The Fête Nationale on July 14th is always a great occasion in Paris. When you stay at the Hotel du Danube, you can easily enjoy all the events of this extraordinary day and experience the friendly and festive ambiance that pervades the capital. Here are some suggestions for you…
Not to be missed on Bastille Day
Each year, the Champs-Élysées is decked out in decorative splendour and filled with people who come to admire the military parade that passes by on the way to the Arc de Triomphe. The Foreign Legion and the Republican Guards are a major draw while the precision aerobatics of the Patrouille de France are always thrilling and awe-inspiring. In the evening, you can attend the grand Radio-France symphony concert at the foot of the Eiffel Tower featuring the Orchestre National de France and leading international soloists. Currently, the programme remains secret. And, afterwards, you will be well placed to enjoy the spectacular fireworks display over the Champs de Mars.
Celebrate July 14th
Among the much-appreciated traditions of the Fête Nationale, the firemen's ball remains a great favourite. Head to the barracks of the 6th arrondissement, very close to the Hôtel du Danube, and dance the night away. With various kinds of music and a warm and family-friendly atmosphere, everyone has a good time. You can also go to the Paris Longchamp racecourse to get comfortable on the lawn, watch nine gallop races, have a meal and then dance to electro music. Top DJs participate and make it one of the essential events of the summer.
There’s so many ways to celebrate Bastille Day in Paris. Whether you prefer to opt for the essentials, head to the most fashionable places or enjoy a more family-friendly experience, the Hotel du Danube team will be happy to help you plan your July 14th.
Hotel du Danube, a 3 star hotel in the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district