The most beautiful firework displays on Bastille Day

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The most beautiful firework displays on Bastille Day

For Bastille Day on July 14th, discover the most beautiful firework displays in France.

On the night of Bastille Day, everyone, no matter young or old, eagerly awaits the magical moment when the nocturnal sky will welcome the first exploding firework rockets. On that National Day, French cities compete to offer the public the most spectacular display of pyrotechnics. Do you know where the tradition stems from?
When the country was still a monarchy, fireworks were reserved for the privileged and set during princely celebrations, in either Versailles or Fontainebleau. In 1880, the July 14th was chosen as the French yearly national holiday – almost a century after the Storming of the Bastille on July 14th 1789, which marked the end of French absolute monarchy. The people have elected fireworks to honour the Republic and this sumptuous spectacle remains a must-see of that celebration day in France.

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The most beautiful firework displays on Bastille Day

In Paris, against an Eiffel Tower backdrop.

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The most beautiful firework displays on Bastille Day

30 miles from Geneva (Switzerland), Lake Annecy in France crackles in many colours.

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The most beautiful firework displays on Bastille Day

One hour away from Toulouse, the town of Carcassonne sets ablaze.

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The most beautiful firework displays on Bastille Day

In Lyon, from the Fourvière square, in front of the Basilica.

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The most beautiful firework displays on Bastille Day

18 miles from Nice, Cannes and the Croisette shine in white.

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The most beautiful firework displays on Bastille Day

In the garden of the Palace of Versailles.