New Year’s Eve 2020 on the Champs-Elysées: Show on the Arc de Triomphe

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Photos by My B. · Updated on 7 January 2020 at 08h21 · Published on 31 December 2019 at 10h30
To mark the New Year, Paris City Hall invites all Parisians and tourists to gather around on the Champs-Elysées. This Tuesday December 31, 2019, at nighttime, a wonderful light and sound show expects you on the Arc de Triomphe.

In Paris, 2020 is just around the corner and many of you wish to start off 2020 in a fantastic way! This year again, Paris City Hall invites Parisians and tourists on the Champs-Elysées to celebrate the New Year.

While the most beautiful avenue in the world sparkles, the Arc de Triomphe is about to put on a show this Tuesday December 31, 2019. For six years, now, this celebration is a must when it comes to celebrating the New Year in Paris.

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But what does the Paris city hall has in store for this new year 2020 facing the Arc de Triomphe? From 11 p.m., a musical pre-show makes you wait before letting you enjoy a light and sound show on the facade of this historic monument. Said to start at 11:40 p.m., this video-mapping show several scenes transforming the Arc de Triomphe before your eyes.

And as midnight strikes, open your eyes wide, after counting down all together, the new year starts off with a firework show. And this is how we welcome 2020 with glory. And now, have a magical year!

Program:

  • 11:20 p.m.: Pre show
  • 11:40 p.m.: Light and sound show on the Arc de Triomphe
  • 12 a.m.: Pyrotechnics finale
  • 12:03 a.m.: End of the year's message

To beautifully end the year after an exquisite New Year's Eve Dinner in Paris and before moving on to a party in a festive venue, this is the place to be.

By the way, did you know?

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Did you know #2:

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Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On 31 December 2019
Starts at 11:20 p.m.

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    Place Charles-de-Gaulle
    75008 Paris 8

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