Paris is iconic at any time of year, but there’s something about kicking off the new year in style in this chic French city that really sets it apart. Whether you are roaming the streets during the day in search of the perfect celebratory outfit, scoping out a local hot spot restaurant for dinner and drinks, or trying to find the perfect view for the midnight countdown, it’s good to know where you are heading. A lot of Parisians make their way to house parties and friends apartments for NYE, so this leaves one of the world’s most amazing places ripe for you to explore with less chaos!
Fake Music Records is pumping out great music from the heart of Paris, and we hooked up with Yoann Feynman and Monomotion, so they could share some favorite spots in the city to help guide your New Years Eve adventure. A stunning luxury hotel, clubs, restaurants and bars, some time for shopping and of course some hidden gems, it’s all in their guide to making the best of a Parisian celebration.
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Stay in this stunning boutique hotel
This hotel was actually once a sleepy little inn on a street in Saint-Germain-des-Près, but now after a massive renovation it’s becoming known among the locals as the perfect place to recommend for guests who are after a discreet luxury experience. Rooms go for around 270 € per night, so you can feel like you’re indulging without completing blowing your NYE cash.
3 Place Saint-Sulpice,
75006 Paris, France
Exploring during the day
During your day, make sure you soak up the amazing creative energy of the city and one of it’s most incredible hoods, Le Marais. Walk by the historic and architecturally stunning buildings, stop in for espresso and pastries at Comme a Lisbonne and perhaps some shopping at its many boutiques and stores.
Stop in to buy some vintage vinyl
This hole in the wall store has a great selection of high end and rare imports. Browse the selections and see if you can find something special to remember your trip, whether it’s a CD, some Vinyl, DVDs or even a prime collectors piece.
13 Rue Gérando,
75009 Paris, France
A cocktail to kick off the evening
Once you are done exploring, head to this chill spot to regroup and get a couple of cocktails started for the evening. Le Fumoir is located smack bang in the middle of Paris museum district, but somehow manages to avoid being filled with camera toting tourists. With leather chairs and a sexy, smokey atmosphere, it’s a great place to sip on a martini and get yourself ready for the long night of celebration.
6 Rue de l’Amiral de Coligny,
75001 Paris, France
An exotic North African style dinner
Known with the locals as one of the best restaurants for North African food in the city, this spot is perfect for a night celebrating. You’ll love the dimly lit and exotic design of the dining room, and will nosh on dishes like grilled meats and seafoods, fragrant tagines, spiced sides and vegetables. For NYE they’re offering a set menu of 4 courses, for €100 per person. Find out more here.
69 rue, des Gravilliers,
A high end Chinese feast
If you really want to blow things out for NYE, you can head over to the Michelin starred Shang Palace, located inside the uber luxury Shangri La hotel. A traditional Cantonese style restaurant, this is the first spot ever considered to be fine dining in the Chinese category in Paris. Call ahead to order the Peking Duck as it’s worth the price for the celebratory experience.
10 Avenue d’Iéna,
75116 Paris, France
A perfect view to watch the light show
Although you could head to the streets with thousands of others to see the fireworks and countdown, if you prefer to feel like you are on the outside looking in, head to the Sacre Coeur Basilica for a view towards the entire city and Eiffel Tower. Here you can enjoy the fireworks and kick of 2015 with a pretty amazing view.
La Basilique Sacré-Coeur
35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre,
75018 Paris, France
Dance the night away at Le Showcase
To truly end your Paris NYE adventure with a bang, head on over to Le Showcase, one of the premier clubs in the city. Located under the Pont Alexandre III bridge, the music venue is housed in a former boating club. The hangars create incredible acoustics, perfect for the best bands and DJ’s to do their thing. Their NYE event will have a 65€ cover, and if you want to book, email email@example.com.
Port des Champs Elysées,
75008 Paris, France