In 2020, during the period-that-must-not-be-named, we were deprived of many things, big and small. But with the arrival of vaccines and the passe sanitaire, we’re ready to make up for lost time—and if there’s one thing Paris isn’t short of, it’s events and things to do. No matter your mood, we got you covered for New Year’s Eve 2021/2022 a.k.a. Le Réveillon de la Saint-Sylvestre, or simply Le Réveillon in French. Here are the hottest ways to celebrate another 365-day roller coaster ride around the sun – à Paris.
If you wish to end the year in poetry and elegance, let classical music invite you. We’re eyeing a few concerts at the two most prestigious churches in Paris: Sainte-Chapelle and Saint-Eustache. Not only will you be marveling at works of geniuses (Mozart, Offenbach, Berlioz, Bellini, and more), you’ll also be gazing at Paris’ architectural wonders.
Take la famille on an exciting ride—literally! Head out of town and see the world-famous Amsterdam Light Festival without having to worry about travel and lodging through this organized bus adventure from Fever. Otherwise, if you wish to stay within le périph’, a zesty Tzigane circus complete with Balkan dinner and drinks is also an excellent choice.
There is such a long list of parties happening in Paris for this night of overflowing Champagne, c’est impossible you won’t find something to suit your fancy. While nightclubs like Wanderlust and the Aquarium are staples of the Parisian réveillon scene, my favorite has to be up on rooftops where I can see the skyline– Rooftop Montmartre and Oxygen Rooftop both have panoramic views of the city where you can watch the Arc de Triomphe fireworks from afar!
Paris, a gastronomic giant, will certainement not disappoint you, however you want to dine and welcome the new year. If touristic dinners like cabaret shows and cruises by the Seine aren’t your thing, a more local dine-then-club experience with the Beaumarly group (with 9 locations all over Paris) awaits you.
Wherever you are, the most favored of all celebrations is the one held at home with your best people. Host a party or attend one, pop some bubbly, feast on some oysters, and don’t forget the cheese platter! Cheers to you, and wishing you a wonderful 2022!
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