Bastille Day 2024

12:00pm 13 Jul - 11:30pm 14 Jul, 2024

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Paris, France

Bastille Day 2024: the True Glory and Joy of Independence

The French Republic celebrates its national day on 14th July, also known as Bastille Day. It has been celebrated since 1880, but in France they call it the Fête nationale. A glimpse of history tells us that in the late 1700s, the French were the victims of the harsh rule of the Bourbon monarchy. The beginning of French Revolution started when the troops stormed the Bastilles, on July 14, 1789.

Out-of-towners and foreigners plan their Parisian getaways around this event so that they will not miss out on the jubilations. 

“So beautiful and enthralling are the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris that thousands travel to the city of love to view it for themselves.”

Your experience at Bastille Day

The Bastille Day proceedings begin with the traditional military parade on the Champs Elysées Avenue – the largest and oldest consistent military parade across Europe.

The military troops parade down the most beautiful avenue in the city, in the attendance of an enormous crowd as well as the President of France himself.

Then, the event proceeds to the aerial show performed by the French Army and Air Force where they demonstrate their spectacular skills in the sky in fighter planes and helicopters. Both kids and adults alike are enchanted by this extraordinary aerial demonstration.

The French military school cadets and the French Navy also participate in the parade, which comes to an end with a parade by the Paris Fire Brigade.

The event also includes musical performances from well-known artists along with mesmerizing dance performances. Later, close to midnight, a great concert takes place and for half an hour, the sky lights up with the most impressive fireworks display.

Where to view Bastille Day Event

The event takes place in Paris et Île-de-France – 75 Paris.

How to get around Paris

It is not wrong to say that Paris is a walking city. If you explore on foot you will get to experience many beautiful sights throughout the city.

In Paris you can also find Velib bikes, which you can use to explore the city. It can easily be rented at any station around the city. You can also purchase a 7 day ticket.

Well, one of the quickest ways to commute is to take the Metro. It might be bit crowded but it’s very effective if you want to reach somewhere quickly. Tickets can be easily purchased by using the ticket machine at every stop.

It’s highly recommended to book your taxi in advance. There are different Taxi services in Paris like G7 or Taxis Bleus. Uber has also started its service in Paris, so using Uber is also a great option.

Where to stay in Paris

You have countless accommodation options available when it comes to staying in Paris.

The Louvre (1st Arrondissement) is famous for its luxury hotels with a classy atmosphere, but it might be a bit costly.

If you want to live in a crowded place to get to know more about Paris Le Marais – 4th Arrondissement would be an ideal place for you to stay. If you don’t want to spend much on accommodation then go for The Latin Quarter – 5th Arrondissement.

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Things to do in Paris

If you love shopping, you will keep quite busy in Paris! There many Parisian shopping malls to explore, some of the prominent ones being Galerie ViviennePassage des PanoramasGalerie Véro-Dodat, and Passage Colbert.

There are also numerous historical and art museums to explore throughout the city, as well as striking scenic locations like parks and gardens. Be sure to visit the city’s royal medieval chapel, Sainte-Chappelle, as well as the Louvre Museum, and the Moulin Rouge Show.

What can be more exciting than dining at the Eiffel Tower? On 58 Tour Eiffel at the first level, you can find several restaurants opened for delicious lunch and dinner with breathtaking views of the city.

Le Jules Verne is the top-most recommended restaurants with authentic French cuisines located just one floor up on the second level. On the third level there is a Champagne bar, where you can wrap up your evening with a glass of French bubbly.

Bastille Day 2024 Dates

Bastille Day takes place on July 13-14, 2024. 

Photo Credit: CNA, Meetup, Paris Mania, Thomas Collins Photography, Wallpaper Geeks

France Travel Tips:

Plan ahead: Book your perfect trip with our France travel guide and destination information. Does France require a visa? Check the visa requirements before you get caught up during your travel.

Spend money wisely: Take public transport and dine in from time to time are common saving tips during traveling. How to spend money wisely in France? Make use of technology. There’s an app for everything.

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