July 14 – The French National Holyday
In France, we celebrate the National Holiday on the 14th of July. During this day we commemorate
the storming of the Bastille, where the french people took over The Bastille and brought down the
absolute monarchy. In France we call this famous event « La révolution française » !
This day is an occasion for all of us to spend time all together and celebrate !
Every year, many villages and cities set up events to commemorate this symbolic day. Here are the one we recommand nearby our Hostel :
The Dinard’s fireworks : The 26th July, 11PM at Plage de l’Ecluse
The Dinard’s firework is probably the most famous one in Bretagne. As well as being exceptionnal
fireworks, they are taking place in front of the sea, which makes it even more spectacular ! And ofcourse, it’s free ! 😛
How to get there from Edd ?
You have to go to Saint-Malo first (How to get there here), which only takes 15mins by train ! Once
you are in Saint-Malo, there are two possibilities :
- If you have time, go to the Saint-Malo’s port near Intra Muros and take the « Bus de Mer »
(Sea bus) which will bring you to Dinard in only 10 minutes. It will be a good occasion the
watch the coastline ! You can easily get your tickets directly on site. More informations here.
- Take the bus « Ligne 16 » from the Train Station. It lasts 30 minutes
The Saint-Malo’s firework : On the 14th July, 11 PM at le Môle des Noires, nearby Intra Muros.
The Saint-Malo’s firework is also known as a very nice one ! And it’s only 15 minutes by train from the Hostel !
Events in Rennes : July 13
This parade is an occasion to see a lot of different militaries, vehicules and costumes and the biggest city in Bretagne. Pretty amazing to watch ! You will also see the famous orchestra of the Artillery !
The program :
11.30 AM, at Place de la Mairie : The traditionnal military parade
8 PM, at la Place de la Mairie : The traditionnal Hoedown
11 PM, at Stade de la Bellangerais : The firework
The Dol-de-Bretagne’s Firework and events
This year, Dol-de-Bretagne will commemorate the National Holyday with fireworks on the 27th of july !
You will see different traditional parades (musicians and others groups), on the 14th and 21st July, but also on the 4th the 11th and the 18th of August!
Only 10 minutes walk from the Hostel ! 🙂
How to go back to the Hostel ?
Unfortunately you will not find any bus or train that brings you back to Dol-de-Bretagne after 9-10 PM.
That’s why we encourage you to plan it beforehand with other people from the Hostel. We always have some eddplorers that own a car, there is always a solution. You can use the carpooling service Blablacar, which is very developped and convenient ! Hitchhiking is another option if you feel it (it’s very common in France).
NB : There is unfortunately no such event in Mont Saint-Michel. Indeed it’s impossible to set up a firework because of the numerous old wooden houses.
I hope (I’m sure) you will enjoy these activities ! I wish you an eddcellent French National Holyday ! 😀
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