If there's one firework you don't want to miss is the Bastille Day firework, July 14 on the Eiffel Tower in Paris. But amid this never-seen-before period, the following question grows relevant: will it be a Bastille Day firework show in Paris?
The news has dropped this Wednesday July 8. It will be let off on Tuesday July 14 at 11 p.m. but without crowds. Access restrictions will be set up from 11 a.m. on the Champ-de-Mars and starting from 4 p.m. around the Trocadéro and the Pont d'Iéna bridge in order to avoid the traditional gatherings around the Eiffel Tower. According to the city hall's press release, from 7 p.m., the entire area from the "Pont de Grenelle bridge to the Pont de l'Alma bridge including the Champ-de-Mars and the Trocadéro" will be banned to the public. Residents, people staying at hotels and professionals on a mission will be allowed to access these areas upon supporting documents.
By the way, a concert will be held at the Champ de Mars to close Bastille day 2020 as per usual. The show will be conducted by Eun Sun Kim. Are expected, the Orchestre National de France, the Maîtrise and the Choeur de Radio France, without forgetting several great international soloists! Because of the current context, the show will air live at 9:10 p.m. on France Inter and on France 2 TV.
The City Hall also wishes to make of this firework show "the symbol of the resilience of our capital and of our Nation, and a tribute to all the heroes of the daily life who have been working hard throughout the epidemic". It will be possible to attend the show from the Montparnasse Tower as it has just put tickets online to enjoy the firework show from its rooftop and from a few cruising boats.
Relive the concert and firework 2019 in video while waiting for the show 2020:
Dates and Opening Time
On 14 July 2020
Starts at 11 p.m.
75007 Paris 7
Métro ligne 6 ou 9 station "Trocadéro", ligne 6 station "Bir-Hakeim", RER C station "Champ de MArs - Tour Eiffel"
Les rassemblements autour de la Tour Eiffel sont interdits par le Préfet dès le 14 juillet 2020 à 11h.