July 14, 2020. Bastille Day celebrations
Bastille Day is the French National Day. That is why it is better known as La Fête Nationale or the Quatorze Juillet (which stands for July 14th). If you are lucky enough to be in Paris this July 2020, don’t miss the chance to participate in this unique celebration in the city.
Bastille Day celebrations traditionally take place on July 14, 2020. Like every year, this 14 July is going to be the day to celebrate the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789. It is a historic turning point for the success of the French Revolution. This year, celebrations will be different because of the Coronavirus social distancing rules. Here is how French people will celebrate Bastille Day in Paris in 2020.
Bastille Day 2020 celebrations
Traditionally, Bastille Day celebrations begin with military ceremonies and military parades along Champs-Elysees. Also, there usually is a fireworks show at the Eiffel Tower at 11 pm. Another traditional celebration for the French National Day in Paris is the Bals des Pompiers (Firemen’s Balls). Given the complex situation, most of the traditional celebrations won’t be held this year. Anyway, there are still some places to go on July 14!
The military ceremony will still be held, even if it will be restricted to a number of invited guests. Also, most news about fireworks, the firemen’s’ balls, and dinner cruises on the Seine are to be announced.
During Bastille Day 2020, you can still celebrate French culture on your own. Whether celebrations will be official or not, you can still know French culture better without taking risks.
You can visit the Paris Conciergerie, the prison where Marie Antoinette spent her last days. Also, Paris Conciergerie is the place to go for those who would like to know everything about the history of France. Also, taking a cruise on the Seine is one of the most-loved ways to celebrate July 14 by exploring the city!