July 14th Fireworks

The July 14th fireworks is a French tradition dating back to the late 18th century, shortly after the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, which marked the beginning of the French Revolution.

It was during the Fête de la Fédération on July 14, 1790, that the first fireworks were launched in Paris and other cities in France to commemorate the event.

These fireworks were a way to celebrate the freedom and independence of the nation, as well as to entertain citizens. Over the years, the tradition of the July 14th fireworks has continued.

Today, the July 14th fireworks, some of which are launched on July 13th, are launched in many cities in France. In Chinon, unless there is an exception, for example in 2021 there was no fireworks due to the Vienne River being in flood, it is always launched on July 14th.

10:15 AM: Official ceremony – War Memorial, Jeanne d’Arc Square Parade to City Hall, Reception

4 PM to 5 PM: The Little Feet Dance – Guinguette Rabelaisienne, on the banks of the Vienne.

11 PM: Pyrotechnic show (fireworks)

11:30 PM: Popular dance, City Hall Square.