2013-11-12 08:25:31 - Live Paris new year's eve 2013-2014, midnight light show Eiffel Tower webcam streaming, bars, clubs, restaurants, NYE party on the Champs Elysees.
Paris comes alive on new year's eve, and although there is no longer and official fireworks display at the Eiffel Tower (they have a spectacular light show instead) there will still be fireworks across the city as the people welcome 2014.
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New Years Eve in Paris will be marked by a spectacular light show centred on the Eiffel Tower. This replaces the more traditional pyrocechnic fireworks display. 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).
On le Jour de l'An (New Year's Day), friends and family exchange New Year's resolutions kisses and wishes, the main ones being "Bonne Année", Bonheur, Sante, Amour, Argent ("Good Year", Happiness, Health, Love and Money). Some people eat desserts made of ice cream. As well as the famous fireworks, there is a large parade that takes place for two days around New Years. The parade starts in nearby Chantilly and ends near the Trocadero (under the Eiffel Tower) on January 1. The parade includes thousands of performers, singers, dancers, and street entertainers that wind their way through the streets of Paris.
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.