Hello fellow travellers. I will be in Paris with my two kids (age 20 and 17) for New Year's Eve and New Year's day. I am hearing all kinds of contradictory things.
We thought touring the city on foot on new year's eve, taking in a river tour, dinner and then being at the Eiffel Tower for the count down would be a lovely day. But some people are telling me there won't be any fireworks and nothing is really organized and chances are good we'll be harassed in some way. Is that true? Is there an outdoor concert or something we can attend to bring in the new year?
Since everything is closed on New Year's day, we thought we would go to Montmatre, walk around and seeing the cathedral would make a good day trip. Is there anything else that might be open for visitors on that day? Also, how easy is it to get to? Should we hire a tour guide?
Finally, what's the weather like at time of year? We will need our winter gear?
Any recommendations for two fantastic days in Paris would be very much appreciated.
Many thanks fellow travellers