Many celebrations take place across France on Bastille Day (14 July 2012). but one of the most spectacular must be the firework display over the magical, medieval city of Carcassonne (11 Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon).
From 10.30pm at night and best seen from the banks of the Aude river there will be a 25 minute extravanza with flames of blue, white, yellow, green red, gold and a grandiose crowning piece. More than 1200 impacts in 6 seconds over 600 metres of frontage.
For more info see www.carcassonne.org