Christmas past ,and New Year 2023 is coming !!!

This is the season to be merrier and hope it is for all, Not so much for me this year ,I am home taking care of my very ill father in his last days.  I rather tell you of this wonderful time to celebrate the birth of a good men regardless of your religious beliefs. I ike to briefly tell you of some of the festivities we have been and would love to be this year but oh well hope there will be others. Anyway, a late Merry Christmas and an early Happy New Year 2023 to all.

Let me tell you as usual some of my favorite festivities past and looking forward to eventually enjoy them. Hope you do now.

More than ever, the “city of light” Paris lives up to its name! To early January 2023, the Christmas illuminations on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Avenue Montaigne, Place Vendôme, through the Montmartre district, at Bercy Village and many other sites, give Paris a more captivating look than ever ! On the Champs-Élysées, Bercy Village, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Ave Montagne, Also, from the Champs-Élysées to the Place de l’Alma, Place Vendôme, and around the Haussmann neighborhood, Saint Germain des Prés ,Westfield Forum des Halles, and in the parvis of the Hôtel de Ville.

Le Parcours du Roi is the 2022 Christmas show at the Palace of Versailles which offers families the opportunity to discover the most beautiful rooms of the castle in a baroque atmosphere, up to January 1, 2023. An event that ends with a very special meeting with the baroque Santa Claus!

Closer to home the Christmas in Vannes 2022 with illuminations until January 2 2023 the Palace of Automatons will open its doors on Sunday January 1, 2023. Installed in front of the Hôtel de Ville ,you have the Palace of Automatons immerses you in the workshop of Santa Claus, Mailboxes for writing to Santa Claus are installed at rue Hoche, Joseph-Le Brix, at the Halles des Lices and in Saint-Patern.Finally, seven days before Christmas, Santa Claus will distribute gifts every day in a downtown location. There was Ambulance of luminous stilt walkers from December 17 to 24 ,and Introduce your child to the warm atmosphere of Christmas on pony back on December 21, 22 and 23 from 15h to 17h around the halle aux poissons or covered fish market. webpage: https://www.mairie-vannes.fr/actualites/noel-vannes

One of our all time favorite is to go to the illuminations of Rochefort en Terre until January 1, 2023, Every evening, at nightfall, the magic of Christmas accompanies your walk. See it from approximately 17h30 until 22h30. webpage:  https://en.rochefortenterre-tourisme.bzh/explore/the-magic-of-christmas/christmas-lights-in-rochefort-en-terre/

Even closer to me at Auray, the launch of the illuminations from December 8 on Place de la République, the arrival of Santa Claus on December 9 in Saint-Goustan, and the Christmas markets Christmas Village at Place Notre-Dame, games, authentic Santa Claus sleigh….Medieval & Fantastic Village , Small Theatre,at Place de la Pompe medieval market, events, music…Village of Wishes at Place de la République: with the Wishing Tree, Fairy Village ,at Place de la Pompe: meet Father Christmas and enchanted decorations! There is a skating rink from December 9 to 24 2022 at the Chapelle du Saint-Esprit, webpage: https://www.auray.fr/Agenda/Noel-a-Auray

Down the Rhuys peninsula, you have the Arzonnais Christmas welcoming you every day to Sunday January 1, 2023. A wonderful Christmas-themed universe awaits you at the port house. Sunday, December 18, Santa Claus stops in Arzon. He was in Port-Navalo at 15h. webpage: https://arzonevenements.fr/agendas/categorie/voir/flaner/

And how about New Year 2023, well here are my favorites to be if possible.

New Year’s Eve 2023 in Versailles, The show The way of the rider in Versailles on December 31, 2022 at the Manège De La Grande Ecurie (Avenue Rockfeller), The Concert Mozart, The Magic Flute in Versailles on January 1, 2023 at the Royal Opera / Palace of Versailles, At the Waldorf Astoria Versailles – Trianon Palace hotel at 1, Boulevard de la Reine, End the year in style at the table of one of our restaurants. Let yourself be carried away by the swing of the “Roaring Twenties” dance party. Saturday 31 December – New Year’s Eve dinner at La Véranda: €350 per person, 5-course menu with food and wine pairing, The Gordon Ramsay au Trianon: €580 per person, 5-course menu with food and wine pairing, Evening dancing until 02h Sunday January 1, 2023 ; New Year’s Brunch at La Veranda: €159 per person, brunch at discretion, including a glass of Champagne per person. €95 per child (between 4 and 10 years old). On the Versailles City side, the restaurant-theatre Reminisens organizes a dinner show in historical immersion… in the 17C. Really nice, webpage : https://reminisens.fr/

My beautiful Morbihan is dead for New Year’s 2023 celebrations, just regulations omg , real countryside oh well!I will be at home watching TV this year , By order of the Préfect the awesome strict rules !! The purchase, sale, transfer as well as the use, carrying and transportation of fireworks by individuals are prohibited from Friday, December 30, 2022 at 8h until Sunday, January 1, 2023 at 20h. The prefect also prohibits the transport of flammable products on the occasion of the New Year festivities, from Saturday December 31, 2022 at midnight until Sunday January 1, 2023 at 20h. The consumption of alcoholic beverages by the 3rd to 5th group (any alcohol with with the exception of beer and wine) is prohibited on public roads from Saturday December 31, 2022 at 18h until Sunday January 1, 2023 at 8h, Big brother in the Morbihan but at least it keeps away the crazys.

However, in my eternal Paris all is different, sometimes like a different country lol!

The famous New Year party 2023 at YOYO – Palais de Tokyo in front of the Eiffel Tower! Saturday December 31, 2022, From 22h to 5h (a.m.) Located at 13 Avenue du President Wilson, 16éme Metro Iena or Alma Marceau Line 9,webpage : https://yoyo-paris.com/infos-contact/

New Year Eve VIP at the Magic Club Champs- Élysées fireworks Arc de Triomphe – 500 meters from the Arc de Triomphe at 40, Rue du Colisee 8éme,webpage : https://shotgun.live/fr/events/reveillon-vip-magic-club-champs-elysees-feu-d-artifice

The exceptional Rooftop Eiffel Tower with 2000 m2 of panoramic view, The Fl Club Rooftop Tower;perched on the top floor of a beautiful building, the ROOFTOP is bathed in natural light and offers a breathtaking view of the entire City, a 360° view of the Eiffel Tower and all of Paris ! Place des Insurgés de Varsovie, 15éme webpage : https://shotgun.live/fr/events/tour-eiffel-rooftop-geant-exceptionnel-new-year-2023-2500-m-2

The Prestige New Year 2023 at the Prestige Trust Luxury Club Champs -Élysées in the heart of the Golden Triangle, one of the most famous and unmissable clubs in Paris, a stone’s throw from the most beautiful avenue in the world, the Champs-Élysées 22h – 6h (am), Located at 49 Rue Rue de Ponthieu 8éme Metro: Franklin Roosevelt or Georges V, webpage : https://shotgun.live/fr/events/prestige-new-year-club-champs-elysees-big-party-paris-2023

The Prestige Boat Party New Year Eve 2023 Exceptional New Year’s Eve on the Seine river facing an illuminated Notre Dame Cathedral, Panoramic view of romantic & historic Paris , This on the wonderful Péniche Notre Dame boat at 47 Quai de la Tournelle 5éme, Webpage : https://lesitedespeniches.fr/privatisation-peniche-notre-dame-paris-5eme/

If you want something more subdue romantic than head for New Year’s dinner celebration at prestigious rooms of the musée Jacquemart-André. For this Lyrical New Year, champagne, caviar and assortments signed Dalloyau delicately accompany the opera arias of Puccini and Offenbach sung by a Soprano, a Tenor and a Baritone. At midnight, a “brindisi” (toast) with the artists awaits you! Webpage : https://www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com/fr/soiree-31-decembre

At the Caveau de la Huchette, temple of swing since 1946, a Swing and Rock New Year’s Eve with Cecilya and the Candy Kings is already scheduled. Webpage :http://www.caveaudelahuchette.fr/1/reveillon_2023_1481692.html

Le Duc des Lombards, a veritable institution on rue des Lombards, welcomes singer and violinist Aurore Voilqué in the very center of Paris for a septet with Eastern European sounds with guitar, double bass and brass. The New Year’s Eve formula is garnished with a dinner cocktail, savory and sweet pieces, accompanied by wine and, of course, champagne! Webpage : https://ducdeslombards.com/fr/l-agenda/new-year-s-eve-celebration-aurore-voilque-septet

Montmartre, the famous cabaret Michou and its transformist artists offer an evening between laughter and emotions, embellished with a special New Year’s Eve holiday dinner. Webpage :https://www.michou.com/fr/formules-fetes-de-noel/

Also in Montmartre, the historic and mythical cabaret Lapin Agile also celebrates the New Year with its show to be enjoyed while sipping a glass of champagne. Webpage :https://au-lapin-agile.com/

The Bateaux Parisiens is also celebrating the transition from 2022 to 2023 with panache,Three dinners to choose from Dinner is followed by a dance party with live music until dawn! .webpage : https://www.bateauxparisiens.com/fr/croisieres-restauration/croisieres-diner.html

At the mythical Ritz, located on the prestigious Place Vendôme, the festivities begin with a dinner under the superb glass roof of the Vendôme bar, and continue in the Proust lounge and its champagne bar or in the cozy atmosphere of the Hemingway bar. Webpage : https://www.ritzparis.com/en-GB/bars-and-restaurants

The Buddha Bar and its superb decor offers fusion cuisine, a New Year’s menu in four movements and a special evening on the theme of Tales of the Thousand and One Nights…In this temple of Parisian nights, dinner is followed by a dance party hosted by the resident DJ, DJ Ravin. Webpage : https://www.buddhabar.com/en/

On the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, chef Thierry Marx’s restaurant Madame Brasserie offers a unique New Year’s Eve with a 6-course New Year’s Eve menu. An exceptional dinner in an exclusive setting 57 meters high and a magical view of Paris and the fireworks fired from the Champs-Elysées. Webpage : https://www.restaurants-toureiffel.com/en/madame-brasserie.html

There you go folks, hope the magic of Christmas touch you fine everywhere you are, and hope things will be better for you and yours in a Happy New Year 2023. The period is special and hope it continues to be. Best wishes for all

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

2 Comments to “Christmas past ,and New Year 2023 is coming !!!”

  1. Thanks for following my site . Have a Happy New Year. Anita

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