(Paris UT+2)

Military Parade on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées

The July 14th military parade will be the highpoint of the national holiday ceremonies. The parade will highlight the regiments of the French military, which will parade in the morning.

The day's programme (subject to change)

  • 10am: arrival of the President of the French Republic at Avenue de Friedland. Welcome by Chief of Defence Staff, and the Military Governor of Paris. Review of troops.
  • tribute paid to the President of the French Republic. Welcome by  the prime minister, the Minister of Defence, and secretary of state for veterans affairs.
  • opening event.
  • opening fly-past
  • parade of troops on foot
  • Motorized troops and parade of mounted troops, 
  •  closing event.
  • 12 noon: Departure of the President of the French Republic.

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