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5 Ways to Spend New Year’s Eve In France

Published on February 25, 2016 by AHIF Administrator

Ah, the beauty and promise of a new year is upon us. Hopefully you’ve already booked your stay with At Home In France, but if not, you can always join us next year. For those of you living in or visiting France for New Year’s Eve, here are 5 of the best ways to spend the last few hours of 2015!

1. Dine and Watch Stunning Cannes Fireworks in Côte D’Azur

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If you are ringing in the New Year in the French Riviera, one of the most spectacular events you can attend will be held in Cannes. Famous for it’s annual film festival and beautiful landscapes, Cannes is also well-known for its glorious dancing fireworks display held at the Cannes Communal Centre for Social Action. A special New Year’s Eve dinner is served at midnight to accompany the beautiful, eye-catching fireworks display.


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2. Ring in 2016 Right at St. Raphaël’s Pyrotechnics Show in Provence


Celebrate the beginning of 2016 in Provence at the New Year Celebration in Saint Raphaël! Offering up various shows and parades from some of the finest street theatre groups in France, this event starts promptly at 11pm and will go on well into the new year! It will truly be a spectacle of pyrotechnics in a stunning setting.

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3. Dinner and Dancing in Dordogne

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A romantic evening in Dordogne on New Year’s Eve can be found at Restaurant Nostalgair. Enjoy a 7-course dinner meal for about $65 per person, and dance the night away to the music of the “Lotelles.” This location offers panoramic views of the city offering an aviation ambiance. Reservations do fill up quickly so be sure to contact the restaurant in advance!

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4. A Magical New Year’s Eve in Paris

Even the locals will recommend Champs-Elysées if you want to be at the center of France’s New Year’s Eve celebration. Like the ball dropping in Times Square in New York, Champs-Elysées Avenue is the perfect place to enjoy a large, happy crowd and a beautiful view of one of France’s most treasured monuments, the Eiffel Tower.

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In fact, the Eiffel Tower displays a beautiful, sparkling dance of light when the clock strikes midnight. The area also has plenty of places to dine, dance and drink, so you’ll be fully indulged before 2016 starts. The festivities start around 9pm, so arrive early for the best views!


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5. Beach Parties All Night Long in Languedoc

From 9pm on New Year’s Eve until 5am New Year’s Day, Collioure’s “New Year’s Celebration on the Beach” is the perfect place to celebrate the beginning of 2016 in Languedoc. Enjoy bodegas champagne, oysters foie gras and a tent dedicated to dancing the night away. Book a table through the Cultural Centre (Call 04 68 82 05 66) for about $5.50 per person and bring a picnic if you like. Top off the new year with a midnight fireworks show.


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With that, we wish you well in the New Year and look forward to helping you book your next vacation with At Home in France!

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