Every year, the traditional Bastill Day celebrations in Paris attract crowds. And for good reason; to mark the French National Day, the capital city offers a complete program. Among the highlights: the military parade down the Champs-Elysées in the morning and the firework show from the Eiffel Tower.
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As this iconic pyrotechnic show comes up, we are all looking for the perfect location! This year, how about attending Bastille Day 2022 firework show from the Seine? Bateaux Mouches, barges-restaurants, lots of floating places are preparing fabulous programs including dinners and/or parties to make the most of July 14, 2022 and enjoy the firework show from an incredible location, as close to the Eiffel Tower as possible:
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Furthemore, note that you can enjoy the show from some riverbanks, like on the Quai Branly and the Port Debilly. You can also head to some bridges with views on the Eiffel Tower such as the Pont d'Iéna, Pont de Bir-Hakeim, Pont Alexandre III, Pont des Invalides, Pont de l'Alma, Pont de Grenelle and Passerelle Debilly.
Stay tuned, this guide is updated accordingly. To make sure you miss none of the cruises and barges expecting you on July 14, please check this article out again soon.
CAREFUL: THIS GUIDE IS UPDATED ACCORDINGLY.
Here are a few nice cruises to enjoy on July 14, 2022, in Paris:
The Flow at Paris: the restaurant-bar-terrace, club and rooftop barge by the Pont Alexandre III
The Flow is a festive venue ideally set by the Seine, by the Pont Alexandre III with views on the Grand Palais and the Eiffel Tower. Doubling as a restaurant, bar, show venue, club and rooftop, this lively guinguette has it all to provide you with great nights by the water. [Read more]
Chez Mila, the terrace-barge at the foot of the Eiffel Tower
Trendy terrace at the foot of the Eiffel Tower Chez Mila is back for the 2021 summer season. For the summer, come and dance, chill and enjoy delicious bruschetta toasts and boards to share by the water. [Read more]
Flucturart terrace, cocktail bar in a floating urban art center for the summer 2021
How about enjoying the sun while sipping a nice cocktail in a beautiful cultural place? Head to Flucturart open-air terrace, a floating urban art center in Paris 7th arrondissement. This is also an opportunity to admire unobstructed views on the Eiffel Tower and the Grand Palais. [Read more]
Ducasse sur Seine, Alain Ducasse's gourmet restaurant boat, is back
Open since September 2018, Alain Ducasse's floating restaurant called Ducasse sur Seine invites you to travel and discover new flavors for lunch and dinner-cruises aboard an electric boat built especially for him. [Read more]
Dates and Opening Time
On 14 July 2022
Paris - Ile de France