The must-see show of the French National Holiday in Paris is the July 14th fireworks display. Like last year, the fireworks will be set off from the Eiffel Tower and the gardens of Trocadéro. For Bastille Day on this 14 July 2020, we are invited to see the Eiffel Tower ablaze in a spectacular display from our streets, our balconies and on television.
This year promises another dazzling spectacle with choreographed multicoloured fireworks bursting open against the backdrop of the Parisian night sky.
- Starting time of the 14 July 2020 fireworks display: from 11pm, for a duration of 30 minutes
This year, due to the strict health and safety conditions, the usual gatherings at the Champs-de-Mars, around the Eiffel Tower and the Alma Bridge are strictly prohibited. However, subject to strict regulations the public will be allowed access to certain places
Grand concert of operatic works
For the 8th consecutive year, a big concert of operatic works will be held at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. For health and safety reasons, the concert will be held behind closed doors and can be watched live on television starting at 9.30pm.
Linked to the firework display, the Orchestre National de France, directed by Alain Altinoglu, the Chœur de Radio France and the Maîtrise de Radio France will be highlighting the chosen theme.
Fatma Said, Sonya Yoncheva, soprano
Ludovic Tézier, baryton
Benjamin Bernheim, ténor
Sol Gabetta, violoncelle
Lisa Batiashvili, violon
Lucienne Renaudin Vary, trompette
Khatia Buniatishvili, piano
Chœur de Radio France
Martina Batič, chef de choeur
Maîtrise de Radio France
Sofi Jeannin, chef de choeur
Orchestre National de France
Eun Sun Kim, direction
French and international audiences will be able to enjoy live coverage of some amazing performances of opera arias during this concert filmed at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. The concert will air simultaneously on the France 2 TV channel, the France Inter radio station and the European broadcasting channel EUR-Eurovision.