Paris lives up to its "city of lights" nickname every New Year Eve, with fireworks dazzling the city streets and thousands of party-goers hitting the streets, bars and clubs to see in the Nouvelle Anné. In the heart of the city, the Eiffel Tower forms the centerpiece for a spectacular lightshow and fireworks display, and the surrounding Champs-Elysees area comes alive with a massive street party. Expect handfuls of popping papillotes, lots of obligatory cheek kissing and gallons of France's most popular export, Champagne.
If you don’t like the crowded streets and people around you then you can catch a great view of the fireworks from the Montmartre artist district. For the couples, they take a romantic boat cruise along the Seine or tuck into a decadent New Year's menu at the infamous Moulin Rouge.