Bastille Day on the banks of the Seine
Published on 1 June 2023, dans Not to be missed
The Hotel Le Relais de la Malmaison offers you an ideal location for a bucolic break at the gates of Paris. On the occasion of July 14th, Bastille Day, you will be able to enjoy the wide selection of events and entertainment scheduled to take place throughout the capital, as well as the tranquillity and freshness of a vast green park on the banks of the Seine. And to make sure you don't miss any of the July 14th activities, our team has gathered its best ideas right here.
July 14th in Paris
The Hotel Le Relais de la Malmaison offers the perfect starting point from which to experience the highlights of the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris. In about twenty minutes, you can reach the Place de l'Etoile and the Arc de Triomphe, from where the great military parade will begin on the morning of the 14th. You can then walk down the Champs-Elysées, mingle with the jubilant crowd and admire the various units of the French military in full dress uniform. The fly-by of the Patrouille de France aerobatic display team, tracing tricolour swirls in the summer sky, is one of the most anticipated moments. Then, the Fête Nationale reaches its apotheosis in the evening, on the Champs de Mars. The evening begins with a concert by the Orchestre National de France, which, along with the Choeur de Radio France, performs great works of classical music as well as more popular pieces. At nightfall, the setting is perfect for the launching of the great fireworks display which sets the Eiffel Tower and the whole sky of Paris ablaze with coloured light. An awe-inspiring sight!
Bastille Day in the Hauts-de-Seine
It’s not only in Paris that the French National Day is celebrated! A few minutes from the Hotel Le Relais de la Malmaison is the historic park of Bois Préau, linked to the Beauharnais and Bonaparte families, where you can experience a joyous festive occasion. The city of Rueil invites you to do so on July 13th from 20:00. Entertainment will be offered before the fireworks begin at 23:00. The next day, you can continue to enjoy a delightful programme by heading to the Jardin des Tourneroches in Saint-Cloud. From 19:00, a large picnic will bring the public together, then DJ Nataly K will electrify the atmosphere until the fireworks of Paris, clearly visible at a distance, illuminate the sky. You can put together a convenient tasty dinner, courtesy of the food trucks onsite, and enjoy it while relaxing on the grass. And if you want to continue having fun, this time to the sound of electro music, head to the nearby Paris Longchamp racecourse for a frenzied Garden Party.
And how about July 15th?
To help you recover from these two days of celebration, the Hotel Le Relais de la Malmaison has thought of everything! After an invigorating and delicious breakfast, treat yourself to a walk, or even a jog, on the banks of the Seine or enjoy a round of golf at the 18-hole course at Golf Bluegreen in Rueil-Malmaison, a five-minute walk away. You can also relax in the hotel swimming pool and schedule a session at our Spa by Sothys. Massages, treatments, and beauty rituals will soothe away the consequences of overindulgence. Please book with our teams as soon as possible.
This year, you’ll have three days to enjoy the festive atmosphere and the many events planned. Alternating intense excitement amidst the Parisian crowd and calm moments in the verdant park of the Relais de la Malmaison, you can also take the opportunity to discover superb green spaces near Paris, such as Malmaison, Bois Préau and the Domaine Royal de Saint-Cloud…
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