It's no surprise that the City of Light is a beautiful place to usher in the New Year. With awe-inspiring landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower (which puts on a stunning fireworks show) and Arc de Triomphe surrounding you, revelry permeates the Parisian air. Opt for a gourmet dinner at an elegant restaurant or party it up on the Champs-Élysées.
Fouquet's: This establishment occupies a spot on the Champs-Élysées and is recognized as a Monument Historique in France. The French cuisine and top-notch wine list are not to be missed. Enjoy a special New Year's Eve menu crafted by three-Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire and live entertainment.
L'Abeille: If you're in the mood to splurge on a fancy New Year's Eve dinner, enjoy an elegant seven-course meal in a chic and intimate setting at L'Abeille.
Le Ciel de Paris: Located on the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower (and touted as the highest restaurant in Europe), Le Ciel de Paris promises fantastic views of the city and a delicious menu.
Hôtel Plaza Athénée: A luxurious makeover has endowed this historic establishment with posh new suites and an elegant ballroom (one of three new event venues). Don't overlook the Hôtel Plaza Athénée Wine Cellar, which opened in 2006 and has an inventory of 35,000 bottles of the world's finest vino. Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris: Each of the 244 guest rooms and suites come with marble bathrooms and most have private terraces overlooking the Golden Triangle on the Champs-Élysées. The hotel's fine dining restaurant, Le Cinq, offers an exceptional New Year's Eve menu.