Preparing for Bastille Day in Paris


The preparations for the celebrations of Bastille Day in Paris are taking shape with the installations and facilities being currently set up. Here are a few photos taken over the last few days in the French capital…

Bastille Day in Paris is an exceptional day with a giant military parade on the Champs-Élysées, spectacular fireworks at the Eiffel Tower and a multitude of picnics organised in the many districts and arrondissements in the city.

From the summit of the Arc de Triomphe we observed that the markings have already been painted on the street for the military parade:
Place de l'Etoile © French Moments

Place de l’Etoile © French Moments

At the Place de la Concorde, the official gallery is already ready. This is where the French President will take sit to preside the giant military parade (here seen from the Tuileries Garden):
Axe Historique drapeau français © French Moments
Soon the avenue des Champs-Élysées will be decorated by hundreds of tricolour flags…
Champs-Élysées Bastille Day © French Moments
And a gigantic French flag will be attached under the arches of the Arc de Triomphe:
Arc de Triomphe Bastille Day © French Moments
A large unit of police forces will be deployed during the events to avoid any potential threat and offer security to the masses of visitors gathered along the avenue.


About Author

Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. In 2014 he moved back to Europe from Sydney with his wife and daughter to be closer to their families and to France. He has a background teaching French and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations and a degree of Economics and Management.

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