New Years Eve on a Budget – Paris

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Champs-Elysees

Paris is one of the most beautiful and special places in the world to celebrate New Years Eve. Even though some might disagree, regardless of whether you want to dance the night away or dine with a small group of girlfriends it can be done on a budget. Paris offers many affordable options for a fun New Years Eve night out with the girls.

No Cost New Years Eve in Paris

If you are looking for entertainment on a very tight budget consider something with no cover cost such as the celebration at Champs-Elysees. The location offers a fantastic view of the Eiffel Tower which is illuminated by thousands of twinkling lights at midnight. You can bring your own champagne and party favors and celebrate with thousands of Parisians. The fireworks are set off at midnight and light up the Paris sky.

If you are looking for a place that is less crowded and still offers a spectacular outdoor view consider the Sacre Coeur Cathedral plaza in Montmartre. On a clear night the view of the city is a sight to behold. Even though the crowds still gather in Monmarte the atmosphere is very calm and laid back. It is on top of a knoll and any fireworks in Paris can be seen from the location. There are bars and venues nearby for partying after midnight but the plaza caters to more mature crowd.


On a Budget and Looking for Discounted Hotel Rooms?

if you are not a fan of big crowds and parties, you might consider having a lovely calm dinner in a hotel. Many small hotels offer packages or discounted rooms for New Years Eve.

Hotel Voltaire Republique

It is extremely central and located close to the lively Place de la République, Bastille, le Marais and the trendy rue Oberkampf full of restaurants, cafés, bars and nightclubs.

Hotel can offer rooms still available with prices starting at around €32 per night. It is just a short walk from the Metro station and many shops and restaurants.

Hotel Mon Reve

It is best valued for its location, cleanliness and safety.

Another cheap Paris hotel is the Hotel Mon Reve with rooms available from €55 per night.

Cheap hotels in Paris book up fast so you may want to consider your options.

If you are traveling for New Years Eve you should be booking accommodation ASAP as it is disappearing with a blink of an eye.

Dining

Many restaurants offer dining and entertainment packages for New Years Eve in Paris. There is a special Paris by night tour and dinner package available called Illuminations of Paris. It includes a tour of the city at night in a deluxe coach and dinner at the Toi Restaurant near the Champs-Elysees. The meal is three courses and a DJ will be on site until dawn.

For a less expensive dining option without the tour, the Brasserie Mollard is offering a meal for a better deal The price includes three courses along with champagne. Entertainment is also included in the price. Reservations are recommended due to limited spaces available.

This guest post is contributed by Jelena Rumianceva from HostelBookers.com

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