This Saturday, the entire country of France will be celebrating Bastille Day. The 14th of July is an exciting time for both visitors and locals in Paris, and there are a few great places where they can enjoy the evening fireworks, which are scheduled to start around 10:45 p.m.
The fireworks will be going off from the Trocadero gardens, and a disco theme will keep things playful as a stream of hit music from the 1970s accompanies the display. With both French artists, like Claude François, and internationally known stars, like the Bee Gees and Donna Summer, disco fans will be coming out in droves.
It is suggested that spectators watch the fireworks from the Champs de Mars, a park that is close to Trocodero. Visitors can sit on the grass of the park if they come early enough to secure a spot. However, very large crowds are expected, so finding a place to sit is not guaranteed.
Those looking for a more peaceful setting might want to check out some other Parisian spots. The basilica of the Sacré Coeur church in Montmartre provides an impressive panorama of Paris with some amazing views. It is a little far away from the action, but going there will give visitors a little more space to breath with the added benefit of offering a quaint and romantic atmosphere.
Some people might find it more enjoyable to watch the fireworks from the comfort of a café terrace. The only problem is that many others have the same idea, so reservations should be made now if you have a certain café spot in mind. Possible ideas include the Café de l'homme, the Lounge Bar View and the Quarante-Trois Cocktail Bar. Those who also want to dine could consider restaurants like La Tour Montparnasse, Le Jules Vernes (in the Eiffel Tower), Le Zyriab by Noura or La Maison Blanche.
No matter what spot they pick, guests staying at one of the Grands Hotels Parisiens should not miss this opportunity to participate in an exciting French tradition.