10 ideas to start off the year 2023 in Paris

Tours in a 2 CV, fun workshops, unusual visits ... Our pick of outings for the New Year

At the onset of 2023, there is no shortage of ideas for seeing the sights in Paris! And despite the health situation, excursions continue to be available. Here is our pick of 10 activities to do to make the most of the capital.

Take an original tour of Paris

4 roues sous 1 parapluie - Romantique

Looking for an outing that is authentic and a bit retro? Tour Paris in a 2 CV ! Enjoy being driven around in one of these iconic vintage cars that have made France famous for years. Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Latin Quarter, the Seine riverbanksMontmartre, the Eiffel Tower or Opéra Garnier, the cars of 4 roues sous 1 parapluie or Paris Authentic take you everywhere. By day or by night, you can open the convertible top and visit Paris with your hair blowing in the wind. And for an even more original way to discover the city, take a ride in an electric tuktuk with Tuktuk So French or Tuktuk in Paris or by sidecar with Retro-Tour.

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Book your tour in a 2 CV with Paris Authentic

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Get an introduction to arts and crafts in Paris

Wecandoo - Atelier artisan tapisserie, Paris © Edouard Eyglunent

Make your own ceramic or glass service, learn all about making beer, coffee, wine or burrata, make your own wallet, jewellery, leather bag or practice the art of kokedama ... the options are endless with WeCanDoo.  In workshops lasting from 1 to 7 hours, discover the inner artisan in you.

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Take a helicopter ride to fly over Paris

Helipass - Paris tour, Paris © OTCP

Discover Paris and its region from the sky, hover over the Palace and gardens of Versailles, fly over the Seine ... This experience that many people dream of can be undertaken at any time of year and in the best sanitary conditions with a helicopter tour with Helipass. After taking off from the Paris heliport, a short distance from the Eiffel Tower, fly over the West of Paris for 25 minutes aboard a helicopter for 6 people. A first flight certificate is awarded to passengers at the end of the trip. Also departing from the Heliport de Paris, the company Helifirst offers other options.

Book your helicopter flight from Paris and from Versailles with Helipass

Book your helicopter flight over the west of Paris with a stopover at the Béthemont golf course with Helifirst

Book your premium flight over Paris with a stopover at the Paris-Le Bourget with Helifirst

Visit Paris by bike

Blue bike tours, vélos devant Saint-Sulpice, Paris © Blue bike tours

Blue Fox Travel unveils its itinerary for bicycle fans, in a 4-hour bike ride. Discover landmark sights including the Champs-Élysées, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame de Paris, the Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, Place de la Concorde and Invalides, and enjoy a meal at the famous market in Rue Cler (in English only). Holland Bikes offers a 3-hour itinerary that takes you not only to some landmark monuments, but also to an authentic area of Paris, off the beaten track.

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Visit the capital on foot

Rewind - Utilisateur, Paris

Walking is another way to discover the capital’s hidden gems.  Many ideas for geolocalized walks are available on our website: arty Montparnasse, the heights of Belleville, the most beautiful Parisian courtyards, or by following in the footsteps of famous female figures who have left their mark on Paris. And to navigate Paris with a pocket guide, the app Rewind featuring geolocalized anecdotes enables you to discover several Parisian districts at your own pace through numerous itineraries.

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Find out more about street art à Paris

Fresh Street Art Tour Paris - Grafitti XX eme, Paris © Picasa

Art is everywhere in Paris, especially in the streets! As you stroll through the city, be sure to look up and search for unexpected sections of wall to discover many treasures. The must-do activity for fans of street art? The hunt for Space Invaders - little mosaic creatures that are hidden all over the place. You can also take a guided tour to learn more about the history of street art, local artists, and the conventions of this art form.  My Urban Experience plunges you into the heart of Belleville where you will find some very fine works. And if all these walks have inspired you, try your hand at a graffiti workshop in the district of Bercy!

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Discover magical places in Paris

Musée de la magie - Magicien et spectateurs, Paris

And why not begin the year in an original way by visiting some amazing places? For example, enjoy a visit to the Musée de la Magie et des Automates, which immerses you in the world of magic, or the Musée Méliès de la Cinémathèque française to discover cinema in a new way through a unique collection (material, costumes, sets ...). And for even more stars in your eyes, don't miss the Parisian circuses, such as the show A Journey through time by the the Bormann circus

Book your tickets for the Musée de la Magie et des Automates

Book your tickets for the musée Méliès de la Cinémathèque française

Book your tickets for the show Voyage dans le Temps du cirque Bormann

Enjoy unique moments in Paris

Ballon de Paris Generali - OAG en vol 2020

Take to the skies for this New Year! Either aboard the Ballon PanoraMagique de Disney®Village (flyover of the Disneyland® parks for 6 minutes) or aboard the Ballon Generali (10 minutes with a spectacular view of Paris)! And if you're afraid of heights, you can enjoy an equally unusual adventure with Flyview’s virtual reality experiences: flyover Paris, flyover France, relive Notre-Dame …

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Book your tickets for the Generali balloon at parc André Citroën

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Explore behind the scenes at Parisian monuments

Cultival - Stade de France

This year, Paris will no longer hold any secrets for you! Some of the monuments will let you go behind the scenes on fascinating and exclusive guided tours. So, at the Rex Studios you discover the projection booth and the director's office of the mythical Grand Rex cinema, the make-up room and the set of Studio Harcourt or the changing rooms and different areas of the Parc des Princes, the Stade de France or Stade Roland Garros. All scattered with anecdotes, history, and juicy details!

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Taste delicious food in Paris

TheWaysBeyond - 1 Confiture, Paris

What would Paris be without its gastronomy and its 12,000 restaurants, cafés, and bistros? Traditional French cuisine or world cooking, gastronomic restaurants or Parisian brasseries, there is something for everyone. To get the year off to a good start, treat yourself to a street food tour based on Chinese cuisine, in the Belleville district with TheWaysBeyond, or a wine and cheese tasting in the Caves du Louvre. There is only one thing to do: enjoy!

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