The best places to admire the fireworks

A quick round-up of the most strategic places in Paris for the best views of the Bastille Day fireworks display

Parks from which to admire the Bastille Day fireworks

To ensure that you get a front circle view of the Bastille Day fireworks without spending a euro, the best thing to do is to get early to one of the Parisian parks offering an unobstructed view of the Eiffel Tower. The Belleville panoramic viewpoint offers a view over the entire city from the top of the hill. This option gets you away from the centre of Paris and the crowds and you are able to enjoy a panoramic view of the sky and the city. The Champ de Mars is the major gathering place to enjoy the fireworks display and the musical atmosphere that accompanies it all evening. And for a last idea: go to the Trocadéro gardens, but you have to get their early to get a good spot!

Parc de Belleville, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Monuments from which to admire the Bastille Day fireworks

To ensure that you make the most of the year’s most magical fireworks display, why not go up to the top of a monument in Paris with a bird’s eye view? The Sacré-Cœur, the Montparnasse Tower or even the esplanade at Trocadéro are all places from which the Eiffel Tower is visible and where the atmosphere is certainly festive.You have to get their early to get a good spot.

The Observatoire Panoramique at the Tour Montparnasse offers you a special Bastille Day evening on July 14th with a panoramic tour, musical entertainment with Michael Canitrot’s DJ Set, and great views of the fireworks set off from the Eiffel Tower.
On this occasion, public access to the panoramic terrace of the Tour Montparnasse will close exceptionally at 6pm.

Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre, vue de nuit, Paris © Fotolia - Laurent Davaine

Terraces from which to admire the Bastille Day fireworks

Some Parisian restaurants offer their customers stunning views of Paris from their terrace. Whether they be full of greenery, lounge style, quiet or lively, they are an ideal place from which to admire the Bastille Day fireworks. Far from the crowds on the Champ de mars, they enable guests to benefit from all the magic of the event. Relaxing with a drink or having a meal for two, with the family or friends, you’ll be perfectly seated for the national celebrations

Novotel Paris Vaugirard Montparnasse 4/5 Member

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257 rue de Vaugirard, Paris, 75015

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The Novotel Paris Vaugirard Montparnasse is located in the centre of Paris close to Gare Montparnasse, between the Eiffel Tower......

The Peninsula Paris 5/5 Palace Member

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19 avenue Kléber, Paris, 75116

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Café de l'Homme Member

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | In a museum or monument
17 place du Trocadéro et du Onze Novembre, Paris, 75016

In its listed, elegant and timeless location, the Café de l’Homme has been conceived and designedas a celebration of France, its......

Les Ombres Member

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | In a museum or monument
27 quai Branly, Paris, 75007

In the heart of the beautiful gargen of the Musée du Quai Branly, perched on the roof terrace, the Les Ombres restaurant offers a......

Le Ciel de Paris

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | In a museum or monument
Tour Maine Montparnasse - 33 avenue du Maine, Paris, 75015

Located on the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower, this restaurant enjoys a magnificent view over Paris and the Eiffel Towerl.......

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17 avenue Kléber, Paris, 75116

Founded in 1925, the Raphael hotel is one of the historic palaces of the capital. Located on the elegant avenue Kléber, this......

Monsieur Bleu

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | In a museum or monument
Palais de Tokyo - 20 avenue de New York, Paris, 75116

Monsieur Bleu is a chic neo-brasserie at quay level of the Palais du Tokyo. Inside, a sublime art deco dining room decorated in......

Terrass’’ Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | In a hotel
Terrass Hotel - 12-14 rue Joseph de Maistre, Paris, 75018

Prenez l'ascenseur jusqu'au 7e étage ou bien montez à pied les 127 marches, pour découvrir cette adresse discrète et conviviale.......

Parc de Belleville

Park, garden, promenade
47 rue des Couronnes, Paris, 75020

Until the 18th century Belleville was just a corner of the countryside with farms, windmills and open-air cafes. The former......

Jardins du Trocadéro

Park, garden, promenade
Place du Trocadéro, Paris, 75016

If there is one garden you really must visit when you go to the Eiffel Tower, it’s the Trocadéro gardens. Created for the......

Parc du Champ-de-Mars

Park, garden, promenade
Quai Branly - Avenue de la Motte Picquet, Paris, 75007

Opened in 1780, the Parc du Champ-de-Mars extends from the École Militaire to the Eiffel Tower. A hotspot for national events, it......

Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre

Place of worship
Parvis du Sacré-Coeur - 35 rue du Chevalier de la Barre, Paris, 75018

The Sacré-Coeur, consecrated in 1919, is one of the most iconic monuments in Paris. At the top of the Butte Montmarte, it has one......

Le Trocadéro et son esplanade

Street, area of interest
Place du Trocadéro, Paris, 75016

The ‘Troca’ balcony is a unique vantage point from which to see the Eiffel Tower, which stands opposite, on the other side of the......