Champs-Élysées - Paris
Champs-Élysées is the main boulevard in Paris. It runs from the Arc de Triomphe, at one end, to the Egyptian obelisk – the oldest man-made object in Paris – at the other end, at Place de la Concorde. The best time to walk down the Champs-Élysées is after dark, when the city really comes alive. It’s also nice during the daytime, but if you don’t like crowds, try to avoid the rush-hour period. Take a leisurely stroll along the boulevard and enjoy the shops and little cafés. The Champs-Élysées draws a cosmopolitan crowd. It’s great for people-watching.
Bastille Day Celebrations
Bastille Day (a French national holiday, referred to as La Fête de la Bastille or La Fête Nationale) takes place on July 14 every year to mark the anniversary of the “Storming of the Bastille” in Paris on July 14, 1789. Thousands of spectators join in the celebrations and line the Champs-Elysees to watch the annual Military Parade, followed by fun street fairs around the city, and ending in a spectacular fireworks display at the Eiffel Tower.