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French New Year traditions explained

With each new country comes inexplicable or unexpected customs. They're things you might never have thought of, but are still useful to know. Ever wondered what New Year's is like in France? Or, are you hoping to look in-the-know this year?
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Celebrating New Year in France

But I think my most memorable celebration was the first year I went to live in the city of Paris. Being in the 1st arrondissement, just near the Louvre, we thought the best plan was to go to the Pont des Arts, devoid of love locks at the time, and watch the Eiffel Tower shimmer and shake at midnight.