Bastille day facts in 2013

Here all you have to known about this bastille day and how french people enjoy that holiday:

    What is it?

    Celebrations and décorations: what to do on that day?

    My recipes: how to enjoy the most?

    Special food or not?

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What is Bastille day?

It’s a holiday in France to commerorate the assault of the jail called “La Bastille”. It’s was a symbol for all the royal tyranny. Since 1880, the 14th of July is the french national day, called “fête nationale”. It's the day to see a marvellous firework beside the Eiffel Tower!


Bastille day celebration and decoration in Paris

Arc de Triomphe

• On the “champs Elysée” watch the military review at 10:00.

• A firework near the Eiffel tower: begin at 23:00 for 35 minutes.

• Special décoration on the “champs elysée” with a lot of flag.

Information on this official website


Fireworks on Eiffel Tower


L'intégralité du feu d'artifice du 14 juillet... par mairiedeparis

Where shall we dance?

The “bal”: here where you can dance all night!

    - Rousseau - 21 rue du Jour 75001 Paris : On 13th and 14th of July

    - Sévigné - 7/9 rue de Sévigné 75004 Paris : On 13th and 14th of July

    - Arènes de Lutèce - 4 rue Monge 75005 Paris : On 13th of July

    - Colombier - 11 rue du Vieux Colombier 75006 Paris : on 13th and 14th of July

    - Blanche - 28 rue Blanche 75009 Paris : On 13th of July

    - Landon - 188 quai de Valmy 75010 Paris : on 13th of July

    - Chaligny - 26, rue de Chaligny 75012 Paris : On 13th and 14th of July

    - Port Royal - 53-55 bd de Port Royal 75013 Paris : on 13th and 14th of July

    - Massena - 37 bd Massena 75013 Paris : on 13th and 14th of july

    - Grenelle - 6 place Violet 75015 Paris : on 13th and 14th of July

    - Boursault - 27 rue Boursault 75017 Paris : on 13th of July

    - CQG - Voie publique, 1 place Jules Renard 75017 PARIS : on 13th of July

    - Montmartre - 12 rue Carpeaux 75018 Paris : the 13th of July

    - Bitche - 2 place de Bitche 75019 Paris : on the 13th of July

    - Ménilmontant - 47 rue Saint-Fargeau 75020 Paris : 13th of July


My Bastille Day Tips

•To enjoy the most, don’t use your car and come early: all the road near the Eiffel tower will be closed.

• Come with kids game, your food and sit on the “champs de Mars”: it’s a big garden just beside the Eiffel tower. At 18:00 you’ ll have a free concert.

• Trocadero will be closed for the public.

• The Rer station (Javel, Invalides et Austerlitz) will be closed at 20:00 and won’t open again.

• Station Iena, Alma Marceau, Tour Maubourg will closed at 19:00 and won’t open.

• On that day, you can’t use Velib around the Eiffel tower.

• Be patient and you ‘ll have a magic evening.

• With the kids, it could be difficult because the show begin at 23:00!

• Use this station:

    - ligne 8 : La Motte-Piquet

    - ligne 6 : Dupleix, Cambronne

    - ligne 10 : Emile Zola, La Motte-Piquet, Ségur

    - ligne 13 : St-François-Xavier, Varenne


Special food or not?

On that day, we don't eat or drink something special. It's an holiday, so we just want to have fun and enjoy the fireworks. You can see one in almost all the town in France.

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Enjoy the Bastille day!

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