New-Year-Paris-Fireworks-2015 Through French history, the official start of the new year has varied greatly. In 6th & 7th centuries it began on 1st March. In the Carolingian era it began at Christmas. From 12th century it began at Easter (and Easter was on different date every year as now). Finally in 1564 Charles IX imposed it should be 1st January.
14 Juillet 2014 Feux d'artifice Paris Tour Eiffel I was up at the front of the Eiffel Tower for the fireworks, it looks like such a small show from this distance when up close it was the most amazing show I have ever seen.