Celebrating in New Year in Paris


Paris, the City of Light, offers countless options to usher in the New year. One of the most colourful and exciting places to bring in the New year, Paris is the ideal location to celebrate the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018. Celebrate the New year in style, with a stay at one of thesqua.re’s luxury serviced apartments.

New Year Tradition in Paris

New Year Tradition in Paris

In Paris, as with the rest of France, the New Year also goes by the name St Sylvestre and begins on the 1st January and ends on February 1st. Consistent with tradition across the globe, French people start exchanging bises at midnight, with the theme continuing throughout January. So don’t be surprised to hear French people exchanging New Year pleasantries for the entire month of January.  

Where to visit?

The Champs Elysees Grande Parade:

The Champs Elysees Grande Parade

Known as the centre of the party, the Champs Elysees is flooded with revelers from around 21:00. From here, it is possible to get a great view of all the fireworks in Paris, with the Eiffel Tower flickering and sparkling in the lead up to the stroke of midnight. Unsurprisingly, the Champs Elysees is the busiest place in Paris on New Year’s Eve.

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe new year night

This year, the head of Paris’ avenues- the Arc de Triomphe- will host a special event that starts at 11:00. Although one can expect fireworks, plans for this year’s show have been shrouded in secrecy, so head down to the Arc de Triomphe for an evening of surprises.

Sacre Coeur Festivities

Sacre Coeur Festivities

Located in Montmartre, the Sacre Coeur is a Parisian favourite during the festive period. Slightly calmer than the perpetual buzz of the Champs Elysees, the Sacre Coeur offers stunning views of the city as the sky is illuminated by the effervescent flash of fireworks. At Montmartre, there are countless bars, cabaret shows, and clubs to explore.  If you’re looking for a unconventional way to celebrate New Year’s in Paris, partying in Montmartre may be the ticket.

New Year’s Eve Shows and Cabarets

New Year's Eve Shows and Cabarets

Celebrating New Year’s Eve at the Moulin Rouge is a popular way of spending the evening, although very pricey. Starting at  680 Euros per person in 2017-2018, the evening includes a champagne dinner, music, dancing and caviar, with the Moulin Rouge Orchestra offers a delightful post-midnight show to cap off the evening’s events. There are less expensive packages available that offer fewer perks.

On the morning after the night before, the New Year’s Day Parade on the Champs Elysees is a shore way to remove any muggy heads from the previous evening.

BNP Paribas Masters 2014


An annual tennis tournament for male professional players, the Paris Masters is held in France and is part of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 on the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) Tour. It is officially known as the BNP Paribas Masters because of its sponsorship.

For its 29th edition to be held from 25th October 2014 to 2nd November 2014, the ambitions are really high. It is not just an outstanding level tennis but also a live show with a remarkable atmosphere, thereby offering you an experience of a lifetime. The event has the record of offering people a unique and matchless urban culture with the involvement of top artists from all over the world.

 

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This event takes place inside the famous sports area POPB (Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy) in Paris. It was opened in 1983 and is rightly referred to as the temple of indoor tennis to Paris. Situated between the Siene and the Ministry of the Budget, in the city’s 12th arrondissement, it has a capacity of more than 14,000 seats. Bercy is the closest metro station. The Indoorground experience planned by the BNP Paribas Masters brings together lighting, sound and amazing special effects to offer a marvelous experience to all.

The games start at 10 am on all the days of the tournament. To get access inside the POPB and have access to your seat, it is advisable to reach at least 30 minutes before the start of the game.

How to Reach?

Needless to say, it is ideal to use public transport which has a lower negative impact on the environment. There is a taxi stand located in front of the main entrance. You can also take 24 or 87 bus route. Parisian subway is also a great and convenient option. You can take metro line 1, 6 and 14. Your choice of transport does make a significant difference.

 

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Where to Stay

One of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, the 12th arrondissement also called as the arrondissement de Reuilly is an ideal place to stay. The place has been reorganized recently, especially the Cour Saint-Émilion and Bercy area. This arrondissement houses the Bercy Arena, French Ministry of Finances, the popular Opera de la Bastille and also Bois de Vincennes. At http://www.ratedapartments.com/paris/all-short-term-lets.html, we offer you an exhaustive list of serviced apartments close to the venue and equipped with all the facilities to make your trip to Paris a memorable one.

The ninth and final ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Tournament of the Season, the BNP Paribas Masters showcases the crème de la crème as they compete to win the prestigious title. Undoubtedly one of the most esteemed tournaments in the world with the best players in the ATP circuit, it is definitely a must watch.

 

Art Elysees & Design Elysees


“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”

–         Pablo Picasso

A mecca for art lovers, Paris pulls the known and the not so known of the world owing to its fascinating history of art and design. Having produced legendary figures like Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Jean-Michel Sanejouand, Henri Matisse, Gustave Courbet, Patricia Erbelding, Nicolas Poussin and hosted influential artists like Picasso himself, Paris’ grandeur is truly inspiring.

As the eighth edition of one of the most popular and definitely inescapable events, Art Elysees begins, here’s yet another chance to celebrate the glory of art. From 23rd October 2014 to 27th October 2014, on the Champs-Élysées Avenue from the Place de la Concorde to the Grand Palais, one can be a part of an influential event that comprises traditional collectors and also increasing number of fresh art lovers. By incorporating the interior design show Design Élysées to Art Élysées, the organizers expose an assortment of outstanding artworks and furniture with a focus on contemporary art and historical design. Both the events gather close to 70 galleries inside 3 pavilions, thereby offering you a miraculous view of contemporary art and design furniture.

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The event showcases the work of artists like A-Sun Wu, Valerio Adami, Yaacov Agam, Ron Arad, Eduardo Arroyo, Henri-Georges Adam, Karel Appel, Javier Balmaseda, Jean-Michel Atlan, Jean-Rene Bazaine, Jean Bertholle, Remi Blanchard, Louise Bourgeois, Jean-Jacques Ceccarelli, Robert Cocteau, Jorge Enrique and Cesar to name a few.

The fair is unquestionably a perfect meeting place for specialists, gallery owners, collectors and amateurs of art and design to make contacts and dynamic exchanges. In order to keep up the quality and identity of the exhibition, the organizers work in close coordination with the artistic committee consisting of art collectors and experts.

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Geometric Abstraction and Kinetic Art

This time, Art Elysees with the Contemporary Art Center Frank Popper presents an exhibition that invites the discovery of geometric abstraction and lumino-kinetic art, as a tribute to the artist Carlos Cruz Diez Venezuela. Visitors can come and experience Chromosaturation, a habitat with three bedrooms in red, blue and green colour, in complete monochrome situation. The Contemporary Art Frank Popper is a place of artists’ residencies and international exhibitions. Created by Franz Spath Silva and Georges, it is also a center of training and research. It is open to all styles, designs, installations and performances with an emphasis on kinetic and constructivist art.

 

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With so much popularity, it goes without saying that Paris during this time will certainly experience a huge hike in tourist numbers. It is therefore a wise idea to book your accommodation well in advance. Ratedapartments.com offers you a charming array of serviced apartments in the price range of £120 per night to £400 per night right on the Champs-Élysées Avenue. Take your pick and let art mesmerise your senses.