Best way to see the 14th July 2014 Fireworks at the Eiffel Tower

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14 July Eiffel Tower Concert last year

14 July Eiffel Tower Concert last year

The theme of the 14 July fireworks this year in Paris is “War and Peace” to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first World War. It starts at 11pm during 35mn. Before the fireworks, a big concert of classical musique will be given on the same theme from 9.30pm at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, facing the Champ de Mars.

Fireworks are usually launched from the Bassins du Trocadero facing the Eiffel Tower but for the first time this year, they will be launched directly from the Eiffel Tower.

What is the best way to see this extraordinary show ?

1 – You have a friend or some family in Paris with an appartment overlooking the Eiffel Tower. If not, you can book a hotel in Paris with a view on the sight ! Be careful ! When you see hotels offering a view on the Eiffel Tower on the web, it usually concerns 1, 2 or 3 rooms only. Hope yours will be one of these. If you don’t hope to see fireworks from your room window but need a hotel close to the Eiffel tower anyway, chek this page : Hotels to recommend in Paris close to the Eiffel tower.

2 – You reserve a cruise on the Seine River with a stop at the foot of the Eiffel Tower during fireworks. I would be surprised that at the time I write this post, there is still some tickets for sale but I have just seen on the web that the boat “L’Evenement” is still sells places with a departure from Quai de Bercy in Paris 12th district. You can check this page. Unfortunately, I could not find any page in English about this offer.

14th July Eiffel Tower Fireworks last year

14th July Eiffel Tower Fireworks last year

But finally, the best and more friendly way to see the Eiffel Tower firework is to go on the lawn of the Champs de Mars. It is free of charge and you can see the concert. If you plan to do so, you need to know a few things. You won’t be alone, so if you want to see the show, you must arrive on the lawn in the afternoon, even if you don’t like classical music. Come with friends or just your lover. Bring with you so drinks and things to eat. Don’t take glass bottles because policemen will take it ! They check all bags before you enter on the Champs de Mars. Sit on the grass, enjoy the friendly atmosphere, sing and talk with people around you, listen to the music and finally, enjoy fireworks !!!

Have a nice evening.

Where to watch the Football or Soccer World Cup 2014 in Paris

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Fifa World Cup 2014Here are some places where you can enjoy football (soccer) matches of the World Cup 2014 during your stay in Paris

Hotel de Ville (Paris City Hall)
Metro station “Chatelet” or “Hotel de Ville”
A giant screen as been installed on the place de l’Hotel de Ville facing Paris city hall. All football lovers can enjoy together ┬áthe French team matches.

Kia Cabana
Metro station “Champs-Elysees Clemenceau”
Kia Cabana stands on the right bank along the Seine river on the Port des Champs Elysees. It is a temporary area dedicated to the Fifa World Cup 2014 where supporters and spectators can enjoy all the ambiance of the event. Entrance is free. Only one drink is required. All matches are broadcasted outdoor in a brazilian atmosphere.
More info (in French)

Le Ballon
Rue de Mazagran (Paris 10th district)
Metro station “Bonne Nouvelle”
This bar club broadcasts all matches of the football world cup in a friendly atmosphere.
Le Ballon website

You an also enjoy all matches in many bars, pubs or restaurants in Paris.
For a list, we invite you to check Paris Info web page

Free romantic Cruise in Paris for Valentine’s Day 2014

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Valentine's Day cruise in Paris

For Valentine’s Day 2014, Heart of Paris Hotels, in collaboration with the cruise company Bateaux Parisiens, invites couples for a free one-hour romantic cruise to discover Paris from the Seine River.

All you need to do is reserve your hotel stay in Paris via Heart of Paris Hotels. The offer is valid for any stay between 13th and 17th of February 2014. There is no minimum stay required. The room needs to be at least for 2 people and all the occupants can enjoy the free cruise, even children.

For more information, go to the special Valentine’s Day offer.

Romantic cruise for Valentine's Day

Free romantic cruise in Paris

Cruise on the Seine river in Paris