July 14, 2020 in Paris: closed streets and traffic restrictions for Bastille Day!

Published by Caroline J. · Photos by My B. · Published on 13 July 2020 at 11h36 · Updated on 13 July 2020 at 12h34
Hey friends! Bastille Day is just around the corner. But this year, because of the current health context, specific guidelines are set up to avoid big gatherings and enable social distancing. Let's discover the access restrictions as well as the metro stations closed on that day.

Each July 14 or Bastille Day, the same thing happens. The day is shaken up. From 10 a.m., the traditional military parade on the Champs-Elysées and the firework let off from the Eiffel Tower.

Yet, because of the current health context, Bastille Day 2020 will be adapted in Paris. As the city authorities say: "because of the health context and the current guidelines, especially the ban of gatherings over 5,000 people, celebrations in Paris cannot be held with crowds as it used to be. The city of Paris and the Paris police prefect have decided to adapt the event to the exceptional circumstances with special organizing modalities, calling in for responsabilities and civic sense of Parisians".

This year, Paris concert will take place without crowds. As for the July 14's firework, Parisians will not be able to gather around the Eiffel tower to attend it - as they used to do.

Traffic restrictions in Paris on July 14, 2020

As implemented by a police decree, a wide exclusion area will be set up around the site to make sure the firework is safe and to prevent any gathering of people. "This area will be watched by Paris officers" the authorities say.

Access restrictions will be implemented from 11 a.m. on the Champ-de-Mars and from 4 p.m. around the Trocadéro and on the Pont d'Iéna.

Then, from 7 p.m., a large area covering from the Pont de Grenelle bridge and all the way to the Pont de l'Alma bridge, including the Champ-de-Mars and the Trocadéro, will be strictly banned to the public. Note that only locals, and people staying at hotels and professionals on a mission will be able to go there upon documents.

This year, Parisians are invited to follow the show live on TV from 11 p.m. on France 2.

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Tweet reads: "July 14 | As for the governmental ceremony planned this Tuesday July 14, 2020, find all the security and circulation plan in the capital.
Check the press release to know more".

Please note that for cars, the Police Prefecture recommends them to very widely go around all areas involved and use the following routes:

  • North: Avenue des Ternes (17th), and boulevards de Courcelles (8th), des Batignolles (8th, 17th), and Clichy (9th, 18th);
  • East: Boulevards Saint-Michel, Sébastopol, and Strasbourg;
  • South: grands boulevards (Montparnasse, Pont Royal, Hôpital);
  • West: boulevards des Maréchaux or beltway

Moreover, several metro stations are closed within the area banned and around.

Metro stations banned on July 14, 2020 in Paris

Stations closed during the governmental ceremonoy on Tuesday July 14, 2020 and from the beginning of service:

  • Line 1: Charles de Gaulle-Etoile, George V, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Champs-Elysées-Clémenceau, Concorde, Tuileries 
  • Line 2: Charles de Gaulle-Etoile
  • Line 6: Charles de Gaulle-Etoile
  • Line 8: Concorde 
  • Line 9: Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Line 12: Concorde 
  • Line 13: Champs-Elysées-Clémenceau
  • RER A: Charles de Gaulle-Etoile

Stations closed for the show on Tuesday July 14, 2020 from 7 p.m.:

  • Line 6: Kléber, Boissière, Passy, Trocadéro, Bir Hackeim, Dupleix, La Motte Picquet, Cambronne, Sèvres-Lecourbe 
  • Line 8: La Tour Maubourg, Ecole Militaire, Invalides, La Motte Picquet
  • Line 9 : Trocadéro, Alma Marceau, Iéna, Rue de la Pompe
  • Line 10: Javel, La Motte Picquet, Eglise d'Auteuil, Emile Zola, Boulogne Pont de St Cloud, Boulogne Jean Jaurès, Chardon Lagache, Charles Michel, Michel Ange Auteuil, Michel Ange-Molitor, Mirabeau, Porte d'Auteuil, Ségur 
  • Line 13: Invalides, Saint François Xavier, Varenne
  • RER C: Pont de l'Alma, Tour Eiffel, Champ de Mars, Kennedy Radio France, Javel, Invalides 

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
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