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Enjoy Bastille Day in Paris

Enjoy Bastille Day in Paris

On July 14th, all of France stops to experience the Fête Nationale, often referred to throughout the world as Bastille Day, in all its glory. In Paris, the celebration takes on a very special flavour with a packed schedule of special events. During your summer stay at the Hôtel Marais Bastille, experience a Parisian July 14th, with its unmissable events, trendy parties and popular balls. Here’s an overview…


The quintessence of a Parisian Bastille Day

On the morning of July 14th, head to the Champs-Élysées for an unmissable spectacle: the military parade! Each year, an enthusiastic crowd acclaims the might and splendour of the French armed forces as they march along an avenue cleared of all traffic to the Arc de Triomphe. Military bands, the Foreign Legion, the Republican Guard and many more units proudly parade with enviable precision, their uniforms and insignia gleaming in the sun. The parade has also been open in recent years to civilian organisations that devote themselves to the nation, and to units from nations allied to France. Finally, the highlight of the show is undoubtedly the Patrouille de France precision aerobatics team as they demonstrate their breath-taking skills in the Parisian sky.  


The Eiffel Tower at the heart of Bastille Day

In the evening, the Champs de Mars becomes the centre of the festivities. The evening begins with a big free concert organised by Radio France. International performers from the world of classical music join the Orchestre National de France and the Chœur de Radio France to perform great works from the classical repertoire. The evening climaxes at 23:00 with a stunning fireworks display. The Parisian sky and the Eiffel Tower blaze with a multitude of colours and sparkles in a unique sound and light creation.


No Bastille Day is complete without dancing!

Finally, among the traditions of July 14th, the popular ball is also a privileged occasion. After two years limited by health constraints, there is no doubt that it will be an immense pleasure to rediscover the warm and good-natured atmosphere of the firefighters' balls that take place in the Parisian barracks of the fire service. All generations find themselves on the dance floor, strutting their stuff to a wide selection of popular music. The Hôtel Marais Bastille team can direct you to the nearest firefighter ball. Finally, if you’re a fan of electronic music and trendy parties, don’t miss the Garden Party at the Hippodrome Paris Longchamp. To the rhythm of horse racing, with your feet in the grass, you can sip a glass of champagne or a fruit juice while listening to sets by top DJs.


Bastille Day in Paris is always an exceptional occasion. With the Hôtel Marais Bastille as your base, you can get to the liveliest points of the capital quickly and easily to make the most of every moment of the Fête Nationale. Military parade, concert, fireworks, popular balls, don’t miss any part of this grand celebration of freedom!




Photo: Thomas

Hotel Marais Bastille, a 3-star hotel a few steps from Place de la Bastille

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