What to do on July 14, 2017 in Paris and Ile de France

On July 14, 2017 in Paris, we celebrate Bastille Day. The day sounds already busy: between official commemorations and local festivities, it will make your head spin. If you do not know where to start, you should follow the guide!

Are you looking for outing ideas to make the best of French National Day on July 14, 2017, as it is a bank holiday in France? Sortiraparis has unearthed some ideas so that you can enjoy your day.

Défilé aérien du 14 juillet 2017 : l'US air Force aux côtés de la Patrouille de FranceMilitary airshow
On July 14, 2017, Bastille Day will provide you with a military airshow. Whether you are in Paris itself or in its surroundings, you will be able to look up and attend the show! We do not know yet who the participants of the airshow will be, but there is one sure thing: the air demonstration squadron United States Air Force Thunderbirds will be in.

La vidéo du feu d'artifice de Paris 2014Bastille Day fireworks 2017 in Paris
Bastille Day highlight is the famous fireworks at the Eiffel Tower. This pyrotechnics show, both spectacular and magical, brings delight and pride to Parisians. Discover now the musical programming! 

Feux d'artifice 2012 en Ile de FranceBastille Day fireworks 2017 in Île de France
Discover now the most beautiful Bastille Day fireworks 2017 in Paris and its region. This year again, wonderful pyrotechnics shows are being performed along with the very French firemen’s balls and other animations. Whether you are more into a classic show at the Trocadéro, a royal show in Versailles or a magical show at Disneyland, discover our selection for exceptional fireworks in Paris. 

Concert du 14 juillet 2014 au Champs de Mars à ParisBastille Day 2017 Concert in Paris Champs de Mars
To end Bastille Day 2017 on a high note, the Orchestre national de France and the Chœur and the Maîtrise de Radio France awaits you on the Champ de Mars for a free and fine opera concert at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in presence of the greatest international singers and artists. 

Fête nationale 2017 : le Grand Bal au Grand PalaisBastille Day 2017: a Great Ball at the Grand Palais
On Bastille Day, the Grand Palais hosts a Great public dance on Thursday July 13, 2017. The show is free and is imagined by José Montalvo. It will pay tribute to the beauty of the world, of humans, the resistance and cruelty of the world, of life and humans. You can reserve your ticket from June 9, 2017!

Les Musées et Monuments ouverts ce 1er MaiMuseums and monuments open on July 14, 2017
July 14, 2017 is Bastille Day, French National Day. On this bank holiday, several museums and monuments are open, so you can make the most of it to know more about French history!

Les plus belles terrasses de ParisMost beautiful terraces in Paris
Sunny days are here again and summer will be here before you know it! So what could be more appropriate than enjoying the city’s terrace spaces? For a little spot surrounded by greenery, an unobstructed view of the Paris rooftops or secret spots, we have it all in this guide to Parisian terraces!

Les Centres Commerciaux ouverts le lundi de Pâques, 6 avril 2015Shopping malls open on Bastille Day
Sunny days are back and it is time to get some new clothes! So, let’s enjoy Bastille Day to go shopping... Here is a guide of the shopping malls open on this public holiday.

Le guide des parcs d'attractions à ParisThe best theme parks in Paris and its surroundings
New year, new features ! Check out what the theme parks and fairgrounds of Paris and its surroundings have in store for you in 2017. Don’t waste another minute and spend some quality time with your friends and family.

La Fête des Tuileries de retourTuileries funfair 2017
From Saturday June 24 to Sunday August 27, 2017, the Tuileries funfair will be back. Do not miss this incredible human-size family funfair in full heart of Paris. 

Les Piscines découvertes à ParisSwimming pools open on July 14, 2017
Feel like going for a swim on Bastille Day? Find here and now which swimming pools are open on Bastille Day so that you can cool off.

FG Garden Party le 14 juillet 2017 à l'hippodrome de Saint-CloudFG Garden Party on July 14, 2017 at the Hippodrome de Saint-Cloud
The famous FG Garden Party is back! Head to Saint-Cloud racetrack on Friday July 14 for an incredible day full of horse races and exclusive DJ sets to dance all night long. 

Le Roi de feu, le spectacle pyrotechnique dans les jardins du Château de VersaillesThe Fire King
Louis XIV, the Fire King is an incredible show played in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles on July 6, 7, 13 and 14, 2017. This event is a mesmerizing sound and light show with fireworks, flames, videos, luminous figures performing for one hour: welcome to Louis XIV’s Court! 

Paris Plages est de retourParis-Plages 2017
When will Paris-Plages open? Each year, when the sand arrives in Paris, Parisians and tourists suddenly feel like they are living in the tropics. In 2017, the artificial beaches will be open from July 8 to September 3 with several changes: the left bank of the river Seine will welcome artificial beaches, a huge swimming pool will take place in La Villette but the biggest shock is that the 3,000 tons of sand will not be here! Hold on, we are going to tell you everything…

L'Eté du Canal 2017 : musique et concerts au programme L’Eté du Canal 2017 in Paris
This year, L’été du Canal celebrates its 10th anniversary and offers you music animations from July 8 to August 27, 2017 along the Canal de l’Ourcq and along the Seine river banks. An event you should not miss!

Do not forget that numerous activities are organized all day long in Paris and Ile de France

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