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.
— France 2 (@France2tv) July 14, 2020
The sky over the Eiffel Tower in Paris was lit up with fireworks last night as France marked Bastille Day and paid tribute to the 'everyday heroes' who played a role in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic pic.twitter.com/Rpd6ohW0JG
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) July 15, 2020
Those lucky enough to have a balcony with a view of the Tower watched from their homes.
C’est juste incroyable ❤️ Je t’aime ma ville pic.twitter.com/U5moYDOR9W
— mayoussa (@mayssabnabd) July 14, 2020
While others watched from vantage points in the city including the Montparnasse Tower and the Ecole militaire.
Revivez le bouquet final du feu d'artifice de Paris, filmé depuis l'École militaire ? pic.twitter.com/TfMr1BDZCi
— BFMTV (@BFMTV) July 14, 2020
Others went to the bridges over the Seine to get a good view.
PARIS – Très forte affluence sur les ponts de la capitale pour assister au feu d’artifice.
— Clément Lanot (@ClementLanot) July 14, 2020