Le 14 Juillet est l’occasion de nombreuses célébrations à Nice :
Trois Alphajets sont au programme de la cérémonie commémorative de la
Fête nationale le lundi 14 juillet dès 17h30 sur la Promenade des Anglais de
La soirée continue à 20h avec une Prom' Party et un
traditionnel feu d'artifice à 22h.
Bastille Day is very special in France and specially in Nice, therefore some
more detailed information for our English guests.
landed on the French Riviera. Come July, it seems like life along this golden
strip of coastline is one big party. Mornings kick off with market jaunts,
lunches are spent over a lazy bottle of rosé. And who can resist a refreshing
dip in the sea at sundown?
on July 14, that holiday sensation feels like it has been cranked up a notch.
You may notice that many local offices are closed, as residents and tourists
alike stroll the seafront in full force. That’s because it’s France’s National
Day, also known as Bastille Day. Much like the United States’ Fourth of July,
Bastille Day celebrates the day that France started down the road to become a
republic governed by the people – rather than an all-too-corrupt kingdom.
all began in 1789. King Louis XVI was ruling France, along with his infamous
bride, Marie “let-them-eat-cake” Antoinette. The country was undergoing a major
economic crisis, exacerbated by a taxation system that ensured the higher the
income, the lower the percentage of tax owed to the government.
writing was on the wall. Unrest was rife, ranging from protests to outright
riots. On July 14, 1789, a crowd stormed Paris’ Bastille prison demanding guns
and ammunition. Violence escalated, officially kick-starting the French
225 years later and the July 14 explosions are of a decidedly more inclusive
sort. All along the Riviera, this day is celebrated with some serious
Nice, the promenade des Anglais is closed to traffic for the entire evening.
Seven different live stages are set up here for the popular Prom’ Party, a medley of music from around the globe, plus
plenty of dancing and general revelry. Or pack a picnic dinner, a bottle or two
of Côtes de Provence and head to the beach. From here you’ll have a front-row
seat for the magnificent 10pm firework display