New Years Eve in Europe is pretty low key. Which, on one hand, you wake up in a better state than most Americans…NYE is celebrated with family in Europe. Finland does fireworks; but Paris? Nope. They save their feu d’artifice for the 14th of July and Christmas celebrations. Christmas fireworks? Yep. I attended a wonderful (cold) ceremony to celebrate that Christmas was coming. The park was lite with hundreds of candles. It was a beautiful site.
So, if you ever thought of ringing in the new year in Paris…unless your idea of a good time includes being packed in like sardines on the Champs-Élysées…try another town!