July 14th French National Day French Patrol

The National Holiday of July 14

July 14th is the national holiday of the French Republic.
It is a holiday instituted in 1880, to commemorate the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, symbolizing the end of the monarchy.

This holiday gives rise to celebrations :
- The military parade, on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, but also other parades or military ceremonies take place in most major French municipalities (live on France 2)
- Fireworks, several cities or villages organize their fireworks the evening before (July 13) if a larger fireworks is organized on July 14 in a nearby city
- The popular balls, many balls are organized in the quasi-totality of the cities and villages. The most popular are the firemen's balls.

At Accent Français we love to celebrate this holiday with our students because it is a great opportunity to enjoy a cultural and festive day !

In Montpellier, on July 14th, there are usually :
- 6:00 pm: taking up arms organized on the occasion of the National Day - Esplanade du Peyrou
- 7pm: beginning of the firemen's ball animated by the band Krystal Noir (90s, 90s, 2000s music) - Domaine de Grammont
- 23h : fireworks of 20 minutes duration

Find the program of the festivities of this year HERE.