Large fireworks from 23h - Spectacular!
The fireworks of July 14th: an essential ritual
The fireworks of July 14th is the essential ritual, spectacular and flamboyant which closes in beauty the festivities of July 14th. Like every year, he is shot around 11 pm, after the great operatic concert, since Eiffel Tower and the gardens of Trocadero. The theme of the fireworks of July 14, 2019 is "The Federations". The duration of this great pyrotechnic show is 35 minutes.
The best spots to admire the fireworks
The fireworks of July 14th is of course a family event that everyone likes. The main difficulty is finding a place to see it without spending a fortune.
One of the best solutions with children is to arrive early in the afternoon on the Champ de Mars. We settle there with all the necessary picnic, we attend the concert of 21h then admire the fireworks. The only constraint is to arrive very early.
Many bridges in Paris offer a breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower. These are good spots to admire the fireworks of July 14th. From the bridges of Arts, Concorde, or Alexander III, you will have a magnificent view of the fireworks. But, as for the field of Mars, we must plan to come early, in the afternoon to be sure of being well settled.
Another solution to see the fireworks, look for places in height of Paris! You will see it, certainly from a distance, but for free and perhaps with less crowds, since for example the butte Montmartre or the garden of Belleville.
The open-excursion boat are one of the few boat companies on the Seine to be able to sail on July 14 during the day and evening. For departures from 21:30, the journey is changed, because around 22h a stop of navigation forbids to pass beyond the bridge of the Alma. Nevertheless with these last departures you are well placed to see the fireworks because the boats are coming back to the Port of the Conference. Customers on board can see the fireworks from either the boat or the dock if they have already landed.
Know that theObservatory of Montparnasse Tower is organizing a special evening for July 14th. The view from the panoramic terrace is breathtaking. But besides the crowd, it takes about 50 euros per person for the evening.
Security measures during the July 14 festivities
Access to the Champ-de-Mars is open to the general public, but there is a filter at the entrance of the streets and squares that provide access to the Champ de Mars. The following streets and squares will be closed to traffic: the Jewish Martyrs square of the winter velodrome, Branly quay, Jena bridge, Place de la Resistance, Branly quay, Avenue de la Bourdonnais, Place de l'Ecole Militaire, Place Joffre, avenue de la Motte-Picquet to the Boulevard de Grenelle, Avenue de Suffren.