Bonne Fête Nationale!!
Happy Bastille Day! It is a celebration of the French national day which commemorates the culmination in Paris of a violent revolution during the year of 1789.
I was up early to go to Champs-Élysées for the military parade with my host family. The parade starts at 10 a.m., and we arrived at around 9:00 a.m. The police set up two lines of fences on the sidewalk, one is closer to the road, one is farther from it. If you arrive early enough, you would be able to get in between the two fences, and you can see the parade more clearly. But when we arrived, they were already closing the fence, so we could only “see” the parade from the second fence, which almost equals to not being able to see anything.
We were able to see the aerobatic team of the French Air Force and their aircrafts.
We rested during the afternoon. Most of the stores in Paris are closed during this day. At around 6 p.m., we left our apartment to see the fireworks at Eiffel Tower. We got there around 6:30 p.m. and there were already crowds and crowds of people sitting on the grass enjoying their packed dinner. We found a spot to eat first, and decided to find a better spot later.
Luckily, we found a pretty decent spot to see the firework. The top of the Eiffel Tower was blocked by the tree branch. In order to take better photos without anything in the way, I moved inch by inch to the right despite the people next to me were about to yell at my face.