July 14: Where to watch the Eiffel Tower fireworks for free in and around Paris

Looking for a great spot to watch the July 14, 2024 fireworks on the Eiffel Tower in Paris for free? Here are the viewpoints from which you can admire this iconic Bastille Day pyrotechnic show.

The July 14th is a festive day in France: it is the National Holiday. HAS Paristhe day promises to be very busy: between the military parade which crosses theChamps-Elysees avenuepopular balls and other entertainment, the capital is in a party mood. As night falls, the Parisians and passing tourists meet up to witness the highlight of the show: the traditional fireworks shot from Eiffel Tower.

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The long-awaited fireworks display at the Eiffel Tower returns this evening of July 14, 2024. As you might expect, this is a special edition that awaits us on the occasion of the Paris Olympic Games. [Lire la suite]

So here you are looking for a spot to admire this show pyrotechnique ! If you don’t have the budget to go to a terrace with a breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower, know that you can enjoy free show by going to places that offer us a beautiful point of view on our iron lady. But where are they?

At the foot of the Eiffel Tower?

The most obvious is the Champs de Marsthe park which extends directly at the foot of the Tour Eiffel or even the place of the Trocadero which also offers a beautiful viewpoint. This is usually the meeting point for those who get up early and for good reason: it’s hard to be better placed. However, this year, especially with the organization of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, restrictions will not allow you to go to this area.

Photos of the Paris fireworks 2019Photos of the Paris fireworks 2019

Taking a step back

Another well-known spot to admire the fireworks in Paris: the steps of the Sacred Heart. From the heights of the butte Montmartrewe enjoy the show but also a panoramic view of the capital. The Belleville Park is also a place of choice since it is possible to see the Eiffel Tower in the middle of a beautiful panorama. This is also the case of the Buttes Chaumont Park which offers a clear view of the capital when you climb a little.

Visual Paris Montmartre Eiffel TowerVisual Paris Montmartre Eiffel Tower

In the Parisian streets

We do not forget the streets that overlook the Eiffel Tower: we think in particular of the Saint-Dominique Street in the 7th arrondissement, but also in Camoëns Avenuein the 16th arrondissement, with its charming staircase that immerses us in a scene worthy of a beautiful film. In the same neighborhood, the corner between the Admiral Hamelin Street and Galillée Street also offers you a nice viewpoint. We also think of theMaine Avenue and the Catalonia Square in the 14ᵉ.

Visual Paris Eiffel Tower streetVisual Paris Eiffel Tower street

Beware of the Bridges and Quays of Paris

Please note that this year, due to the Olympic Games, it is planned to “close the upper quays to general traffic and the lower quays to the general public, while maintaining access to riverside and establishments open to the public” from July 14. The Pont d’Iena is closed from July 12 to 16. You therefore have the Grenelle Bridge (Paris 15th), the Pont des Arts (Paris 6th), the Concorde Bridge (Paris 7th), the pont Alexandre III partially and only on foot (Paris 8th). Please note, however, that changes to works and closures may occur.

In Hauts-de-Seine

There are several high points where you can admire the fireworks from the Eiffel Tower, a little further away however, but with small binoculars, you will be at peace. Think about the Terrasse du Fécheray in Suresnes on the Mount Valerianwhich overlooks the capital. The Avre footbridge in Saint-Cloud also offers a breathtaking view of our beautiful Iron Lady.

the Avre footbridge in Saint-Cloud and its view of the Eiffel Towerthe Avre footbridge in Saint-Cloud and its view of the Eiffel Tower

Another good plan, the terrace of Meudon ObservatoryThe historic site, built in 1876 and which houses many CNRS laboratories, is exceptionally open after 8 p.m. to allow us to admire the fireworks.

And you, what is your spot?

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