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13th and 14th July : Bastille Day celebrations (Paris)

Hi all,

With the festive season on, we are plagued with the inevitable question of how we would like to spend the national holiday. Here are some pointers:

PARIS

13 July, 8 PM - Dance party at the Bastille
Two stages featuring rock groups Tony Marlow (8:15 PM), Jim Murple Memorial (9:30 PM) and Java Protected content , and world groups Migrating Fellows All Stars (8 PM), Orquestra Do Fuba (9 PM) and Damily (10:30 PM). Also, roaming batucada and percussion concerts by Tarace Boulba (8:40 and 10 PM), and organic food tastings.

13 July, evening - Fireman’s balls (nationwide)
Parties in many fire stations in most cities, from 9 PM to 4 AM.

In the Paris’ 18th arrondisement, a special festival to celebrate the 18th annual ball. Starting at 8:30 PM in front of the local city hall at Place Jules Joffrin (Metro Jules Joffrin), it will feature the Lapins Superstars fanfare, the 35 singers of the Echos Râleurs, among others. A parade starts at 9:30 PM which will go to the Carpeaux fire house (12, rue Carpeaux, Metro Guy Moquet or Lamarck-Caulaincourt) for an all-night party.

Fireman’s balls are also held the night of 14 July.

14 July, morning – Military parade
French soldiers parade down the Champs Elysees, this year joined by Protected content soldiers, as guests of honour. Troops are in place between 8:30 and 9:25 AM. The programme starts at 10:30 AM. Air show of Protected content starts at 10:45. The parade starts at 10:50 and lasts about one hour.

14 July, 7 PM – Free concert
Free concert on the Champs de Mars with legendary rocker Johnny Hallyday and others.

14 July, 11:45 PM – Fireworks
Fireworks and pyrotechnic show at the Eiffel tower, celebrating the iron lady’s Protected content . Views from the Champs de Mars or Trocadero. Note that surrounding metro and RER stations will be closed: Alma, tour Eiffel and Champs de Mars will be closed as of 6 PM, Ecole Militaire will close at 10 PM.

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

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