VIDEO: Watch the spectacular Bastille Day fireworks show over the Eiffel Tower

VIDEO: Watch the spectacular Bastille Day fireworks show over the Eiffel Tower

After a day of military might and inventors on hoverboards, France's Bastille Day celebrations drew to a close with the traditional spectacular fireworks displays.

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IN PICTURES: Discover the Normandy village crowned France’s ‘favourite’

IN PICTURES: The painstaking restoration of the Royal Chapel of Versailles

IN PICTURES: The painstaking restoration of the Royal Chapel of Versailles

IN PICTURES: Paris’ secret pop-up picnic on the banks of the Seine

IN PICTURES: Paris’ secret pop-up picnic on the banks of the Seine

IN PICTURES: Versailles hosts dazzling period costume homage to French royalty

IN PICTURES: Versailles hosts dazzling period costume homage to French royalty

In pictures: Eiffel Tower struck by lightning as storms hit Paris

In pictures: Eiffel Tower struck by lightning as storms hit Paris

In Pictures: 17,000 turn out for the poshest picnic in Paris

In Pictures: 17,000 turn out for the poshest picnic in Paris

In Pictures: Torrential rain leaves Paris streets and Metro stations under water

In Pictures: Torrential rain leaves Paris streets and Metro stations under water

In Pictures: The best places in France to watch the sun go down

In Pictures: The best places in France to watch the sun go down

Snow pics: France’s most famed sites like you’ve never seen them before

Snow pics: France’s most famed sites like you’ve never seen them before

IN PICTURES: French Alps hit by ‘once-in-a-generation’ snow storms

IN PICTURES: French Alps hit by ‘once-in-a-generation’ snow storms

The most beautiful squares across France

The most beautiful squares across France

This Frenchman just made a working Citroën 2CV out of wood

This Frenchman just made a working Citroën 2CV out of wood

In pictures: Prince William talks Brexit on Paris visit with Kate

In pictures: Prince William talks Brexit on Paris visit with Kate

IN PICTURES: Storm Zeus wreaks havoc across France

IN PICTURES: Storm Zeus wreaks havoc across France

Bonkers Belleville: The 25 photos that could only be taken in Paris’s craziest neighbourhood

Bonkers Belleville: The 25 photos that could only be taken in Paris’s craziest neighbourhood

IN PICTURES: Paris bin that looks like Donald Trump becomes internet sensation

IN PICTURES: Paris bin that looks like Donald Trump becomes internet sensation

IN PICTURES: You think it’s cold in Paris now but look how chilly it got in days gone by

IN PICTURES: You think it’s cold in Paris now but look how chilly it got in days gone by

IN PICTURES: See how the icy spell is making France shiver

IN PICTURES: See how the icy spell is making France shiver

IN PICTURES: France as seen from space through the unique lens of an astronaut

IN PICTURES: France as seen from space through the unique lens of an astronaut

IN PICTURES: South-western France treated to spectacular sunset

IN PICTURES: South-western France treated to spectacular sunset

IN PICS: Winter bites in France

IN PICS: Winter bites in France

IN PICTURES: The defining moments of Hollande’s presidency

IN PICTURES: The defining moments of Hollande’s presidency

IN PICS: The story of the ‘ghost Metro stations’ of Paris

IN PICS: The story of the ‘ghost Metro stations’ of Paris

Striking before and after pics reveal extent of Paris flood

Striking before and after pics reveal extent of Paris flood

IN PICS: See how high the River Seine has risen in Paris

IN PICS: See how high the River Seine has risen in Paris

Paris: Canal Saint-Martin reveals its dirty secrets

Paris: Canal Saint-Martin reveals its dirty secrets