New Year's Eve In Paris 2023 – Stellar Activities To Welcome 2024

New Year's Eve 2023 — or La Réveillon de Saint Sylvestre as it's known in France — is a night filled with celebration. We can't think of a better way to bring in the new year than with a classic French dinner, especially combined with a stunning cabaret show at Lido de Paris or the avant-garde Crazy Horse Cabaret. Of how about a gourmet dinner plus a guided wine tasting? Everything topped off with champagne, of course!

New Years Eve 2023 – The Most Popular

New Years Eve Dinner On The Eiffel Tower

New Years Eve On The Eiffel Tower

Celebrate the last day of the year in style with a VIP, 6-course dinner at Madame Brasserie, high up on the Eiffel Tower. Dine with Paris beneath you, as the calendar turns a page. The feast will be served with exceptional French wines. The evening starts with an easy elevator ride up to the restaurant, with no waiting in long lines. You'll be treated to live music and champagne. Choose the Paris View option for the very best experience. Count us in! This will sell out, so book now. (Tables are available on other dates as well.)

New Years Eve Dinner Cruise on the Seine

Dinner Cruise on the Seine

Bid farewell to 2023 while gliding down the most famous river in the world, watching the City of Light all aglow, while dining on a classic multi-course French meal. Starting off with celebratory glass of champagne, you toast the iconic landmarks gliding past your windows. This is an early evening cruise.

Paradis Latin New Years Eve Dinner Show

Paradis Latin

There may be no better place to celebrate the last night of the year than at Paradis Latin, a classic cabaret located in… the Latin Quarter. The costumes, choreography and music are sophisticated and downright dazzling. The VIP/Platinum option gives you the best champagne, a four-course French dinner with wine, with the best seats to view the show. Hands down, this is one of our favorite evening experiences in Paris.

New Years Eve at Crazy Horse

New Years Eve at Crazy Horse

Ring in the New Year at the legendary Crazy Horse, the most avant-garde cabaret in Paris. Their latest production, Totally Crazy, blends seductive choreography with a spectacular sound and light show that dazzles the senses. All the while you'll sip Veuve Clicquot champagne and nibble on Petrossian caviar with an array of amuse bouche. The 7:30 pm show is still available on New Years Eve.

New Years Eve Champagne Cruise on the Seine

New Years Eve Champagne Cruise

If you know us you'll know why this is one of our favorite things to do. It goes like this — tasting three different champagnes under the tutelage of an expert sommelier, drifting along the river Seine on a bateau, seeing the famous buildings and monuments of Paris lit up, and all of it on New Years Eve! This is an early-evening activity, departing at 6 PM, so the champagne cruise can act as an aperitif to your New Years Eve dinner celebration.

Swan Lake at Opera Bastille on New Years Eve

Swan Lake at Opera Bastille

You in Paris. At the Opera Bastille on New Years Eve. Watching a stellar performance of Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky's most famous ballet. Based on a legend about young girls' transformations into beautiful swans, you'll be transfixed by the stellar music of Tchaikovsky with legendary choreography by Rudolf Nureyev. There are still a few tickets left for New Year's Eve. You better pirouette into booking your seats right now.

Celebrate New Years Eve with Classical Music

Swan Lake at Opera Bastille

December 31, 2023 will be a night to remember. Especially if you attend a classical music concert at a historic church, opera house, or even on the Eiffel Tower. This has got to be one of the best ways to spend New Years Eve; but, be warned — these special concerts will sell out quickly!

Opera at Palais Garnier

Paris Ballet at Palais Garnier

The magnificent interior of Palais Garnier is best seen during a performance of classic ballet or opera. This December — including on New Years Eve — experience Pina Bausch's masterpiece, Kontakthof, filled with love, angst, desire, sadness, and humor. If you book one opera in your lifetime, this should be it. This will sell out, so get your tickets right now! Performances on many dates December, including Christmas Eve, New Years Eve and New Years Day. What a way to start the year!

End-of-Year Lunch on the Eiffel Tower

Lunch on the Eiffel Tower

Of course the best place to be on New Years Eve is in Paris. And the best place in Paris might be up on the Eiffel Tower at Chef Thierry Marx's exciting new restaurant, Madame Brasserie. From your table on Level Two you marvel at the vistas of Paris below while a special multi-course menu is served to mark the last day of the year. Book now as seating is limited.

Holiday Dinner Cruise

Dinner Cruise on the Seine

Bid farewell to 2023 while gliding down the most famous river in the world, watching the City of Light all aglow, while dining at a private table. On this early-evening dinner cruise a classic 3-course French meal is served with wine, starting off with celebratory glass of champagne.

More Special Holiday Season Events

New Years Eve Concert at La Sainte-Chapelle

La Sainte Chapelle

It may be difficult to imagine that you can celebrate New Year's Eve in one of the most famous Gothic churches in the world. But, it's possible to book tickets for a classical concert at La Sainte Chapelle, the stunning stained-glass church on Île de la Cité. Experience the royal chapel with works by Bach, Henry Purcell, and Corelli.

Paris In One Day – the New Years Eve Version

Paris In One Day

End the year with a bang with lunch on the Eiffel Tower, a river cruise, and a tour of the Louvre. This smart tour gets you to the best of Paris. It starts at the Eiffel Tower with a guided tour before dining at Madame Brasserie high above the city. You then head to the banks of the Seine for a river cruise to admire the monuments and seasonal decorations. Then, skip past the lines at the Louvre for a guided tour of the highlights. This will sell out!

Seine River Lunch Cruise

Seine River Lunch Cruise

Save your feet for dancing the night away and take a break for lunch on New Years Eve (day). Float along the Seine while dining on a four-course French meal. You'll discover that the sights of Paris look even better from the river!

The fun starts at Porte de la Bourdonnais, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. Once the cruise begins you'll catch sight of the Petit Palais, Notre Dame, and the majestic Louvre as you experience a classic French festive lunch to bring in the new year. As always, for the best experience choose the Premier Service option. Joyeux fêtes !

Classic French Dinner + Wine Pairing

Classic French Dinner + Wine Pairing

So French, so perfect for New Years Eve. Meet fellow wine-loving guests in an elegant, vaulted tasting room in the very center of Paris, where your sommelier will introduce top French wines to match a classic, multi-course dinner prepared by a Cordon Bleu French chef. It starts with champagne and ends with a celebratory glass of Cognac. Sold out on New Years Eve, but available Christmas Eve.

Moulin Rouge Holiday Season Show

Moulin Rouge  Christmas Dinner + Show Paris? Christmas week? The iconic Moulin Rouge? Perfect!

Create a spectacular holiday-in-Paris memory with a holiday-week dinner and cabaret show at the historic Moulin Rouge. Sip champagne and dine on a traditional five-course Christmas meal while the dazzling show takes place on the stage in front of you. The special Moulin Rouge Christmas edition is selling out quickly, so book now.

New Year's Eve 2023 Activities

In Paris, The Winter Heats Up

Paris Wine and Cheese Tour with Tastings

Paris activities don't shut down on New Years Eve. In fact, it may be the perfect time to have the most fun possible in Paris. So, we've put together this list of perennial favorite activities — recommended by us and liked by our readers and all available on December 31 — to give you ideas of what to do in Paris on and around New Years Eve.

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Best of Versailles Day Trip from Paris

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Cheese & Wine Tasting in a Paris Cheese Cellar
  • This is the #1 food activity in Paris. Visit the Marais to meet up with an expert in aging cheeses. Learn about the proper way to age seven classic French cheeses and how to match them with wines. Sold out for December 31, but available on a few other dates.
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Paris Chocolate & Pastry Walking Tour
  • Paris. Plus chocolate. Plus pastry. What could be better? And, don't worry, any calories you consume will be burnt off by all that walking. Honest.
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Masterpieces of the Louvre Private Tour

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French Wine Tasting
  • In a wine cellar in central Paris, near the Louvre, an expert sommelier guides you through the wines of the best regions of France.
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Dining Out on New Year's Eve in Paris

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Dining out Restaurant Les Ombres, on the roof of Musée de Quai Branly

New Year's Eve is one of the most popular nights of the year for restaurants in Paris — even though a number of them are closed! But those that stay open feature a special multi-course menu with all the seasonal specialties… and fueled with plenty of champagne. Here's the catch — you must book well in advance. Paris restaurants start posting their New Year's Eve menu around mid-October. Here are some popular restaurants, arranged by price —

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Very Luxurious But Very, Very Expensive (500€+ per person)
  • LE BRISTOL
    3-Michelin stars for the gourmet restaurant Epicure and 1-Michelin star for their luxury brasserie, 114 Faubourg. With both kitchens led by Chef Eric Frechon.
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  • PIERRE GAGNAIRE
    Go for his exquisite fusion cooking and the luxe surroundings in the 8th Arrondissement.
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  • LE CINQ
    Unbridled luxury in Four Season's Hotel George V in the 8th Arrondissement
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Merely Very Expensive (200€+ per person)
  • LA GRANDE CASCADE
    Spend the evening in the Bois de Boulogne, dining in what once was Napoleon III's hunting lodge. The able and genial Chef Frédééric Robert leads the kitchen team.
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  • JACQUES FAUSSAT
    This fabulous chef brings the Basque influences of his childhood to Michelin-level cooking.
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  • VIOLON D'INGRES
    Nicely luxurious, one-star restaurant in the 7th Arrondissement founded by Chef Christian Constant. We've had a couple of memorable New Years evenings here.
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  • NOMICOS
    Jean Louis Nomicos brings you a sparkling gem in the 16th featuring fresh, Mediterranean-influenced cuisine.
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  • LE JULES VERNE
    200 metres up on the Eiffel Tower is this wonderful, Michelin-starred restaurant. You probably won't be able to book a table, but you should try. Start trying on September 25 and check every day! It will be worth it.
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More Restaurant Reviews & Recommendations

Fontaine de Mars Restaurant Fontaine de Mars, in the 7th Arrondissement

We review a lot of restaurants Paris. You may want to check these reviews and then find out if a restaurant that captures your interest is open on New Years Eve.

New Year's Eve Events

The New Year in the City of Lights

NYE in the City of Light

As every year, the Champs Elysées will be shut down to traffic as thousands (and we mean thousands) gather to celebrate. Expect the Christmas Markets that line the boulevard to be open and there is usually a laser light show at the Arc de Triomphe, sometimes with fireworks!

Christmas Markets will be open on New Years Eve at these locations —

  • Saint-Sulpice (and Père Noël Village) – 6th Arrondissement
  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés (and Père Noël Village) – 6th Arrondissement
  • Place de la Nation – 11th Arrondissement
  • Place des Abbesses in Montmartre – 18th Arrondissement
  • Gare de l'Est – 10th Arrondissement
  • Trocadero – 16th Arrondissement

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