually include street parties on the Champs-Élysée, besides the Eiffel Tower and in atmospheric Montmartre. Think fireworks, lights, and excitable crowds. But if clubbing is more your scene, then bag tickets to Rex Club, where you can get your groove on. Popular for its techno, house, and electronica, its NYE bash is “One More: Mandar” (Lazare Hoche, Malin Genie, and S.A.M). For more NYE club nights and dance parties, check out New Year’s Eve Paris. The countdown to midnight is on! Rex Club, 5 Boulevard Poissonnière, 75002

For your next stay in Paris, our friendly reservations team is on hand to help you select one of our stunning vacation rentals. We can also help with shopping, itineraries, tours, dining reservations, and customized private experiences! Email us (mailto:[email protected]) today for more information. Also, check out Paris Perfect for more New Year’s Eve restaurant recommendations and our booking service.

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