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Looking for Unique, reservation-free things to do in Paris on XMas + New Year's Eve

jbardin | Dec 21, 201111:54 AM

Hi all,

There are tons of posts on here about where best to get a reservation on these days (I promise I've tried to do my homework before posting).

But my wife and I are planning a week in Paris starting this Saturday that does not involve any high end reservations. We love wandering cities and discovering gems on our own, and this is our basic plan.

But. We have to imagine that a city as dynamic as Paris has at least a few hidden awesome things to do on XMas Eve/Day and New Year's Eve that would be great to know about in advance. If you didn't have or want a reservation--where would you go to ring in the new year? To grab a bite? To see the locals celebrating, and maybe even partake a bit?

Any and all categories of things, from bars to street food and more, are most welcome.

Thanks in advance!!!!


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