As is the custom, the French national holiday on 14 July will be a great festive occasion. Everyone will be in celebratory mood for a round of exceptional events … This special day starts with the sound of trumpets and bugles to announce the arrival of the President of the French Republic at the top of the Champs-Elysées. Drums sound as the elite of the French army parade down the avenue lined by crowds. After the parade, festivities begin culminating in the much-awaited fireworks display at the Eiffel Tower: the most popular event of the year for millions of tourists! After the finale, dances, the traditional Fireman’s Ball, and other concerts are held throughout the city.