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Bastille Day Fireworks in Paris

On Bastille Day, (Fète Nationale14 July 2019) there is a major fireworks display around the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Trocadero,

The French national holiday on July 14 is a huge celebratory event in Paris. From morning to night, a raft of exceptional events make this anniversary an especially festive one. With a military parade, evenings with dancing, and a fireworks display there is something for all tastes and ages. A quality programme full of varied events not to be missed!

The July 14 military parade will be the highpoint of the national holiday ceremonies. The parade will highlight the regiments of the French military, which will parade in the morning – see

on the night of both 13/14 July and 14/15 July there will be the Firemans’ Balls held in local Fire houses for charity. There may be an entrance fee. If not, the traditional ‘barrel’ will be left out for those who wish to make donations.The money collected will be used to improve the working conditions of staff. see bastille-day-in-paris

(2015) If you cannot be in Paris for the festivities you can still join in by going to an online website set up by the Mayor of Paris. Starts at 11pm (French time CET)

Why not stay in a charming self-catering apartment Trocadero Apartment

By High Speed Train TGV to ParisTGV


Every year since 1880, the French Republic has celebrated its national day on the 14th July, Bastille Day. The festivities begin in the morning, with the traditional military parade on the Avenue des Champs Elysées. After preparing all year, the military troops will parade down the city’s most beautiful avenue before a huge crowd of spectators, and the French President. An aerial show will also take place in the skies above Paris, delighting children and adults alike. Aeroplanes and helicopters from the French army and air force will show off their skill and dexterity in the air.

In the evening, a grand concert takes place. Around 11pm, the sky is lit up with a magnificent firework display over Paris. lasting around 30 minutes, people gather all over the city to watch the amazing spectacle which takes a different theme each year. The celebrations continue with parties at the fire stations around the city.

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