The military Parade is one of the must for Bastille Day. This year, French President Emmanuel Macron wishes to express "The [Nation's] affection for the army" and pay tribute to the women and men "who chose to fight for France and shown a sense of committment and availability like no other".
And what a tribute since about 5,000 members of the military or military students will walk the Champs-Elysées for a parade in front of the French President and the French allowed again to gather - upon health pass!
Bastille Day, July 14, 2021's military parade: compulsory health pass and mask
Bastille Day aka France’s National Day on July 14 is traditionally celebrated with a military parade on the Champs-Elysées. With the Covid-19 declining everywhere in France, the parade will be back this Wednesday July 14, 2021 on the world's most beautiful avenue. And there might even be an audience to attend it. Viewers are allowed in upon health pass and if wearing a facecover or facemask. [Read more]
After inspecting the troops circa 9:30 a.m., the French President will arrive from the Avenue Friedland. He will seat in the honorary tribune, Place de la Concorde, to attend the military ceremony. A return to the traditional parades, since the organization plans musical entertainment, air parade, marching parade, horse-riding soldiers, and military vehicles.
Allow traffic restrictions on the road and in public transit by the Champs-Elysées!
Bastille Day, July 14, 2021 in Paris: public transportations
Nothing ever changes on Bastille Day: public transportations drive us crazy! You cannot use your car because of traffic jam, but the RATP keeps on working yet with metro stations closed. Discover lines to avoid and those to ride. [Read more]
Dates and Opening Time
On 14 July 2021
From 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Les Champs Elysées
75008 Paris 8