The ‘Concert de Paris’ at the Eiffel Tower
14th July 2018

For the sixth year running, before the traditional Bastille Day fireworks show at the Eiffel Tower, there’s the Concert de Paris, with the Orchestre National de France playing for free on the Champs-de-Mars.

The concert is also broadcast live on TV channel France 2 and radio channel France Inter, but as the Eiffel Tower is super close to our hotels, why not go down and see/hear for yourself? Here are the details…
Le Concert de Paris à la Tour Eiffel le 14 juillet 2018Soroush Karimi

The concert is on 14th July on the Champs-de-Mars at 9.15pm, and entrance is free, but as it’s a big event that only happens once a year, you better arrive much earlier to save yourself a good spot on the grass.

The music goes on for around 90 minutes, and here’s the programme, a crowd-pleasing mix of classical with a quick bit of John Williams and Leonard Bernstein thrown in, finishing up with the Marseillaise (of course):

Hector Berlioz
La Damnation de Faust : Marche Hongroise

Giuseppe Verdi
La Traviata « Brindisi »

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Don Giovanni « La ci darem la mano »

Alexandre Borodine
Le Prince Igor – Danse Polovtsienne n° 17

Nicola Porpora
Polifemo « Alto giove »

Claude Debussy
Salut printemps

Charles Gounod
Faust « Gloire immortelle de nos aïeux »

Giacomo Puccini
Turandot « Nessun Dorma »

Serge Rachmaninov
Concerto pour piano n°2 – 3ème mouvement (extrait)

Camille Saint-Saëns
Samson et Dallila « Bacchanale »

Richard Wagner
Tannhaüser « Lied an den Abendstern »

Camille Saint-Saëns
Adaptation jazz de « Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix » de Samson et Dallila (arrangement Dimitri Naïditch)

John Williams
La liste de Schindler (extrait)

Georg Friedrich Haendel
Rinaldo « Lascia ch’io pianga »

Jules Massenet
Le Cid – Ballet « Navarraise »

Vincenzo Bellini
Norma « Casta Diva »

Dimitri Chostakovitch
« Valse » et « Polka » pour 2 violons et piano (orchestrées par Lucas Henri)

Leonard Bernstein
West Side Story – Mambo

Jacques Offenbach
Les contes d’Hoffmann – Barcarolle

Hector Berlioz / Rouget de L’Isle
La Marseillaise

Le Concert de Paris à la Tour Eiffel le 14 juillet 2018
photo : Sophie Robichon

The Concert de Paris is on the Champs-de-Mars (behind the Eiffel Tower – here) on the 14th July 2018 at 9/15pm

More info (in French): here.