The Bastille Day fireworks at the Eiffel Tower, 14th July 2018

After the Concert de Paris it’s time for the traditional Bastille Day fireworks show at the Eiffel Tower, starting 11pm on 14th July 2018.

It’s the only major firework show of the year in Paris (there isn’t one for New Year’s Eve), so don’t miss the show, which will turn the Tower into “an ephemeral beautiful beacon celebrating love, sharing and conviviality”.

There’s a reason why the Eiffel Tower will be closing slightly early on 13th July (11.45pm instead of 0.45am) and will stay closed all day on the 14th July.

It’s because of the preparations for the 2018 Bastille Day firework display, devised once again by the company Groupe F.

The show – which lasts around thirty minutes – is great from both in front or behind the Tower, so you can watch it either from place du Trocadéro or from the Champs de Mars where the concert is held just before (the space in between these two locations will be closed).

Check out our maps at the bottom of this article to see how to get to your chosen spot, and remember to arrive super early.

If you just want the show but not the music, we would suggest standing on the Pont Alexandre III bridge where you’ll be able to see everything really well, and leave quickly after the show has finished.
Joe deSousa

The 2018 Bastille Day firework display starts at 11pm at the Eiffel Tower


More info (in French: here