Fireworks light up Eiffel Tower on Bastille Day

Traditional fireworks lit up the night sky near the Eiffel Tower on Sunday as Parisians gathered under France's most beloved monument to celebrate Bastille Day.

The Eiffel Tower is illuminated during the traditional Bastille Day fireworks display in Paris. Credit: Reuters

Sparkles of red white and blue burst overhead as onlookers grooved to a mix of French songs, international dance numbers and even an occasional Bollywood tune thrown in.

Lasers and fireworks light the sky around the Eiffel Tower. Credit: Reuters

The 'Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite'-themed display that lasted about thirty minutes cost the city 600,000 euros, local media reported.

Lights shine from the Eiffel Tower during Bastille Day celebrations. Credit: Reuters

Bastille Day is the name given to France's day of national celebration, often called La Fete Nationale in France.