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14 July Fete Nationale


13th July - 14th July

FETE NATIONALE CELEBRATIONS

Bastille Day by Monet

La Fête de la Bastille or Fête Nationale marks the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789 and the beginning of the French Revolution.

The Bastille was seen as a symbol of the absolute power of Louis the 16th’s Regime and its storming and defeat represented a symbol of liberty in the fight against perceived oppression of French citizens by the Monarchy.

Bastille Day was declared a French national holiday in 1880, a celebration of the birth of the Republic.

Processions, fireworks, dancing, and a lot of celebrating mark the event every year throughout France.

SOME KIND OF EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN MOST TOWNS AND VILLAGES.

At the time of publication, the following events have been confirmed for 2020, weather permitting. Please double check with your local tourist office for any changes to dates, times and places.

Monday 13th

Prats de Mollo : from 9.30pm, flame lit procession followed by musical parade

Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th

Argelès sur Mer : from sunset until midnight, symbolic lighting up of the Tour de la Massane

Tuesday 14th

Céret : from 10am, official ceremony, procession and vin d’honneur

St Jean Pla de Corts: from 11am, official ceremony, procession and evening meal

Prats de Mollo : from 10.30am, official ceremony, procession & wreath laying, followed by the Maire’s speech and vin d’honneur. Evening concerts (5pm / 9.30pm)

Obviously 2020 has been a funny year, but here’s what usually happens across the region.

Arles sur Tech
Flame-lit parade, fireworks & bal

Banyuls sur Mer
Grillade & music

Canet-en-Roussillon
Fireworks and disco – plage centrale & Place Méditerranée

Formiguères
Concert and fireworks – village

Perpîgnan
Fireworks & music – Castillet

Port Barcarès
Fireworks – Place de la République

Prats de Mollo
Parade with flames – fireworks – sardanes

Thuir
Live music and dancing – Place de la République

Vernet-les-bains
Bal and fireworks – Place de la République & Pont du Rudyard Kipling

Argeles-sur-Mer
Concerts, bandas & fireworks

Banyuls-sur-Mer 
Sardane and bal, place Paul Reig

Céret
Morning parade with vin d’honneur

Le Boulou
Concert and fireworks

Prades
Bal with fireworks

Saint Cyprien
Concerts, bal and firework display

Saint Féliu d’Amont
BBQ, concert and firework display

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Start:
13th July
End:
14th July
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