July 14, 2018 - Bastille Day parade on the Champs-Elysées

On Saturday July 14, 2018, the traditional parade will start at 10 a.m. on the Champs Elysées. This historical event is the occasion to celebrate French nation and the different protective armies protecting it.

Each July 14, on Bastille Day, the same thing happens. The day starts early for soldiers, and for good reason! The traditional Bastille Day parade on the Champs-Elysées starts at 10 a.m. sharp! This is the occasion to discover this show and to glimpse the French President.

For this parade, traffic will be forbidden from 6:30 a.m. on a large perimeter going from Porte Maillol to Bastille! Yes, yes, a very large forbidden area! Traffic should gradually resume throughout the day.

Défilé militaire du 14 juillet 2017 sur l'Avenue des Champs-Elysées

Bastille Day 2018 program: coming soon

This year, over 125 Parisians can attend the event from the bleachers. Seats are opened to people owning the Carte Citoyen-Citoyenne de Paris. They will be seated in the Mairie de Paris bleachers, down the road, close to the presidential benches.

Last year, after the parade, people enjoyed the Champs-Elysées without cars. This year, the information is yet to be confirmed by the police headquarters!


To know what to do in Paris on Bastille day, check our other guides:


Elodie D.
Last updated on 6 July 2018

Practical information

Opening Time
On 14 July 2018



    75008 Paris 8


    Official website

    Need to communicate on Sortir À Paris?
    ↪ Discover our professional offers on Sortiraparis.com/Entreprises.

    Be the first to comment!

    Refine your search
    Refine your search
    Refine your search
    Refine your search