Places to go on July 13th, 14th and 15th

Make the most of the French National Holiday and discover the cultural and festive events taking place in Paris.

Les Grandes Eaux Musicales and les Grandes Eaux Nocturnes at the Château de Versailles

The gardens of the Château de Versailles come to life and become the setting for a magical event. Ponds and waterfalls create a majestic spectacle in which fountains bubble and water jets intertwine...

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All info on shows at the Château de Versailles here

Bateaux Parisiens: 14 July programme

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The Bateaux Parisiens also promise an idyllic evening with a choice menu to share on the Seine throughout the night.

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Exhibitions not to be missed

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14 July is a public holiday in France, but the cultural programme is in full swing with some great exhibitions to discover. Here is a non-exhaustive list of current exhibitions.

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La vie de château

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Why not take advantage of the week of the French National Holiday to explore one of the many châteaux in the Île-de-France region open on 14 July 2024: the Château de Vincennes, the Château de Chantilly, the Château de Rambouillet, the Château de Fontainebleau or the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte.

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Paris Passlib'

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The Paris Passlib' is the official must-have pass to discover Paris. It is 100% customisable and includes numerous cultural, gastronomic and fun activities.

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Shows and original activities in Paris

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A number of original activities are available in Paris on 13, 14 and 15 July 2024.
On land, with the Olympic flame, which, after passing through the city of Marseille, arrives in Paris on 14 and 15 July. The flame will travel from the Arc de Triomphe to the Terrasse de Jeux de l'Hôtel de Ville, via the Belleville district and the bois de Vincennes, accompanied by artistic shows (fireworks, choreography, DJ sets, opera, etc.).
On the water, with Marin d'eau douce, which hires out electric boats on the bassin de la Villette for a trip with friends, two or the whole family.
In the air - at an altitude of 150 metres - with the Ballon Generali located in the Parc André Citroën.

  • Olympic Torch Relay on 14 and 15 July

More information on the Paris 2024 torch relay route and related activities

  • Freshwater marina - Bassin de la Villette - Opposite 37 quai de la Seine - Paris 19e

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  • Ballon de Paris Generali - Parc André Citroën - 2 rue Cauchy, Paris 15e

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Free activities on 14 July in Paris

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In addition to the free festivities on 14 July 2024 - firemen's ball, military parade on the avenue des Champs-Élysées, symphony concert closed to the public but filmed live, passage of the Olympic flame and fireworks - the Louvre museum is free to enter on 14 July 2024. And don't forget the events and activities at Paris Plages, the flagship event of the Paris summer, which starts on 6 July.

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