Enjoy Bastille Day in the great Parisian tradition
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If there’s a day when respecting tradition is a real pleasure, it’s July 14th; Bastille Day. Book your room at the Hotel Vice Versa and our team will give you all the tips and info you need to make the most of this popular day of festivities, with its military parade, air show and fireworks display.
The parade on the Champs-Elysées
Even if you have little interest in the military, you’ll find yourself carried away by the spectacle, prestige and atmosphere of the Bastille Day parade on July 14th. Firstly, it’s always good to see the most beautiful avenue in the world totally free of cars. This perspective then lends itself wonderfully to the parade of regiments, some of which are particularly colourful, such as the French Foreign Legion and the Republican Guard. Finally comes the highlight of the show; the thrill of the Patrouille de France aerobatic team, whose Alpha Jets fill the skies above the capital with tricolour smoke plumes.
The fireworks display
What would Bastille Day be without its fireworks? The dynamic display launched from the Champs de Mars is simply sublime. The vast lawns of the park welcome the thousands of Parisians and visitors who can enjoy a picnic and an aperitif and relax while waiting for sunset. Then, the first multihued corollas of flame invade the sky, their illumination superbly emphasising the elegant lines of the Eiffel Tower and reflecting off the Seine. A prodigious show that we never tire of!
Experience the great tradition that is Bastille Day by attending the military parade and the air show of the Patrouille de France as well as the gigantic fireworks display. You’ll then be ready to return, tired but happy, to your room at the Vice Versa for some blissful relaxation.
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