What to do on July 14, 2018 in Paris and Ile de France

On July 14, 2018 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 ideas to make the best of Bastille Day 2018, a day off in Paris? Sortiraparis found some good ideas to enjoy this public holiday.

Défilé 14 juillet 2017Bastille Day Parade
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.

Fête nationale, le feu d'artifice du 14 juillet 2015 à ParisBastille Day fireworks 2018 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!

Le Concert du 14 Juillet 2017 au Champ de MarsBastille Day concert 2018 on Paris Champ de Mars
To end Bastille Day 2018 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 symphonic concert at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in presence of the greatest international artists.

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Feu d'artifice du 14 Juillet 2018 à Poissy (78)The most beautiful Bastille Day fireworks 2018 in Paris and Île-de-France
Discover now the most beautiful Bastille Day fireworks 2018 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.

Bal Populaire sur le Parvis de l'Hôtel de VilleBastille Day Public Dance 2018 in Paris and Île-de-France
Are you looking for somewhere to dance on Friday July 13 and Saturday July 14, 2018 in Paris? And you don't want to break the bank? Well, public dance are all rage before Bastille Day firework!

Guide des plus belles terrasses à Paris The most beautiful terraces in Paris
If the weather allows it, head to one of the many terraces in Paris. Small green corner, unobstructed view on Paris rooftops or secret places, it’s up to you!

Le Jardin d'Acclimatation dévoile son nouveau visage et ses attractions, les photosThe best theme parks
What if you make the best of this day off to discover one of the many thee parks and other funfairs in Paris and its surroundings.

La Fête des TuileriesTuileries Funfair
From Saturday June 23 to Sunday August 26, 2018, the Tuileries funfair will be back. Do not miss this incredible human-size family funfair in full heart of Paris.

Piscine départementale de la GrenouillèreSwimming pools open on Bastille Day 2018
How about diving on this day off? Paris swimming pools open on particular time slots, all day long, non-stop, so that you can really make the best of it…

Paris Plages 2017 : baignade et animations sur les berges (sans sable)Paris-Plages 2018: free activities along the Seine
For Paris-Plages, from July 7 to September 2, 2018, the Bassin de la Villette is full of life. Bathing in the pool, paddle boat, sports, a beautiful opportunity to introduce your children and teens to nautical sports for free or to stroll on the canal waves.

l'été du canal 2011, l'ourcq en fêteL’Eté du Canal 2018, l’Ourcq en fête
L’Eté du Canal, this yearly event inviting Parisians and Seine Saint Denis inhabitants to sail, tan, dance and dream on the Canal de l’Ourcq. The latter binds Paris to Seine-Saint-Denis and promotes the magic of water, boats, balls, shows, beaches, dance, workshops, nautical activities… In other words, a whole range of festive events to spend your summer by the water.

Longchamp Garden Party avec R3hab le 14 juillet 2015Garden Party at Hippodrome de ParisLongchamp with Etienne de Crécy
The famous Garden Party is back. Head to Hippodrome de ParisLongchamp on Saturday July 14, 2018 for a special day: horse race during the day, and exclusive DJ set by Etienne de Crécy to dance until dawn!

Concert gratuit de la Musique des Gardiens de La Paix le 14 juillet 2017Free concert by Musique des Gardiens de La Paix
On Friday July 14, 2018, listen to the Musique des Gardiens de La Paix orchestra with a free concert scheduled at 6:30 p.m. at the Luxembourg garden!

Les Musées et Monuments ouverts ce 1er MaiMuseums and Monuments open
What about a stroll or a museum to enjoy this Bastille Day? On Saturday July 14, 2018, you can make the best of this public holiday in Paris and its surroundings!

Soldes d'hiver 2018 : plein de surprises vous attendent dans les centres commerciauxShopping malls open
Did you really think that shopping malls would be closed on Saturday July 14, 2018? Well, they are not and you can enjoy them and what about a shopping spree as summer sales are currently happening! Good deals ahead!

Don’t forget that many activities are organized in Île-de-France on this festive Day.

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

Elodie D.
Last updated on 6 July 2018

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