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The Best Birthday Party Ideas in Paris

Best Birthday Party Ideas in Paris


Is your 30th or 40th year fast approaching? If so, you’re likely brainstorming ideas to celebrate. Paris is a city filled to the brim with history, culture, activities, and of course, some incredible eats. Whether you’re a native Parisian or traveling to the City of Lights for the big 3-0, these 30th birthday party ideas will be sure to make this year one to remember. Paris has something for everyone. No matter what you’re into, from sightseeing to partying, or both, Paris has plenty to offer. 

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Eat your heart out because thirty tastes so good with Sidewalk Food Tours of Paris

Sidewalk Food Tours is ready to take you on a culinary adventure of a lifetime. 

What better way to celebrate your big day than by tasting the very best delicacies Paris has to offer! Sidewalk Food Tours is your one-stop-shop for tasty treats, entertainment, and culture in one afternoon. We’re taking you to all the hidden gems that only the locals know about. From the best fresh-baked baguettes, sweet crepes, seafood right out of the ocean, and some of the most decadent sweets you’ll ever sink your teeth into. We cover all the bases, sweet, salty, spicy, and sour to ensure everyone gets a unique taste of the city. A local guide will walk you and your party guests throughout the Latin Quarter while giving you some fun facts and a little history of the neighborhood. Visiting an authentic Fromagerie, and sipping on fine French wine on your 30th birthday? It sounds like a blast to us! 

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Let the folks at Marie-Anne Canton blow your mind with their robust variety of cheese and wine for the tasting

For the ultimate French affair, check out Marie-Anne Cantin

If you’re one of the lucky ones with a spring or summer birthday, we have a treat for you! Famous for being one of the best Fromageries not only in Paris but in all of France, Marie-Anne Cantin has been serving the people of Paris fine cheeses since 1950. They have everything from goat, sheep, and cow cheeses to impeccably cured meats. While you’re there, be sure to head down into their impressive wine cellar. This cave-like cellar has tons of delicious vino to quench your thirst. For the ultimate birthday treat, pick up an assortment of wine and cheese and head over to one of the local parks for a picture-perfect picnic. If your birthday happens to be during the colder months, you can still enjoy the exquisite delicacies Marie-Anne Cantin has to offer, just indoors at the local boutique Paris hotel. 

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Dance like no one’s watching with a carefree evening at Le Caveau de la Huchette

Listen to the best smooth Jazz Paris has to offer at Le Caveau de la Huchette

This cool jazz club is right around the corner from Shakespeare & Company in the Latin Quarter. Today many people flock there to catch a glimpse of the famous club’s neon sign. If you’ve seen the film La La Land, you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about. This multi-room club has live standing rooms and plenty of entertainment to keep you and your party guests happy all night long. If you’re looking to dance your way into your 30th year, Le Caveau de la Huchette is the place to do it. The vibe is especially light-hearted, and it’s evident everyone coming here is looking for one thing – to have a blast. In Paris, many of the bars and clubs will stay open much later than we’re used to in the US, so be prepared to possibly dance the night away, literally! 

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Experience the ultimate Parisian luxury by dining at the top of the Eiffel Tower at Le Jules Vernes

Le Jules Vernes is the best spot for a birthday dinner with a killer view. 

Located on top of the Eiffel Tower, you will find the iconic Le Jules Vernes Restaurant, which boasts some of the best views in the city. Along with stunning scenery, you and your guests will be treated to a delicious French dinner with a contemporary touch. If you’re choosing this chic spot for your birthday dinner, be sure to book way ahead of time. Many others are waiting to sink their teeth into this Michelin-starred cuisine by head chef, Frédéric Anton. Also, don’t worry about having to climb to the top to feast! This magical venue is on the Eiffel Tower’s 2nd floor and is accessible by a private elevator. 

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For a hip night on the town, stop into Alcazar for an unforgettable celebration

If turning 30 is synonymous with drinks and good vibes, Alcazar won’t disappoint. 

Alcazar is one of the hottest bars in the Saint-Germain-des-Pres areas, and they serve up some of the best cocktails in town. They have unique cocktails like the Royal Pink Circus, along with all of your traditional favorites. The inside of this rooftop bar looks like it’s in the middle of a forest. Once the night starts, people will begin to dance, order a bite to eat, and have the best time with fellow party-goers. This is the best 30th birthday in Paris for those of us who want to experience a completely unique bar experience. Imagine your friend’s delight when they show up to one of the poshest bars in all of Paris. 

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Let the fireworks fly on a romantic stay at Le Carmen

If you’re looking to turn 30 with your special someone by your side, there’s no better place than Le Carmen

Did you ever think you would be celebrating your 30th birthday in a mansion in Paris? Spend the entire night here or go for one last drink. Le Carmen is one of the most unique and romantic bars in Paris. The venue is located inside a masterfully preserved 19th-century mansion. Wooden beams, frescoes, and renaissance-era furniture create a glamorous atmosphere that the Paris elite would have enjoyed in the 30s. Put on your best dress, sip on a delicious cocktail, and pretend you’re French royalty for a night! 

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Release your inhibitions and enjoy the sounds of the keys at Aux Trois Mailletz

Aux Trois Mailletz is the best underground cabaret and piano bar you’ll visit. 

Are you looking to let a little loose on your 30th? Aux Trois Mailletz has an upstairs piano bar with live music, and downstairs you’ll find a cozy, intimate cabaret lounge. The 14th-century cabaret serves lovely cocktails, wine, and food. Keep in mind that although this is a cabaret, there’s nothing R-rated about this place. It’s more about live, interactive music late at night. You can stay here until the wee hours of the morning, enjoying some of the best live entertainment in town. Plus, if you let the wait staff know it’s your birthday, you’ll be treated to some extra special attention. Get ready to have them sing “Happy Birthday,” and you may even be asked to get up on stage and dance! This place is usually packed with other folks who are just looking to have a good time. Calm, friendly, and helpful waitresses are there to keep refilling your glass all night long. 

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Let the show begin with an unforgettable visit to the world famous Moulin Rouge

Catch Paris’s most popular show, Moulin Rouge

This risqué world-famous cabaret has been thrilling audiences since 1900. You can choose a time slot that works best for you and your friends, sit back and watch the show. If you’re looking to really turn this night into a party, order a bottle of champagne to toast the lucky birthday boy or girl. They also serve world-class meals. Once the curtain drops, Moulin Rouge transforms into a world-renowned show with dancers, musicians, and showgirls that will mesmerize you. Note that this event isn’t suitable for children, and proper attire is a must. If you show up to Moulin Rouge in shorts or a t-shirt, you’ll most likely be turned away. What sounds like more fun than to get all dressed up and head to one of the most famous venues on the planet! Once you experience it for yourself, you’ll understand why Moulin Rouge has been the setting for so many music videos, songs, and movies around the world. 

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Soak in all the sights and scenes of Paris with an amazing tour hosted by Interactive City Tours

The ultimate all in one day in Paris is yours with the Interactive City Tour

If you’re traveling to Paris for your 30th birthday, then surely you’ll want to soak up as much culture as humanly possible while on your trip. On this fun tour, you and your fellow birthday buddies will discover Paris’s most famous sights and monuments, all in one afternoon. You will be escorted up to the 3rd floor of the Eiffel Tower to catch all of the best breathtaking views. This tour, in particular, is special because it includes a bus tour and an hour-long boat ride along the Seine. Anyone visiting Paris for the first time will get to see all of the city’s hottest places in one shot. Expert tour guides will entertain, inform, and allow you to immerse yourself in Parisian culture fully. A city with so much incredible history has to be explored. This is the perfect birthday party in Paris for anyone traveling with a couple of close friends, their spouses, or family members. Plus, if you have little ones, the kids are welcome on tour as well. 


Celebrating your birthday in Paris sounds like a dream come true with all these incredible options. Be sure to bring the camera and capture every moment you have in one of the most romantic, historical, and delicious cities on the planet!