Celebrate Bastille Day 2018 in Paris
The History of Bastille Day
Experience Bastille Day 2018 in luxurious settings at Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées, Paris. Bastille Day, formally called la Fête nationale, is the French National Day which is celebrated every 14th July. The French National Day commemorates the first anniversary of Storming of the Bastille which took place on the 14th July in 1789, during the region of King Louis XVI, and the locking-in of the French Revolution.
In the earlier centuries prior to Bastille Day, France had been under increasing archaic rule through the old monarchy. After years of misrule by the Monarchy suffering from increasing taxes and high food prices, the French people united in an effort to take control of their own country.
The people of Paris joined together to march on the Bastille, which was a 14th century medieval fortress. The Bastille then became a state prison, used by the King to imprison his opponents. The storming of the prison marked the beginning of the French revolution. It took only three years to transform France into a land of equality and democracy, resulting in the likes of the declaration of the rights of man and of the citizen and a march on Versailles.
To commemorate the storming of Bastille, on its one-year anniversary on the 14th July 1790, delegates from across the country assembled in Paris to proclaim their allegiance as one national community at the Fête de la Fédération. Bastille Day was then declared a French national day in 6th July 1880 and since then, the French celebrate with colourful parties and fairs.
What to Expect on Bastille Day
Wander outside of your luxury serviced apartment at Fraser Suites Le Claridge to experience the French military troops parade on the Avenue des Champs Elysées which is performed in front of a vast crowd of spectators, and the French president. An aerial show will also take place above you in the skies over the city of Paris where aeroplanes and helicopters from the French army and air force will showcase their skills. What better way to keep the children entertained during a city break to Paris?
Throughout the evening of Bastille Day, a grand concert will commence at around 11pm and the Parisian skies will be lit up with a wonderful fireworks display, lasting around 30 minutes. Locals from near and far gather all over the city to watch the spectacularly themed fireworks display each year. If you are visiting the beautiful city with some friends, why not follow the tradition and party at one of the nearby fire stations around the city with the locals.
After a memorable night in the city, retreat back to luxury accommodation at Fraser Suites Le Claridge, Paris. Choose from a host of stylish living areas from Penthouse apartments to Studio Suites. To ensure that you have a stress-free trip when travelling with children, Fraser Suites offers a range of wonderful family friendly features like babysitting services and personalised programmes and activities specifically for families.
Luxurious Accommodation in Paris
Our two bedroom apartments are extremely suitable for leisure and business travellers with larger family units boasting furnished separate living, dining, kitchen and bedroom areas. Some of our rooms also feature balconies in the living room or bedrooms, ideal for couples to enjoy a romantic evening over-looking the bustling city of Paris.
Whether you are visiting for Bastille Day 2018 or to explore the romantic city of Paris, choose to live a life of luxury by staying in one of our elegant serviced apartment at Fraser Suites Le Claridge, Paris.
Before heading out on your adventures, sit down to a delicious breakfast within the hotel. Indulge in a fantastic range of delicious options to suit everyone, from our American Breakfast buffet to our wide range of freshly baked Parisian pastries.
Make your Bastille Day one to remember and book your stay with us today. We look forward to welcoming you.