Your Bastille Day, just a stone's throw from the Bastille
Published on 1 June 2023, dans Events
Why not experience Bastille Day where it all began, at the Bastille? Stay at the Hotel Marais Bastille over the weekend of July 14th and discover the warm and festive atmosphere of the capital during the National Day of France. Between the unmissable military parade, a fireworks display, and the Firefighters' Ball, Paris has other great surprises in store for you. Here are just a few…
The "classics" of Bastille Day
A key feature of Bastille Day in Paris is, of course, the military parade on the Champs-Élysées. It brings to mind vivid images of the Patrouille de France aerobatics team buzzing the Arc de Triomphe, the gleaming splendour of the Republican Guard and the dazzling white of the ceremonial uniform of the legionnaires. The parade goes from the Place de l'Etoile to the Place de la Concorde, passing along the tree shaded Champs-Élysées, so you are sure to find a suitable vantage point from which to enjoy the spectacle and experience the public fervour. Later, as evening begins, you can head to the Champs-de-Mars to attend the great traditional Bastille Day concert. Great classical compositions mingle with more popular refrains played by the symphony orchestra in a friendly and good-natured atmosphere. This rousing performance will put you in the mood for nightfall and the climax of the show: the magnificent fireworks display around the Eiffel Tower. It’s an awe-inspiring sight to enjoy from, for example, the terraces of the Trocadéro.
Dancing on Bastille Day
The Fête Nationale would not be the same without the occasion’s traditional popular balls. Head to the firefighters’ barracks of Paris, starting on the evening of July 13th to dance and swing, with family or friends, at the Firefighters' Ball. The Sévigné barracks awaits you about a ten-minute walk from the Hotel Marais Bastille. On the evening of the 14th, you’ll have a choice between the Montmartre barracks and those of Port Royal, a little further away but just as welcoming. Many bars and nightclubs also organise special evenings for the occasion. If you want to check those out, our team will be happy to share its favourites with you. Or you can experience a festive July 14th at the Paris Longchamp racecourse. In addition to the Garden Party with a DJ set that will keep you dancing to the end of the night, several gallop races are scheduled, and food trucks invite you to dine while relaxing on the grass. Finally, treat yourself to a prestigious Bastille Day celebration by boarding a cruise ship, a famous Bateau-Mouche. In addition to enjoying a gourmet dinner, you can watch the magnificent fireworks display from the vantage point of the Seine. A must!
Paris is donning her loveliest finery to celebrate Bastille Day. By staying at the Hotel Marais Bastille, you will truly be at the heart of the event. Our team can advise you on how to make the most of all the activities planned.
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Hotel Marais Bastille, a 3-star hotel a few steps from Place de la Bastille