Paris New Year's Eve 2023

Paris New Year's Eve 2023

A cultural capital of Europe, Paris is a truly magical place that will have something for everyone. This city full of the world’s best art galleries, unique architecture, extraordinary cuisine and romantic atmosphere is the perfect place to celebrate the new year. Tourists with children will enjoy winter activities like ice skating or going to a Christmas market to drink hot choco and take a ride on a famous Parisian carousel. Partiers will be amazed by the one-of-a-kind cabaret shows hosted by talented performers. Explore our concise New Year’s in Paris guide to plan out the best 2023 celebration. 


New Year's Eve Dinner in Paris

French cuisine is widely praised as the pinnacle of gastronomic experience. If you are in Paris on New Year’s Eve, do not miss the opportunity to dine at one of the local restaurants. Have an exquisite dinner at La Coupole, a historical monument that was popular among the celebrities of the 20th century like Picasso and Hemingway. Stop by to taste the world-famous macaroons at Ladurée Champs-Elysées or get a glimpse of the French Cancan at La Crémaillère 1900.

Dinner at La Coupole. New Year celebration in Paris

For gourmets with a wide palette, Monsieur Bleu could be a great choice to spend a New Year’s Eve dinner in Paris. A modern and stylish restaurant, it offers a mix of French and international dishes paired up with a celebratory glass of champagne. The best views can be seen at Café de l’Homme which is located literally opposite the Eiffel Tower. No matter which location you choose, you will be showered with extraordinary French delicacies that will not leave you disappointed or hungry. 

Dinner at Café de l’Homme. New Year celebration in Paris

Carousel Rides

You might be surprised to see carousel as a suggestion but they are a huge part of the city’s landscape. The tradition dates back to the 17th century and illuminates Paris with joy and Christmas spirit. Nowadays, you can find them near every tourist destination. Tourists traveling with kids or willing to appease their inner child will be happy to learn that on New Year’s Eve they can take a carousel ride absolutely free of charge. 

Paris Carousel. New Year celebration in Paris

With 20 carousels in the city, you will likely bump into one eventually. You can take a ride near Eiffel Tower, at the Jardin des Plantes, Sacré Coeur, Champ de Mars and at every Christmas market in town. Head to the Christmas market, of which there are many in Paris, and enjoy a carefree carousel ride while sipping on a glass of hot chocolate. 


Ice Skating in Paris

How to enjoy Paris on a budget? The city is brimming with numerous ice skating rinks for just a few euros per person and a fun experience. An exciting winter activity for the New Year celebration in Paris could be ice skating at the Grand Palais, the largest ice skating rink in France. Since the rink is located inside, you can enjoy a comfortable experience without feeling too cold. Grand Palais is another famous historic site with museums, restaurants, exhibition halls, stores and much more. 

Ice Skating at Grand Palais. New Year celebration in Paris

If you would like to enjoy outside skating, head to Jardin des Tuileries where a Christmas market takes place. Here, you can also take advantage of the numerous food stalls and indulge in a hot beverage. Want to ice skate with a view? Check out the Galeries Lafayette which has installed a rooftop ice skating rink that offers a breathtaking panorama of the city. In Western Paris, you can enjoy another gorgeous view on the rooftop of the La Grande Arche de la Défense. This 110 meters (360 feet) tall monument will open up a sweeping overview of Paris. 

Ice Skating at Jardin des Tuileries. New Year celebration in Paris

Go up the Eiffel Tower on New Year’s Eve

Eiffel Tower is not only the symbol of Paris but also of the entire country. Even if you are spending only one day in Paris, you cannot miss the Eiffel Tower experience. This majestic metal construction that oversees the whole city will draw your attention, especially in the evening when the lights are on. However, be ready to endure a long line that may last an hour or two on a busy New Year’s Eve day. Near the Eiffel Tower, you will encounter local musicians and performers, street food vendors and souvenir stands to keep you company while you are waiting for your turn. Wear a warm jacket, it gets windy up there!

Eiffel Tower. New Year celebration in Paris

New Year's Eve Cruise on the Seine

Among the things to do in Paris for New Year’s are the numerous party cruise rides. Paris NYE cruises host sophisticated events with a dress code, fine dining and incredible views. Basically tours in Paris but on the boat, these joyful rides will open up views to all the city gams. They usually board in the evening, around 7 or 8 pm and return at night, after the New Year’s countdown. Some cruise rides like Bateaux-Mouches and Marina de Paris go into the night and entertain their guests with music and dancing. However, be ready for a strict dress code and wear an evening gown. 

Paris Cruise. New Year celebration in Paris

Visit Cabaret Show

Originating in 19th-century France, cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring music, dance and drama. The world-famous Moulin Rouge from the paintings of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec hosts cabaret shows on New Year’s Eve. Here, you will see more than 100 artists and performers, special effects, exquisite culinary creations and all-night-long entertainment. 

Cabaret Show at Moulin Rouge. New Year celebration in Paris

Another popular venue is the Crazy House where you can enjoy professional dancers from all over the world accompanied by delicious treats and bottomless champagne glasses. For all-night-long partiers, Paradis Latin has prepared an NYE event with an amazing dinner, French Cancan, various musical performances and a DJ party. In the morning, the event will come to an end with a refreshing coffee and delicious croissants. 

Cabaret Show at Crazy House. New Year celebration in Paris

Fireworks in Paris for New Year’s

The highlight of the Parisian New Year’s Eve is back! Although the show has been canceled in the past years due to the covid restrictions, this year you can witness this breathtaking show on the Champs-Elysées. The street praised in the famous song is the focal point of the entire city and will astonish you with adorable facades. The event will begin in the evening with a festive show and musical performances followed by fireworks and a New Year’s Eve party in Paris hosted by three DJs. Contrary to popular belief, the firework show will not take place at the Eiffel Tower but at the Arc de Triomphe which is located at the western end of the Champs-Elysées. 

Firework Show at Arc de Triomphe. New Year celebration in Paris


Paris is a unique gem that will not leave anyone unsatisfied. No matter your budget or aims, you will have the night of your life if you decide to greet a new 2023 year in this marvelous city. Happy New Year! 
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