Saturday 19 July 2014

The Eiffel tower goes to the beach!

The river Seine - Right bank
Do you remember the Red Eiffel tower? We talked about this red tower made of folding chairs here.

Today will be the Paris Plages opening. Beaches in Paris:

Paris-Plages - Beaches in Paris
Paris-Plages in front the "Conciergerie" on the Island of "La Cité"
Paris-Plages all along the river Seine on the right bank

We already talked about Paris-Pages here.

See the official Website here.

Red Eiffel tower at the beach

In the background, the Pont-Neuf and the Eiffel tower (the one!)

Enjoy Paris-Plages!

Monday 14 July 2014

2014 National Day in Paris: one of the best fireworks at the Eiffel tower

July, 14th in France!
You have probably heard about La Bastille and the famous storming of the Bastille, one of the major symbol of the French revolution, which occurred on the 14th of July, 1789. Our Anglo-Saxon friends call the French National Day the Bastille Day. Actually, the French National Day refers to "La fête de la Fédération", another major event, which took place one year later in the park near the Eiffel tower, the "Champ de Mars" :

La fête e la Fédération, au Champ de Mars - Charles Thévenin (1764 - 1838) - Musée Carnavalet

2014, July 14th. As each year, fireworks all over the country. The one on the Eiffel tower (first time since 2002) was related to the start of the first world war. 1914-2014.

A great show, let us see some pictures and videos:

Champ de Mars - The long wait before the concert and the firework, just to be able to see the show (about 1/2 a Million persons in the place!)

At 9:30 PM, the concert:

The night is coming

At 11:00 PM, the firework. The main theme is linked to the two world wars.

VIVE LA PAIX (Long live peace):


What a show!

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