Happy Bastille day !

Happy Bastille day !

Bastille Day on July 14th, France’s National Day, is one of the year’s most eagerly awaited events. This year, Paris is set to offer a spectacular celebration, made even more memorable by the Summer Games. Here’s everything you need to know to enjoy this special day.

The July 14th Parade

For only the second time in history, the military parade will take place on Avenue Foch, highlighting "sports and the military" as well as the 80th anniversary of the Liberation of France. This majestic event will bring together French troops and international guests, offering an exceptional visual spectacle.

The Flame in Paris

A symbol of unity and athletic excellence, the Flame will descend the Champs-Élysées before passing by the Grand and Petit Palais, the Luxembourg Gardens, the Olympia, Place Vendôme, the Louvre, and the Centre Pompidou. The closing ceremony will be held at the Place de l'Hôtel de Ville.

Celebrations at Hôtel de Ville

The Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, also known as the Esplanade of Liberation, will host the closing ceremony of this historic day. Illuminated by the Flame, it will offer a unique and festive atmosphere.

Eiffel Tower Fireworks

In the evening, a spectacular fireworks display, accompanied by a symphony orchestra, will light up the Eiffel Tower. This grand pyrotechnic show will provide an unforgettable panoramic view of Paris, with colorful explosions and celestial patterns harmonizing with the music.

Firefighters' Balls

The traditional firefighters' balls will be held in various fire stations across Paris, allowing everyone to dance and celebrate until the early morning, experiencing the conviviality and festive spirit of the capital.

Accessibility and Comfort

The event will be accessible to all, with specially arranged areas for people with reduced mobility and giant screens installed in public areas, allowing more people to follow the fireworks display.

Plan Your Evening

The reception team at Hôtel Moderniste is available to help you organize your evening. Whether it’s finding the best spot to watch the fireworks, reserving a table at a restaurant, or planning other activities, we are here to assist you! And of course, don’t hesitate to check the schedule on the official tourism office website!

An Unforgettable Day

July 14, 2024, in Paris promises an unforgettable experience, reinforcing the sense of unity and celebration. Whether you are a local or a visitor, this day will be remembered as a grand celebration of liberty, equality, and fraternity.

Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of Bastille Day in Paris and enjoy this exceptional day!

Photo ©Yann Caradec from Paris, FranceCC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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