A few minutes’ walk from the Place de la République and the Place de la Bastille, the Hotel Les Deux Girafes is well situated for commemorating July 14th, Bastille Day. Here is how your ideal traditional and festive Fête Nationale could unfold…


A morning on the Champs-Élysées

There will be plenty of time to enjoy the delicious breakfast provided by the Hotel Les Deux Girafes before heading to the Champs-Élysées to watch the world-famous Bastille Day military parade. There, you’ll have various options. You may prefer to go to the Place de l'Etoile, where the parade participants prepare to march from the Arc de Triomphe. Or you could sit in the shade of the trees that line the Champs-Élysées. You could even opt for the Place de la Concorde, where the parade ends, and the President of the French Republic takes the salute.


An evening at the foot of the Eiffel Tower

Whether you choose to finish your evening at the Firefighters’ Ball taking place in one of the barracks near the Hotel Les Deux Girafes or at the big garden party at the Longchamp racecourse, you must not miss the magical events on the Champs de Mars, the large public green space close to the Eiffel Tower. The evening begins with a magnificent symphonic concert guaranteed to delight all music lovers. It then climaxes with a spectacular fireworks display that illuminates the Iron Lady in dazzling hues. The effect is simply magical. And if you want still more, note that some popular balls take place in the evening of July 13th. It’s a great way to start the party a little earlier!


For history buffs, party animals, and lovers of Paris, Bastille Day is a truly unifying event. Come and taste all its charms during your stay at the Hotel Les Deux Girafes!



Bastille Day in Paris​

Photo : Thomas


Hotel Les Deux Girafes, a 4-star boutique hotel in the heart of the Bastille-République district