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Bastille Day Eve

The bulk of the celebration for Bastille Day happens the evening before the 14th of July. The actual day is a national holiday and all shops, etc. are closed.

Bastille Day itself is observed with a heavily attended parade in the morning, an air show, and fireworks around the Eiffel Tower shortly before midnight.

The fact the Metro also stops running around that time, however, means only those staying or living close to the Eiffel Tower are able to attend the pyrotechnics show. It's almost impossible to get a taxi in Central Paris, even on a regular weekend night.

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