New Year’s Eve and Day in Paris

Close approaching one of the years’ best celebration. New Year’s Eve party in the city of lights!!! Great time to be in the city as the weather will be good,temperate climate of about -2 to 2°C with midnite to new year at about O°C (32°F)

The best events this year in my opinion, will be the Bataclan, at 50 bd Voltaire, 75011.metro  Republique lines 3,5,8,9 or Oberkampf  line 5. All starts from 21h45 until 06H, several packages from Pass 1 at 75€ for two with drinks  to Pass 5 at 350€ for four persons, VIP room,and drinks.  DJ sexy show, dancers, lights, confettis,dance floor of 1000 sq meters, with giant screens all over. Wonderful place for many years. Reservations at Tel +33 01 43 14 00 30.

The best addresses to wait out the New Year at at Les Ombres, 27 Quai Branly, 75007 on the 5th floor of the museum of Branly webpage

Bateau Concorde Atlantique, 27 Quai Anatole France, 75007 ,steps from the Musée d’Orsay, a huge peniche boat of cereals now converted into a wonderful dance place with cap of 400 persons.  Webpage

Le Ciel de Paris, 33 Avenue du Maine, 75015.  at the 56th floor  Tour Montparnasse with wonderful views of Paris.  webpage

La Tour d’Argent, 15-17 Quai de la Tournelle, 75005. A mythical Paris restaurant, webpage

Yachts de Paris, 10bis Quai Henri IV, 75004. 8 boats on a magical river cruise on the Seine waiting for the New Year.  webpage

If you want a more laidback atmosphere but very cozy and full of fire, then head for one of my favorite restaurants at Cuba Compagnie Bastille with a Brazilian ambiance for 70€ per person or Clichy with a Salsa ambiance where Cuban lobster will be served plus live dancers all for 119€ per person. webpage

If you prefer the compounds of a hotel surrounded by history of France, then I suggest the Westin Paris Hotel, 3 Rue de Castiglione, 75001. metro Concorde or Tuileries lines 1,8,12. Here servers will be dressed in grand Siécle or century style with dresses from the times of the 17C and 18C accompanying each dish, and music of the times. All for 390€ proper attire required. webpage

My personal favorite, this year will be the Le Tirs aux  Pigeons -Les deux étangs, 50 rue de l’Etoile, 75016. From 20h to 05h; price from 75€ or 89e with 3 drinks included and Champagne. Les deux étangs will open the door exceptionally this year, in a monument historic of Paris with a majestic park,  400 m² of dancefloor, 300m² of winter garden, 600m² of green garden heated area,a decorated chalet, 2 bars, space VIP  ,and a vast free parking. webpage

For the New Year’s Day or January 1,2011 the Cafe de la Paix (historical site in Paris )offer an exceptionally great buffet brunch from 11h to 17h call brunch gargantuesque. Rose champagne et small dishes tapas style created by the Chef. For the kids a special place will be reserved with accordingly portions, the price is  115€ per person. webpage

For the comfort of visitors and Parisiens alike the public transport system will open extended hours and FREE!!  this will be from Friday December 31 at 17h to Saturday january 1 at 12h (12 midday).  This includes all bus, trains, trams, or RER in all of the Ile de France region not just the city of Paris but all its region.  Most metro stations will remain open until 02h15 (2:15 am), and some like the lines 1,2,4,6,9,and 14  will remain open all night until 05h30 (5:30am) . The Noctilien night transport service will be adapted to go in extra renforcement of needed areas of the SNCF/RATP system all night from 0h30 (12:30 am) to 05h30 (5:30am). webpage (in French more info).

Enjoy Paris at New Year’s always a special moment. Happy New Year 2011 and may all your wishes comes thru for all readers and friends of my blog.

Cheers ::)

2 Comments to “New Year’s Eve and Day in Paris”

  1. Good information. Wish I were in Paris to use it 🙂


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