On 14 July 2017, it will be a national bank holiday however the usual Fête Nationale (Bastille Day) fireworks and celebrations on the French Riviera will be replaced by a day of commemoration and memory for the victims of last years attack on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice.
To honour the memory of the victims and show the support of Antibes-Juan les Pins, a ceremony of remembrance will be held at 11am on Friday 14 July at Place des Martyrs de la Résistance, beside the carousel in Old Town Antibes.
Jazz à Juan will now also commence on Saturday 15 July.
The fireworks for Fête Nationale will now be at 10.30pm on Saturday 15 July in the bay of Juan les Pins, as well as 10pm on Sunday 16 July off Salis and Ponteil beaches in Antibes.
GOLFE JUAN / VALLAURIS
The Fête Nationale ceremony organised by the Municipality of Vallauris-Golfe Juan will be held on Friday 14 July at the Monument aux Morts at 10.30am in Golfe Juan and 11.45am in Vallauris. This will be followed by a tribute to the victims of the 14 July 2016 attack in Nice.
The fireworks for Fête Nationale will now be at 10pm on Monday 17 July in the bay of Golfe Juan.
This year, Nice is organising a day of tribute on 14 July to the victims, to the dedication of the public health, relief and security services, but also to the heroes, witnesses and anonymous victims and their families. The programme is:
9am-8pm: Participative tribute, quai des Etats-Unis
4.30pm: Parade at Place Massena and municipal tribute
9pm: Concert by the Philarmonic Orchestra of Nice at Promenade du Peillon
10.34pm A minutes silence will be observed
NOTE: There will be no changes to any Fête Nationale events already scheduled for 13 or 15 July. The events on 14 July for Cannes, St Paul de Vence, Roquebrune Cap Martin and Valbonne remain unchanged.