Celebrating the New Year in France: All you Need to Know

November 11th, 2022

5,4,3,2,1, Happy New Year! What a happy new year 2023 will bring. Is your list of resolutions already completed? Travelling more is probably on your list, and Flightgift will help you discover the whole world.

However, before starting the new year, you need to celebrate New Year’s Eve in style, whether it’s with friends or family, next door or on the other side of the world, we’ve listed the best tips for New Year’s Eve for you.

Where to go for New Year’s Eve

One of the most common questions we get as we approach New Year’s Eve! Where to go? To stay at home and organise a big party, or to take the opportunity to explore a new part of France or abroad? Both have their good sides, nevertheless, here, we like to move around and take you on a journey to discover new places.

The city in Europe to celebrate the New Year

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Europe is always exceptional. Paris, London, Berlin, the European capitals are magical. Fireworks, great parties, music, your New Year’s Eve for 2023 will be unforgettable.

We especially love Amsterdam, the Dutch capital for partying. Amsterdam is the place to be whether you are a big party animal, young or old. The city is known for not sleeping on the night of the 31st when the fireworks go off.

We advise you to stay a few extra days to discover all the beautiful areas of Amsterdam.

New Year’s Eve in France 2022

Staying in France for the New Year is also a great idea. You can throw a party in your living room or use the opportunity to visit a bit more of the hexagon.

Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Paris

Paris, Arc de Triomphe, fireworks

For New Year’s Eve 2022, the city of lights will still shine with a thousand lights. Chic dinners, private parties and entertainment, you have the choice in Paris. We recommend a dinner cruise on the Seine, the opportunity to see all the most beautiful monuments of Paris – the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame de Paris and the Musée d’Orsay.

New Year’s Eve Montpellier 2022

How about a New Year’s Eve in the south of France? Montpellier is a lively and dynamic city that welcomes many young people every year, ready to party. What’s more, you can take the opportunity to take a dip in the Mediterranean Sea! The water will be cool, but it’s good for your health.
For more tips, see our article on hotels to stay in Montpellier.

New Year’s Eve Mont Saint Michel

One of the most beautiful wonders of France, Mont Saint Michel is sublime at any time of the year, but even more so for New Year’s Eve celebrations. Take a walk along the bay of the Mont and end your evening in a spellbinding setting on this piece of land rising above the waters of the Atlantic.

New Year’s Eve 2022 Marseille

Another side of the Mediterranean, the Calanques and Marseille are also must-see places to party or relax. You can choose between the many nightclubs and clubs to dance the night away, or go to the Calanques and spend a quiet and romantic New Year’s Eve with your partner.

For all the tips and good plans on Marseille, discover our complete guide on the Phocaean city.

New Year’s Eve Toulouse 2022

Discover the pink city to celebrate the end of 2022. Many parties are specially created for the occasion. We advise you to stay in the city centre of Toulouse to have access to all the main points in only a few minute’s walk. This will save you from having to pay for a taxi to get back to the hotel. The Crowne Plaza Toulouse is ideal, as it is located on the Place du Capitole.

New Year’s Eve 2022 Annecy

We all love Annecy for its sweetness and charm. In fact, find all our best places for a getaway in Annecy. This small town with its lake and mountain views will shine brightly for New Year’s Eve 2022. Perfect for starting the new year with a dose of fresh air.

New Year’s skiing

Winter sports lovers, and not only, can also spend the New Year’s Eve on the ski slopes. During the day on the 31st, you go down the slopes and in the evening, you enjoy a good Savoyard fondue and then go dancing. A great programme, isn’t it? We’ve listed the best ski resorts for a memorable stay.

New Year’s Eve in the sun

Happy new's year on the beach

Sunshine, crystal clear water and a coconut, sounds rather like paradise, doesn’t it? Imagine your next New Year in the sun with your partner. A unique moment for the two of you in a magical setting, it makes you want to. Here are 3 destinations in the sun to spend your New Year’s Eve:

  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • The Canary Islands

What to do for the new year

You decide what you want to do for the new year! Whether you still want to party with 50 friends or something more intimate, you are free to choose the night you like.

New Year’s Eve with the family

For a family New Year’s Eve with children, it can be fun to re-discover your city. Take a tour of a museum or explore the streets of your city by playing a giant escape game. A fun activity to share with your family. In the evening, stay at home and prepare a good meal and end the night with some board games.

celebrating new's year with friends and family

New Year’s Eve with your partner

A New Year’s Eve in love, just the two of you with your dear partner. For this, we advise you to leave for a few days to discover one of the destinations mentioned above, the opportunity to find yourself in a totally unknown place.

Unusual New Year

For an unusual New Year’s Eve, check out this blog post on 8 destinations this winter for an unusual holiday.

New Year’s outfit

What to wear for the New Year? The question we all ask ourselves. Unfortunately, there are no right answers, it depends on each person and their style. However, here in the Experiencegift team, we love glitter. The brighter, the better. So, we advise you to wear a sequin dress, a sequin top and a tutu skirt, you’ll be glowing for this New Year’s Eve which looks explosive.

And above all, relax, you’ve earned it after this busy year! Enjoy your last night of the year. Happy New Year!

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