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1. Posted by aarantes (Respected Member 165 posts) 9y

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Hi. I'll be in Paris tomorrow and stay for the New Year's Eve. Any special tips for where to see the fireworks on Champs Elisée without having to arrive too early or being stuck in the subway at midnight?

Other than that, It's my 4th time in Paris (I love the city). Any tips that are not the basic ones?

Thanks a lot.


2. Posted by inthemerde (Budding Member 27 posts) 9y

There will be fireworks on Champs-Elysees? Are you sure of that?

3 years ago I spent the new years eve ''on the streets'' of Paris, on Champs-Elysees, than to Tour Eiffel hoping to see some fireworks, but nothing. the only thing I saw was drunk people, flying wine bottles over my head or fire crackers thrown carelessly everywhere by 'ghetto-teens' of paris. and I said never think twice.

3. Posted by aarantes (Respected Member 165 posts) 9y

That sounds bad! Does anyone knows if this year there will be any fireworks?



4. Posted by philophil (Budding Member 27 posts) 9y

Hello ! i am afraid there won't be any fireworks at Paris this year. There were one in 2000 and 2005, but not this year. You can may be send an email to the paris concil to ask for one :)

For the night and art life in Paris, check those websites, may be they will display informations soon (now teams are off) :


[ Edit: Edited on Dec 27, 2006, at 7:07 AM by philophil ]

5. Posted by aarantes (Respected Member 165 posts) 9y

Hi. Just to tell my experience to anyone planning to spend New Year's Eve in Paris next year.

I walked by the river to Tour Eiffel and spend midnight there. There were no official fireworks, but thanks to some people it had some. At midnight the lights in the Tour Eiffel start sprinkling and it was pretty. The subway is free but it's a risk to get stuck inside of it because there is so many people. it's best to walk. I did not get close to Champs Elisée and it seemed really crowded when I saw it on TV. But where I did stay it was calm, with lots of policemen. Do not expect to find a taxi cab on the street after midnight. We walked away from the tour and get inside the metro on Les Invalides. It was Ok. We went to a party we've already bought tickets to. It was close to bercy bridge, at a boat called Batofar. It was fun. But when we left the subway was not working and not one available taxi cab passed by. We walked a lot before finally being abble to get a cab. I was so tired.

I forgot to tell. We bought some wine, cheese and baguetes to eat at home before we left. But there where various cafes open, with free seats for those who had not made a reservation. Of course the cool restaurants where all booked out.

I really had fun.
Happy New Year everybody!


[ Edit: Edited on Jan 2, 2007, at 4:40 AM by aarantes ]