2012-12-30 08:27:28 - New Year 2012-2013 live in Paris for the midnight light show on the Eiffel Tower, NYE fireworks alternative event on the Champs Elysees, watch live online stream.
New Years Eve 2013 in Paris will be marked by a spectacular light show at the Eiffel Tower. This replaces the more traditional pyrotechnic fireworks display.
For all the Paris NYE events, plus live stream of the light show:
As well as this there will also be the usual festivities and street party on the Champs Elysees. The French call New Year's Eve "la Saint-Sylvestre". It is usually celebrated with a feast called le Réveillon de la Saint-Sylvestre (also called Cap d'Any in Northern Catalonia). This feast customarily includes special dishes like foie gras , seafood such as oysters and drinks like champagne. The celebration can be a simple, intimate dinner with friends and family or a much fancier
ball (une soirée dansante).
Top places to head in the city on New Years Eve include Arc de Triomphe monument at the center of the Place de l'Étoile, Centre Georges-Pompidou, hosting the Paris Museum of Modern Art, The Eiffel Tower, Flame of Liberty, The Grand Palais, Montmartre, Notre Dame de Paris and the Parc de la Villette, hosting the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie.
There will be no shortages of places to stay, with Paris' hotel market catering to pretty much any budget range. Top places to look out for include Hotel des Trois Colleges, Hotel Concorde La Fayette, Castille Paris, Hôtel Au Manoir Saint Germain des Prés, The Westin Paris – Vendôme, Hôtel Left Bank Saint Germain des Prés, Hôtel Ritz Paris and Royal Monceau.