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Paris, the City of Lights, is famous for its many events and festivities throughout the year. Whether you live there or are just passing through, there is always a good reason to celebrate a special event in Paris. In this article, we present the main events not to be missed in the French capital.

New Year in Paris: fireworks and parties until dawn

New Year's Eve is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated and spectacular events in Paris. The December 31st celebration offers the opportunity to discover the capital in a new light, with its streets adorned with a thousand lights and its iconic monuments illuminated. The must-see Eiffel Tower sparkles with a thousand lights and fireworks light up the Parisian sky to welcome the new year in style. Many parties are also organized in the capital to spend an unforgettable New Year's Eve: clubs, bars, restaurants, and concert halls compete to offer unique events to Parisians and tourists.

Christmas in Paris: magic, lights, and Christmas markets

As the holiday season approaches, Paris is adorned with its most beautiful decorations to offer visitors a magical spectacle. Christmas lights decorate the facades of department stores, animated storefronts enchant young and old, and the streets of the capital shine with a thousand lights. Among the must-see events during this period are the many Christmas markets, where you can find beautiful handmade gifts, indulge in delicious treats, and enjoy a warm atmosphere with a mulled wine.

The main Christmas markets in Paris

  • Tuileries Christmas market
  • Notre-Dame Christmas market
  • Saint-Germain Boulevard Christmas market

Valentine's Day: romance and love in the City of Light

Renowned as the city of love and romance, it is no wonder that Paris is a preferred destination to celebrate Valentine's Day. Many special events are organized to allow couples to share unforgettable moments: candlelit dinners in Parisian restaurants, cruises on the Seine, concerts, or shows of all kinds. These are all opportunities to experience passion in the French way in the City of Lights.

Mother's Day: pampering moms and giving them a unique moment

Mother's Day is another opportunity to celebrate with family in Paris. Special workshops are offered in some museums and cultural centers to spend time with your mom while creating artwork or discovering a new discipline. Many restaurants also offer special menus for the occasion, to delight the taste buds and share a convivial meal.

Bastille Day: military parade and popular balls

Bastille Day, the French National Day, is celebrated with great pomp in Paris. The program includes the traditional military parade on the Champs-Élysées, aerial shows, classical music concerts, and of course, the unmissable fireworks from the esplanade of the Trocadéro. Throughout the capital, popular balls are also organized by the firefighters, offering residents and visitors the opportunity to dance until the early morning hours.

Halloween in Paris: guaranteed thrills!

The excitement of Halloween can be felt in the capital from the end of October. The streets of Paris are filled with ghosts, witches, and other scary creatures. Many special events are organized to experience a memorable Halloween, including theme parks with terrifying attractions, costume parties in clubs, and thematic exhibitions in museums. Not to be missed: the famous Zombie Walk of Paris, which brings together horror enthusiasts and offers a truly frightening spectacle.

Arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau

Every year, the third Thursday of November marks the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau on French tables. In Paris, many wine cellars, bars, and other convivial places organize special events to discover and taste this new vintage. This is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a delicious and festive autumn break with a glass of seasonal wine.

This overview of the main special events in Paris is by no means exhaustive, as the capital is brimming with activities and entertainment. Do not hesitate to regularly check the Paris cultural agenda to be informed about upcoming exhibitions, concerts, and shows throughout the year and make your stay in the City of Light an exceptional moment.

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