2014 New Years Eve in Paris
Paris, France. Known as the romance capital of the world, Paris is the perfect place to ring in the New Year Eve with your special someone. There are many “2014 New Years Eve in Paris” packages you can choose from and some include real French cuisine and a relaxing cruise on the Seine River. The possibilities are endless in this very old city with its many tree lined avenues, bistros and museums or go window shopping on the Left Bank and then take a step into the famed Notre Dame Cathedral. Sing your Auld Lang Synes in fine Paris style and find many ways of saying Bonne Annee.
This “city of light” is known as one of the most exciting and colorful places to spend New Years Eve whether you prefer to spend the evening dancing the night away, enjoy some top notch dining or gathering with friends and loved ones to toast the New Year with a glass of champagne. For most people, the fireworks show is the highlight of New Years Eve and the most popular way to ring in the New Year; Paris is no exception and you will not be disappointed at the spectacular show over the Eiffel Tower.
Popular spots to celebrate 2014 New Years eve in Paris include:
The Champs-Elysees starts the party around 9pm on New Years Eve when hordes of people flock to the famous street equipped with their own bottles and flutes. This place is popular because of the many great views of the Eiffel Tower but get there early so you can get a good spot to see the Eiffel Tower explode with an incredible fireworks show at the stroke of midnight. After the show, you will have plenty of places to go dining and dancing in the area of Champs-Elysees but even though it is known to be “bon enfant” or harmless, be very aware of your personal belongings as pickpocketing is common, especially in large crowds.
Another favorite place to celebrate Celebrate 2014 New Years eve in Paris that is a bit calmer is the Sacre Coeur Cathedral plaza in Montmartre. If the skies are clear, you will have spectacular views from the knolltop vantage point, of the entire Paris skyline. Even though the Montmartre street party is more laid back, it is still crowded with people as well as clubs, cabarets and bars.
Taking a romantic dinner cruise along the River Seine is another very popular way to ring in the New Year. You will get to sample French gourmet cuisine while on the Marina de Paris or the Yacht de Paris, and if you want a real treat, book tickets on a luxury Bateaux Parisien cruise, which includes both food and fine wine as well as entertainment.
Even though Champagne is the drink of choice, there are plenty of non-alcoholic drinks available at most places like Vin chaud or hot wine and cider are more favorite drinks. Traditionally, as the New Year is ringing in, people hug each other, kiss each other on the cheeks and shout a rousing Bonne Annees.
Happy 2014 New Years Eve in Paris