France is the country that more people enjoy visiting than other countries in Europe on New Year holidays 2018. The capital city of Paris regularly ranks as one of the best cities in the world to spend New Year’s Eve.
In French, New Year’s Eve is called la Saint-Sylvestre. It is usually celebrated with a feast, le Réveillon de la Saint-Sylvestre (Cap d’Any in Northern Catalonia). This feast customarily includes special dishes including foie gras, seafood such as oysters, and champagne. On New Year’s Day (le Jour de l’An) friends and family exchange New Year’s resolutions, kisses, and wishes. Some people eat ice cream.
The New Year holidays end on January 6 with the celebration of Epiphany (Jour des Rois). A traditional type of flat pastry cake, la galette des rois, made of two sheets of puff pastry, filled with frangipane (almond paste) is eaten. The cake contains a fève, a small china doll; whomever finds it becomes king or queen and gets to wear a gold paper crown and choose his or her partner. This tradition can last up to two weeks.
Definitely consider spending New Year’s at a French ski resort. Not only do you get to hit the slopes but the resorts pull out all the stops to make New Year’s Eve a truly unforgettable experience.
New Years Eve is celebrated grandly around the French cities listed below: