If you are in Paris for Bastille Day on 14th July do not miss out on the fireworks near the Eiffel Tower. While the fireworks are spectacular, what I loved the most was the electric atmosphere with all the nearby streets and bridges thronged by Parisians and tourists alike. Make sure you reach a bit early to find the perfect spot to watch the fireworks because it will get supremely crowded. And don't forget that bottle of wine! Traveller Tip: Entry to the Louvre is free on Bastille Day. There are also quirky parties at firehouses, free ballet performances and concerts so remember to check Bastille Day events in advance if you are lucky enough to find yourself in Paris at this time of the year.