Bastille Day

On July 14

Importances of Bastille Day

Bastille Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille on July 14th, 1789, by the Parisian revolutionaries.

Bastille Day became the French national holiday one year later, during the "Fete de la Federation", on July 14th, 1790.

History of Bastille

There is a large military parade in Paris in the morning of July 14. Service men and women from various units, including cadets from military schools, the French Navy and the French Foreign Legion, participate in the parade. The parade ends with the Paris Fire Brigade. Military aircraft fly over the parade route during the parade. The French president opens the parade and reviews the troops and thousands of people line the route. Other people spend the day quietly and eat a celebratory meal or picnic with family and close friends.

Bastille Day

Sunday, July 14th 2013 at 9am-11pm

Champs Elysees, near Etoiles

The military parade will start at 9 am on the Champs Elysees, near Etoiles. It will go on until noon.
Fireworks will be launched at 10.30 pm from the Trocadero, near the Eiffel tower. The theme of the soundtrack is Disco so get ready for some interesting dance moves !

What To Do At Bastille Day!

Military and Civilian Parades starts at 9 am.

Musical Performances starts at 12:30 pm.

Communal Meals starts at 1:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Dances Starts at 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm.