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New Year’s Eve in Paris: Check out the options to celebrate 2020

We arrived in the second half of the year, and we have already started planning the holidays, right ?! I get excited just waiting for this time of year. And if you planned to spend New Year’s Eve in Paris, the post is for you. I selected several ideas for the New Year 2019/2020.

It’s still a little early, so not all options are available, but as soon as I release updates here. So, save this post;)

It is worth mentioning that there are two sites that I like a lot. One is Come to Paris, and the other is called Paris City Vision. They are great not only for shows during this time of year but also for buying tickets to museums and attractions, as well as tours of Paris and the surrounding area. Here’s the tip!

How is the new year celebrated in Paris

Before talking about the programs for the new year, I need to tell you that the animation in France is not the same we are used to in Brazil. With many fireworks and such.

But that doesn’t want you to have options for spending the New Year in City Light. On the contrary! 😉

Generally, the French celebrate the new year among friends. It could be at someone’s house, in some nice restaurant or even at the club. Celebrations on the streets of Paris, near the Eiffel Tower or Avenue des Champs-Elysées, for example, are most sought after by tourists.

For Christmas in Paris and New Year’s Eve, the French often eat oysters, foie gras (a pate made with duck liver), a cake that looks like a roll called Bûche, and another eats traditional French dishes. It’s also the time to drink champagne and wine, of course.

New Year’s Eve Restaurants in Paris

Spending the New Year in a restaurant is one of the most sought after options in Paris. Due to high demand, prices rise considerably, and it is advisable to book in advance.

Below, I have listed some restaurants that organize a special New Year’s Eve dinner.

La Crémaillère 1900

Situated in Montmartre’s most charming district of Paris, the Belle Époque-style restaurant welcomes its customers with the following menu: appetizer, starter, main course, cheese, and dessert. Drinks are not included in the price.

La Crémaillère restaurant also promises a Cancan show and a dance floor until dawn. [starting at 160 €]

Address: 15 Place du Tertre, 75018

Bookings: LA CRÉMAILLÈRE 1900 – NEW YEAR’S EVE 2020

Chez Francis

Option for those who want to be close to the Eiffel Tower. In addition to the privileged view, the interior of Chez Francis restaurant is decorated by Jacques Garcia – a French architect, interior designer, and garden designer. For New Year’s Eve, it offers a special three-course menu, a glass of champagne, a bottle of wine for two, as well as dessert, water, and coffee. [starting at $200]

Address: 7 place de l’Alma – 75008

Online bookings: CHEZ FRANCIS

La Coupole

How about celebrating New Year’s Eve in Paris at a restaurant that was once frequented by Picasso, Giacometti, Hemingway, among other famous artists? La Coupole restaurant, listed as a historical monument, offers a super experience for the night of the turn: a full supper amid Art Deco décor and jazz band. A trip to Paris in the 1920s. [From 210€]

Address: 102 Boulevard du Montparnasse 6 75014

Online bookings: LA COUPOLE – ANO NOVO 2020 (available soon)

Chez Jenny

In this restaurant, you will enjoy dinner with typical delights of the Alsace region.

The New Year’s Eve menu includes aperitif champagne, starter (with the option of tasting the famous foie gras), main course, dessert and half a bottle of wine.

Besides eating well, you will have the opportunity to see some works by Charles Spindler and sculptures by Herni that decorate the place. [starting at 120 €]

Address: 39 Boulevard du Temple – 75003

Online bookings: CHEZ JENNY – NEW YEAR’S EVE 2020

Le Procope

Open since the days of Voltaire, Rousseau, and Napoleon, Café Procope retains a classic 1686 décor.

During New Year’s Eve, it offers a full tasting dinner with French cuisine, 1/2 bottle of wine (white or red), coffee, and water.

Located in a very central area of ​​Paris, the café / restaurant is close to Metro and RER stations, taxis, and bus stops. [starting at € 189]

Address: 13 Rue de l’Ancienne Comédie, 75006 Paris

Online bookings: LE PROCOPE – NEW YEAR’S EVE 2020 

Jazz Club Etoile

Perfect for those who want a unique New Year’s Eve experience in Paris. The place was once the scene of big names in international jazz. The club offers a special jazz night and a full dinner with free wine and a bottle of champagne for two. [starting at € 235]

Address: 81 Boulevard Gouvion Saint Cyr – 75017

Reserva online: JAZZ CLUB ETOILE – NEW YEAR’S EVE IN PARIS 2020

If you want a different experience or a more upscale restaurant, I have two addresses to recommend to you. 1) Les Ombres, located on the roof of the Quai Branly museum, has a marvelous view of the Eiffel Tower (perfect for a romantic dinner); 2) L’Abeille, 2 Michelin star restaurant, and menu signed by chef Christophe Moret.

New Year’s Eve in Paris on a Seine River Cruise

For those who want to make it more romantic, the alternative may be to celebrate the new year by taking a cruise on the Seine. Several boats will pass by the main sights and serve dinner with background music.

Le Club

Bestseller, the boat Le Club will also have a special dinner for those who will spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. The supper menu includes starter, main course, dessert and champagne, and wine glasses, as well as water and coffee. [starting at €260]

Address: Pont de l’Alma, 32 Port de la Conférence – 75008

Online bookings: LE CLUB – NEW YEAR’S EVE 2020

Le River Palace

An exclusive to Come to Paris site, the luxury River Palace boat invites you to a New Year’s Eve dinner complete with appetizer, starter, main course, dessert, and drinks. After dinner, you will have a DJ to start in 2020 with a lot of animation. [beginning at € 289]

Address: Port de Javel Haut – 75015

Online bookings: LE RIVER PALACE 2020

Yachts de Paris

With classic décor, the Yachts is yet another luxurious cruise for a unique experience. For New Year’s Eve, it promises an elegant dinner with caviar and all. I think chic!

Dinner consists of appetizer canapés, pre-entrée, entree, main course, cheese, and dessert. To drink, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne for two, plus wine and non-alcoholic beverages. There will also be DJs for those who enjoy dancing. [starting at € 595]

Address: Port Henri IV – 75004 

Online bookings: YACHTS DE PARIS 2020

La Marina Cruise

A romantic dinner cruise to start the year 2020 in the heart of Paris, on the banks of the Seine.

For New Year’s Eve, an upscale dinner with a champagne aperitif, foie gras as a starter, main course, cheese, desserts, 1/2 bottle of wine, water and coffee will be served.

The night will be animated by a DJ, and you can finish dancing for a five-hour cruise. [starting at € 269]

Address: Quai de Bercy

Online bookings: DINNER CRUISE – LA MARINA 2020

Bateaux Parisiens

The tour begins at the feet of our Iron Lady and continues along the 12 km of the Seine. While strolling, enjoy a dinner that includes lobster and other French delicacies. The menu also includes cheese, macarons, and drinks. To liven up the night, live music. [starting at € 395]

Address: Port de la Bourdonnais – 75007

Online bookings: BATEAUX PARISIENS – NEW YEAR’S EVE 2020

Orsay Cruise

The boarding boat near the d’Orsay museum will take a dinner and DJ cruise along the Seine river 12 km. For New Year’s Eve, you will have a unique selection of wines and champagnes to accompany the menu proposed by chef M. Guyon.

Dinner includes appetizers, starter, main course, cheese, dessert, and the following drinks: 1 bottle of champagne, 1 bottle of wine (white or red), coffee, tea, and water. [starting at € 299]

Address: Port de Solférino, 75007

Book online: CRUISE ORSAY RÉVEILLON 2020

Le Montebello

Looking for animation for your New Year’s Eve in Paris? Le Montebello offers a cruise along the Seine with dinner and drinks (a bottle of wine for two). In a sophisticated and relaxed atmosphere, dinner starts with a glass of aperitif champagne, followed by a starter, main course, and dessert. To liven up the night, a professional DJ until two in the morning. [starting at € 285]

Address: Port Debilly – 75016

Book online: LE MONTEBELLO – NEW YEAR 2020

Le Grand Bleu

In addition to the cruise and dinner, the night will be animated with a show of transformers and dancers.

On the New Year’s menu, there will be Kir Royal and appetizer settee, two starters, main course, dessert accompanied by champagne, and among the drinks, including wine, mineral water, coffee, and tea. Ps: It was one of the cruise options that caught my attention. [Starting at 230 €]

Address: Port Debilly – 75016

Book online: LE GRAND BLEU – NEW YEAR 2020

Nightclubs for New Year’s Eve in Paris

For those who want to start 2020 in the most significant animation, there are parties in some Paris ballads. Some clubs offer a buffet, others consumed included, but not all. I selected some parties that I find exciting and that I could even choose for my New Year’s Eve in Paris.

Le Duplex

With 3 environments, Duplex will offer a gourmet buffet in the hall, with a starter, plate, and dessert and open champagne bar (from 8 pm to 11 pm), plus a drink of your choice. There will be DJs, violinist animation, oriental dancer, and casino to liven up and start 2019 in the excitement.

If you prefer to dine more comfortably, you can dine at the Le Vogue Lounge restaurant and then join the club. [starting at € 109]

Address: 2 bis Avenue Foch – 75116

Tickets: LE DUPLEX – NEW YEAR 2020

Ultimate Vip New Year 2020

The party will take place at Club Haussmann, near the Galleries Lafayette, to the sound of a lot of house, pop and hip hop. The ticket price includes the entrance, the consummation of ten drinks, and a small breakfast.

The ballad has ample space and modern decoration. [starting at 45 €]

Address: Club Haussmann, 23 rue de Taitbout 75009

Tickets: RÉVEILLON CLUB HAUSSMANN PARIS

New Year’s Eve in a typical Paris cabaret

Cabaret shows are very characteristic Paris attractions, no matter the season or the price. During the holidays, some cabarets in Paris offer a special night with a show and supper. I selected the main options already available for booking or buying tickets.

Moulin Rouge

The most classic of all, located in Montmartre, suggests a New Year’s Eve night with a cancan show, followed by a dancing night, accompanied by a bottle of champagne or wine, as well as sweet and savory delicacies.

There is still a second option – more expensive – that includes a full dinner and costs 550 euros. [from € 500]

Address: 82 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris

Online bookings: MOULIN ROUGE – RÉVEILLON 2020

Paradis Latin

This cabaret offers a gala dinner to the Grand Orchester sound, a traditional show, ambient music for dancing until dawn, and breakfast to recharge after a super lively night.

The dinner menu includes starter, main course, desserts, coffee with macarons, and free wine or champagne during dinner. [starting at € 360]

Address: 28 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris

Online bookings: PARADIS LATIN – RÉVEILLON 2020

Crazy Horse

A more economical option is the Crazy Horse cabaret. All in all, there are three possibilities for New Year’s Eve, with the cheapest option that starts after the turn and includes: the show, 1/2 bottle of champagne, and candy.

In the more expensive version (210 €), you have Petrossian Egg’xciting caviar instead of candy. [starting at 180 €]

Address: 12 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris

Book online: CRAZY HORSE – RÉVEILLON 2020

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Paris’ Streets?

As I commented at the beginning, celebrating New Year’s Eve on the streets of Paris is not a popular Parisian program – there are exceptions, of course!

It is something most sought after by tourists who dream of seeing the fireworks display in the Eiffel Tower region. There are even fireworks, but it is a little bit quick.

The truth is that to see all those fireworks behind the Eiffel Tower, you need to come on the most essential French holiday, July 14th. When they celebrate the fall of the Bastille. It’s a one-off party with so many fireworks in the Eiffel Tower region.

Not to mention that at this time it is cold, soon makes you want to stay in a warm place than in the street. Besides, these places are often very crowded, with people of all kinds, drinking – even if not allowed. There is a fine for anyone caught walking down the streets drunk. Another detail: the sale of glass bottles in these regions is prohibited from 20h to 5h in the morning.

What I will tell you is what I would say if any friend of mine asked my opinion. I would avoid celebrating the new year on the street. I don’t think Paris is the best option for this. I would opt for another city like London, which actually has an event on the streets. For the French capital, I advise you to choose one of the indoor suggestions I listed earlier. 😉

Tips to enjoy the New Year’s Eve in Paris

♥ TIP: If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for New Year’s Eve in Paris, I recommend visiting the Come to Paris website. They are great and offer several options.

♦ The city of Paris offers, from 5 pm on 31 December until noon on the first of the year, most public transport for free.

♦ Getting a cab at dawn can be a bit tricky, depending on where you are. My suggestion is that you have data to call an Uber or similar. Ah, if you’re Uber, be prepared to pay more because of the high demand.

♦ If you choose a nightclub, my suggestion is to have dinner or an aperitif before going to the party, as most do not serve dinner, much less a New Year’s Eve supper. If you don’t want to dine in a restaurant, you can visit Paris’ Grande Épicerie at Le Bon Marché and buy a variety of delicious food, such as caviar and champagne.

I hope you enjoy your New Year’s Eve in Paris, or anywhere else.

Bisous!

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