A fireworks display highlighting the colors of the French Overseas Territories

Le vendredi 14 juillet 2023
feux d'artifice
To celebrate Bastille Day, Paris offers Parisians and its visitors an unforgettable spectacle with a grand concert on the Champ-de-Mars starting at 9 pm, followed by the traditional fireworks let off from the Eiffel Tower.

Afireworks display highlighting the colors of the French Overseas Territories

Once again, this year, as part of the French National Day celebrations on July 14th, the City of Paris is organizing a fireworks display let off from the Eiffel Tower for the enjoyment of Parisians, all French people, and its visitors. This pyrotechnic show orchestrated by Christophe Berthonneau has been crafted by the company Groupe F.
As announced by the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo in her 2023 New Year address, this year’s theme is about the Overseas Territories and Creoleness. Thus, the Parisian sky will be lit up with the colors of the Caribbean, Portuguese-speaking countries, as well as Cuba, on the evening of the FrenchNational Holiday. To top it all off, a soundtrack paying tribute to the overseas territories as a true bridge between continents, will accompany the fireworks.
This tribute is part of manyevents celebrating the Overseas Territories in Paris, named "Season" by Anne Hidalgo, including “ Paris Plages”, which follows theme of Polynesia this year in preparation for hosting the Olympic Games in Paris, along the Tropical Carnival of Paris, celebrated the 2nd of July on the Champs-Élysées.
Access is free and does not require any reservations. However, we strongly recommend coming very early.

The tenth anniversary of the “Concert de Paris” at the foot of the Eiffel Tower

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Concert de Paris, the National Orchestra of France, the Radio France Choir and Children's Choir, as well as the greatest international artists and soloists, will offer you a set on the theme of Fraternity curated by conductor Cristian Măcelaru before intoning atraditional and vibrant rendition of La Marseillaise., This year’s edition concludes a three-year cycle dedicated to the French motto: Liberty (2021 edition), Equality (2022 edition), Fraternity (2023 edition).
The “Concert de Paris”, which has, over the years, become a traditional gathering on Bastille Day taking place in Paris, celebrates the greatest classical pieces performed by the National Orchestra of France, the Radio France Choir and Children's Choir, with the participation of several international artists and soloists.
Starting at 9:10 pm, France Inter offers you the opportunity to listen to the concert live during a special program hosted by Anna Sigalevitch, also available on France 2 and france.tv and hosted by Stéphane Bern
The show will be broadcasted live on the Euroradio and Eurovision networks of the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) and simultaneously aired in more than 10 countries, making it one of the world's biggest classical music events, with millions of listeners and viewers.
See the program below (provided for information purposes only and subject to change) includes:

• Francesco Cilea - Adrienne Lecouvreur "Io son l'umile ancella" with Ermonela Jaho
• Georges Bizet - Carmen "Séguedille" with Stéphanie d'Oustrac
• Jules Massenet - Thaïs "Voici donc la terrible cité" with Ludovic Tézier
• Jules Massenet - Thaïs "Duo final" with Ermonela Jaho and Ludovic Tézier
• Jacques Offenbach - Contes d'Hoffmann "Barcarolle" with Ermonela Jaho, Stéphanie d'Oustrac, and the Radio France Choir
• George Gershwin - Porgy & Bess "Summertime" with Marie-Laure Garnier and the Radio France Choir
• Giacomo Puccini - Turandot "Nessun Dorma" with Jonas Kaufmann and the Radio France Choir
• Giuseppe Verdi - Don Carlos "Duo" with Jonas Kaufmann, Ludovic Tézier, and the Radio France Choir
• Ludwig Van Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 "Finale" - Radio France Choir
• Georg Friedrich Haendel - Messiah "Hallelujah" - Radio France Choir
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - "Ave Verum Corpus" - Radio France Children's Choir
• Michel Legrand - "Les Moulins de mon cœur" - Radio France Children's Choir
• Edouard Lalo - Symphonie espagnole "Intermezzo" with Vilde Frang
• Sergei Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with Daniil Trifonov
• Igor Stravinsky - Petrushka "Russian Dance"
• Camille Saint-Saëns - Samson & Dalila "Bacchanale"
• Hector Berlioz - Damnation of Faust "Hungarian March"
• Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle/Hector Berlioz - "La Marseillaise"
• With the opera singers:
• Marie-Laure Garnier, soprano
• Ermonela Jaho, soprano
• Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
• Stéphanie d'Oustrac, mezzo-soprano
• Ludovic Tézier, bass-baritone
• And the soloists:
• Vilde Frang, violin
• Daniil Trifonov, piano
• Radio France Choir - Aurore Tillac, choir conductor
• Radio France Children's Choir - Sofi Jeannin, choir conductor
• National Orchestra of France - Cristian Măcelaru, conductor
Please note that some metro stations will be closed on July 14th.

Security instructions

Visitors will be subject to security checks, including bag inspections and searches. Objects that might be used as projectiles or weapons, whether intended or not, are stricly prohibited on-site such as glass bottles and alcoholic drinks, sharp objects, tools, means of transportation, motorcycle helmets…
Dogs (except guide dogs) are not allowed on site as well.
Mise à jour le 05/07/2023

Ils nous soutiennent

À lire aussi

Vous ne connaissez toujours pas ?

Sélection des bons plans intemporels, mais qui valent le coup toute l'année !