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New Year's Eve In Paris 2022 – Stellar Activities To Welcome 2023

New Year's Eve 2022, or La Réveillon de Saint Sylvestre as it's known in France, is a happening night filled with dinners, cruises, events and cabarets. This time of year — La Saison des Fêtes — is a very popular time as travelers flock to the City of Light between mid-December and early January. So, our advice is to book as soon as possible!

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Lido Cabaret New Year's Eve at the Lido !

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We can't think of a better night to celebrate by dining on a fabulous Seine river dinner cruise with plenty of champagne, or at Moulin Rouge, the legendary cabaret. In these unusual times, as you may expect, activities and schedules are changing from week to week as the 2022 holiday season nears. But don't worry, we'll keep our information fresh and current to help you make plans to have the best ever Réveillon de Saint Sylvestre!

Paris New Years Eve 2022 – Dinner Cruises

Bateaux Parisiens New Years Eve Dinner Cruise

New Years Eve Dinner Cruise Glass-walled Bateaux Parisiens dinner boat

Is there a better way to ring in the New Year than on a bateau cruising along Paris' famous river? Well, this is even better, for this all-night-long cruise includes a 6-course classic French dinner, wine, champagne, and live music. And, after the New Years arrives, there will be dancing until dawn. If you can nab it, get the table at the front of the boat (NYE Dinner Service Premier) for the ultimate experience. 2023, here we come!

Bateaux Mouches Dinner Cruise & Party

New Years Eve Dinner Cruise Bateaux Mouches dinner boat with glass sides for perfect viewing of Paris

You are welcomed aboard one of the specially-built, glass-walled dining boats of Paris cruise company Bateaux Mouches for a spectacular end-of-the-year celebration that includes a multi-course classic French meal, champagne, and live music. And it all happens as the iconic sights of Paris drift by, all aglow for your enjoyment. Not (yet) available on December 31.

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.

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 !

Paris New Years Eve 2022 – Music & Shows

Moulin Rouge Holiday Season Dinner + 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 will sell out quickly, so book now. Available all of December, including Christmas Day, but not New Year's Eve.

Opera & Ballet 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 Mozart's masterpiece, The Marriage of Figaro. If you book one opera in your lifetime, this should be it. This will sell out, so get your tickets right now! Performances on eight dates in December, including Christmas Day, but not New Years Eve.

Christmas Concerts At La Sainte-Chapelle

La Sainte Chapelle

We can't think of a better way (musically speaking) to celebrate New Year's Eve than a classical concert at La Sainte Chapelle, the stunning Gothic church on Île de la Cité. Experience the royal chapel with works by Bach, Henry Purcell, and Corelli.

New Year's Eve 2022 Activities

In Paris, The Winter Heats Up

Paris Wine and Cheese Tour with Tastings

Paris activities don't shut down on New Years Eve — they gear up! And to us it just seems like to perfect time to seize the chance to have the most fun possible in Paris on the last day (and night) of the year. 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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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.
    Likely To Sell Out

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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.
    Likely To Sell Out

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Masterpieces of the Louvre Guided Tour

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French Wine Tasting Sessions
  • 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.
    Our Review
  • JACQUES FAUSSAT
    This fabulous chef brings the Basque influences of his childhood to Michelin-level cooking.
    Our Review
  • 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.
    Our Review
  • 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.
    Le Jules Verne Booking
    Our Review

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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