Outings | What to do in Paris for the 14th of July 2022 ?

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Did you spot this July 14, 2022 day off ? This year, french national holiday falls on a Thursday, July 14, 2022, the opportunity to put down the Friday and enjoy a well-deserved 4-day long weekend.

Give yourself a few days off in the heart of summer; rediscover the Ile-de-France region from another angle and in particular Paris. On the occasion of July 14th, french Capital offers many concerts, popular balls and fireworks for the pleasure of all.

With the lifting of health restrictions, Hotel Reseda is looking forward to welcoming back its tourists from France and elsewhere!

July 14, 2022 program in Paris

The July 14th military parade

From 10 am, follow the ceremonies of commemoration of the Bastille Day with the passage of the French Patrol in the air above the Arc de Triomphe, the parade of the various military corps, the descent of the Champs Elysees by President Emmanuel Macron. The July 14 parade is a tradition that has its origins in the Third Republic. It refers to the taking of the Bastille by the revolutionaries. But it is also a way for France to show off its armies after the defeat against the Prussians. To admire the festivities, you can follow the event from the Champs Elysées avenue and the Place de la Concorde.

The classical music concert

Classical music lovers, go to the gardens of the sumptuous Champs-de-Mars in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. From 9:15 pm, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, great names in classical music will gather to offer spectators a unique symphonic concert. Organized by the Orchestre National de France, the Maîtrise and the Chœur de Radio France and presented by Stéphane Bern, the show will be broadcast live on France 2. This will be followed by a grandiose fireworks display from the Trocadero. Free access without reservation.

Follow the program on the Radio France website here.

The fireworks of July 14th in Paris

If there is one firework not to be missed during your stay in Paris, it is the one that will light up the Eiffel Tower. Launched from the Trocadero, this majestic fireworks display is announced on the evening of July 14th at 11pm. Don’t forget to arrive early! This area is very popular with visitors, Parisians or not, who come early to find the best spot and have a picnic.

Celebrate the 14th of July weekend in Paris

Escape for a boat ride, as a couple or with your family.

Want to take your time and admire Paris from the water? Take a cruise on the Seine on board a boat or a fly boat. Several companies offer special July 14th evening cruises. You will be able to admire the fireworks and enjoy an unforgettable dinner cruise on the banks of the Seine.

To help you make your choice, the website Come to Paris has listed some of the best dinner cruises on the Seine to enjoy the July 14th fireworks comfortably (but remember to book early!). More info HERE.

On July 14th, some national museums and tourist places like the Louvre museum are free in Paris. Take the opportunity to (re)discover unusual places like the Catacombs of Paris, the Invalides or the Grévin museum. You should also know that the “Grandes Eaux musicales de Versailles” will offer an additional date for their magical show on Thursday, July 14, from 8:30 pm to 11:05 pm. On the menu: light and water effects, a musical and pyrotechnical show in the magnificent gardens of the Château de Versailles (78). If you want to spend July 14th with your family and children, you can take them to one of the most traditional fairs of the capital: La Fête des Tuileries in the center of Paris, or La Fête des Loges, in Saint-Germain-en-Laye (78). Rides, attractions and cotton candy that will delight both children and adults.

So, get your diaries ready and think about anticipating your visit!

The 3 star Hotel Reseda will be happy to welcome you, as a couple, with your family or friends to celebrate the national holiday. Enjoy a summer break in the city of lights at the best rate. Pet lovers? Our hotel accepts pets for an additional fee of 10€. Our guests particularly appreciate our excellent location, the cleanliness of our rooms and the friendliness of our staff.

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