Paris explodes into one huge party on Bastille Day (July 13-14), but two particular events for the 2009 celebration should not be missed.
At the Place de le Bastille on the eve of July 13th there’s a huge dance and music party.
And to mark the Eiffel Tower’s 120th birthday, it will sparkle even more than usual as a fireworks and light show will happen around 10:45 on July 14th with a lot of animation around the place. To see the fireworks at its best, go to the other side of the Seine, Place Trocadéro. I have nice memories of it when my mom took me there when I was ten.