dimanche 14 juillet 2013
BASTILLE DAY IN NICE, 14th OF JULY: festivities from 8.30 pm closed to the Hotel Villa Rivoli, on the Promenade des Anglais .
8.30pm – Prom’ Party (free entry). Situated on the Promenade des Anglais on the waterfront, the area is divided into 7 musical stages with acts ranging from pop rock, latino music, a DJ, orchestral music and roaming musicians. Bands start at 9.30pm, followed by a fireworks display.
One of the biggest days on the French calendar of events is 14 July, Fête Nationale (or Bastille Day as it is often known as to non-French people).This day commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789; the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress was seen as symbolic of the uprising of France, and of the reconciliation of all the French inside the constitutional monarchy which preceded the First Republic, during the French Revolution.