National Day, 14th of July

The 14th of July is a special date in France as it the National Day that celebrates the nation’s freedom obtained after the French Revolution of 1789.

A military procession is organized on the Champs Elysées, 10 minutes only from the Hotel Pastel and honors the French armed forces. This parade of the ground and air troops will take place from 9.30 AM to 12 A.M in presence of the French President.

In the 16th district, other events are planned for this special occasion. A great concert will be given at the Champs de Mars from 9.30 PM by the National French Orchestra and the Radio France Choir. They will be playing pieces from Berlioz, Bizet, Puccini, Ravel, ou encore Verdi. This concert will be followed by a majestic firework near the Eiffel Tower.

For the partiers, the Bal des Pompiers – Firefighters Ball – will be organized at the 15th district casern. This event will be free and open to everyone from 9 PM to 4 AM at the 1 rue Violet in Paris.

Stay at the Hotel Pastel to celebrate French culture and history with us in one of the closest spot of the major events of this exceptional day!