2024 Bastille Day Military Parade

Every year, a large military parade is held in Paris to commemorate the 14th of July, France’s national holiday, known in English-speaking countries as Bastille Day. On that day, the French Foreign Legion also takes part in the parade in the capital. However, due to the upcoming 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, this year’s parade was downsized and did not take place on the famous Champs-Élysées. Read more and see images.

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1er RE, 2e REG: 2022 Bastille Day Military Parade in Marseille

See images from Marseille, Southern France, from July 14, 2022, when a Foreign Legion detachment paraded there. It consisted of elements provided by the same two regiments that also took part in the 2022 Bastille Day Military Parade in Paris on the same day: the 1st Foreign Regiment (1er RE) and the 2nd Foreign Engineer Regiment (2e REG).

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2020 Bastille Day Military Parade

This Tuesday marks the French National Day of the 14th July, called Bastille Day in the English-speaking world. As usually, a military parade occurred in Paris. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bastille Day military parade was significantly reduced. Nevertheless, the Foreign Legion was still represented. See videos.

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Bastille Day Military Parade 2019

Since 1880, a large military parade occurs in Paris each 14 July, the French national day, called Bastille Day in English-speaking countries. Traditionally, the Bastille Day military parade takes place on the Champs-Elysées, a well-known avenue in the 8th arrondissement. The Foreign Legion participated in the parade for the very first time with their white kepis in 1939. Even last Sunday, the legionnaires showed up in the ceremony.

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