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Official Schedule for July 14, French National Day

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Official Schedule for July 14, French National Day

I just picked up the official schedule for the French National Day from the Tourist Office this morning. The following is a list of all of the activities:

Military Parade, Champs Elysées, 9:00 am

9:00 am: Organization and inspection of the troops

10:00 am: Arrival of the President of the Republic (François Hollande)

10:40 am: Opening flypast, troops parade

11:40 am: Closing flypast

During the afternoon, the units will meet the Parisians at 11 locations, including Invalides and Nation.

Lunch on the grass, Palace of Versailles, 11:00 am-4:00 pm

Huge picnic on the banks of the Grand Canal. Free entrance, no booking required.

Dress code: white.

Fireworks, Eiffel Tower, 10:45 pm (30 minutes)

Theme: "Disco Years" (70s-80s).

Firemen's Balls

In the fire stations, nights of the 13th and 14th from 9:00 pm to 4:00 am.

And Also ...

Louvre Museum: Free entrance all day

Opera Garnier: Free representation of the ballet La Fille mal gardée, 7:30 pm (according to availability of places)

Longchamp Racecourse: Garden Party with races and many animations

Stade de France: Madonna's world tour concert, 8:00 pm (booking required)

If you would like to see some photos of the preparations, including the large disco ball hanging from the Eiffel Tower, I posted a couple on my blog:

…blogspot.fr/2012/07/put-on-your-dancing-sho…

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1. Re: Official Schedule for July 14, French National Day

Update - The Chateau de Versailles just posted the following on Twitter:

Due to bad weather, the picnic on the lawn in the Park of Versailles tomorrow is unfortunately cancelled.

Fingers crossed that the weather improves before tomorrow. It's miserable today!

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2. Re: Official Schedule for July 14, French National Day

I just checked tomorrow's weather and at best it's iffy. I'm hoping the downpours yesterday and today use it all up for tomorrow.

Thanks for the schedule! Very helpful.

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3. Re: Official Schedule for July 14, French National Day

I just read that the gardens at the Elysee Palace will be open to the public in the afternoon.

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4. Re: Official Schedule for July 14, French National Day

Yes I read that too Frenchtwinkie. The gardens will be open from 3pm (or 1pm according to some sources? Seems early to me...) to 6pm but you won't see President Hollande, he'll be going to Brittany tomorrow afternoon.

Now could this rain stop???!!!! I keep reading about events being cancelled throughout France because of the rain. Let's hope tomorrow is better...

Thanks for posting the schedule sojoh.

Edited: 4:29 pm, July 13, 2012
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5. Re: Official Schedule for July 14, French National Day

Boooo rain. Walking around Paris is not that enjoyable when you're all wet. :(. Hope it stops raining- but supposed to rain til Tuesday. A bit of a bummer

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6. Re: Official Schedule for July 14, French National Day

does anyone knows what would be the last train to versailles after the fireworks? Will there be any extra trains after midnight due to the event?

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7. Re: Official Schedule for July 14, French National Day

The morning news says there is a possibility of the Paris fireworks being cancelled if it rains as hard tonight as it did Friday night.

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8. Re: Official Schedule for July 14, French National Day

My main worry is poor Madge!

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9. Re: Official Schedule for July 14, French National Day

i am so happy today i felling bu

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10. Re: Official Schedule for July 14, French National Day

Subtitles please