VIDEO: Watch France's spectacular Bastille Day fireworks

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VIDEO: Watch France's spectacular Bastille Day fireworks
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France celebrated its fête nationale with the usual spectaclar fireworks display over the Eiffel Tower - but due to health restrictions there were no crowds this year.


Normally thousands of people flock to central Paris to watch the concert on the Champs de Mars and the fireworks over the tower which round off the July 14th celebrations.

However due to the health crisis, there was no spectator space this year and instead the fireworks and concert were relayed on TV.


That didn't mean the display was any less ambitious than usual, though, and also included a tribute to the 'everyday heroes' who kept the country going throughout the pandemic and lockdown.

Here are some of the highlights.




Those lucky enough to have a balcony with a view of the Tower watched from their homes.


While others watched from vantage points in the city including the Montparnasse Tower and the Ecole militaire.


Others went to the bridges over the Seine to get a good view.




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