Are you into partying. What about visiting Paris in the middle of the summer and experience a party that's comparable with New Years eve in Copenhagen or 4th of July in Boston!
There is a grand party over all of France during the evening the 13th of July. There's life and joy on every street and in Paris thousands of people are gathered to celebrate all night. There are big firework shows, events and happenings which certainly are worth experiencing.
14th of July is France's national day. They celebrate the storm of the Bastille in 1789 which marked the beginning of the French revolution. The day is celebrated all over the French speaking world and you can even see parades and events in places such as San Francisco, New York City, Seattle and many other places.
The largest and most famous parade takes place in the morning on the Champs-Élysèes in Paris, where the military displays all their might before the French precident and his guests. The entire army is represented, from the infantry, the foreign legion, students from the military schools, the navy, the police, the firemen and what not. The hangovers from the night before are challenged when the airforce performs their grand displays with noise, smoke and colours. During the later years it has become custom to invite France's allies to participate in the parade.
This year the president of Syria, Basha al-Assad has been invited to view the events with president Sarkozy.