Are there fireworks on Bastille Day?

This festive occasion brings people together and offers 2 days of exceptional free entertainment: a military parade, cultural programme, an outdoor operatic concert, and most of all, breathtaking fireworks.

What happened on Bastille Day July 14th?

The national day of France is celebrated in remembrance of the fall of Bastille on July 14, 1789. It was on this day when an angry crowd stormed and captured the military fortress and prison (Bastille) where political prisoners were held captive.

Where can I watch Bastille Day fireworks?

Where to Watch the Bastille Day Fireworks

  • La Tour d’Argent. The fête begins in the morning, with the military parade in the presence of President Macron & Co.
  • La Réserve.
  • Girafe.
  • Les Ombres.
  • Le Molitor x Rooftop.
  • Le Pley Rooftop Terrace.

What happened on the day of the Bastille?

On 14 July 1789, a state prison on the east side of Paris, known as the Bastille, was attacked by an angry and aggressive mob. When the prison governor refused to comply, the mob charged and, after a violent battle, eventually took hold of the building.

Will there be fireworks at the Eiffel Tower this year?

The magnificent firework show has been let off from the Eiffel Tower on Bastille Day, on July 14, 2021 once again. This year, the pyrotechnic show was themed on Liberty and let off with an audience limited to 15,000 people upon health pass. Every year, thousands of people enjoy the Eiffel Tower firework show.

What is special about July 14th?

Bastille Day, in France and its overseas départements and territories, holiday marking the anniversary of the fall on July 14, 1789, of the Bastille, in Paris. Originally built as a medieval fortress, the Bastille eventually came to be used as a state prison.

Are there fireworks at the Eiffel Tower?

As every year on the occasion of the French national holiday, the city of Paris offers a fireworks display. It will be fired on Monday, July 14th at 11:00 pm from the Eiffel Tower, the Iena bridge and the Trocadero gardens.

Is the Eiffel Tower still standing 2020?

In the context of the COVID-19 outbreak and the latest government health measures, the Eiffel Tower is closed from March 13th, 9pm, for an indefinite period of time.

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