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Bastille Day Military Parade
- Created 2012-02-26
(or 14 July Military Parade, translation of the French name of
Défilé militaire du 14 Juillet
) is a
that has been held on the morning of 14 July each year in
since 1880, almost without exception.
The parade passes down the
Arc de Triomphe
Place de la Concorde
President of the French Republic
, his government and foreign ambassadors to France stand. This is a popular event in
, broadcast on French TV, and is the oldest regular military parade in the world. In some years, invited detachments of foreign troops take part in the parade and foreign statesmen attend as guests.
Smaller military parades are held in French garrison towns (like
) with local troops.
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A video on the Bastille Day
The 2011 Bastille day Parade, video broadcast by the French Minstry of Defence
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