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Bastille Day or La Fête Nationale 2021

The military parade held in Paris's main avenue proves to be the largest one in Europe

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The magnificent Avenue des Champs-Elysees on July 14th is transformed into the most pompous military podium ever. Indeed, Paris hosts the largest military parade in Europe: the pride of France marches along the capital's main street, whereas war planes cross the air above leaving blue, white, and red streams behind to imitate the French national flag colours. Fireworks and afterparties are naturally included in this festive programme.

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