What to do in Paris on a public holiday: January 1st

Our selection of family activities for New Year's Day in Paris
Start the year well with your family in Paris! New Year's Day, the first holiday of the year, can be the occasion for some really nice family outings in Paris. The end of the year party continues with its ephemeral ice rinks, its funfairs at the Villette or at the Tuileries or at the festival of the Wonderful at the museum of fairground arts. Also festive are the circus shows or "my first Swan Lake". For the more cultural outings, don't miss the museums and exhibitions open on January 1st. We've put together a whole program for you... and Happy New Year!

 1 - OUR IDEAS FOR FUN NEW YEAR'S DAY ACTIVITIES IN PARIS

3 - SEE ANIMALS: ZOOS AND AQUARIUM 

4 - AMUSEMENT PARKS OPEN ON JANUARY 1

5 - GO TO THE SHOW NEW YEAR'S DAY

6 - SEE A MUSEUM OR AN EXHIBITION NEW YEAR'S DAY

Parisian museums open on January 1

 

Some museums are open on January 1st, the opportunity to start the year well! These are mainly fine arts museums that are open on New Year's Day. They are magnificent.

 

Exhibitions open on New Year's Day

 

Several exhibitions are open on New Year's Day in Paris and you are sure to find exhibitions for all ages and in all fields on January 1st. See our selection of "Family friendly" exhibitions. Don't forget to book !

 

 

7 - VISIT A CASTLE OR A MONUMENT

Castles open on January 1st

  • The castle of Breteuil (78)
  • The castle of Chantilly (60)
  • The castle of Vaux le Vicomte (77)

 

 

Monuments open on January 1st

New Year's Day is not an ideal day to play tourist in Parisian monuments. Nevertheless, 2 emblematic monuments of Paris are open on the 1st day of the year:

  • Eiffel Tower
  • The Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Montmartre