Carcassonne July 14 fireworks


Taken from the medieval city, the fireworks display in Carcassonne is the unmissable world event that attracts hundreds of thousands of people every year. Become one of the most famous and one of the most beautiful fireworks of France, it illuminates every year since 1898 the sky of the city. Come live and attend this extraordinary and unforgettable spectacle.


Over 700,000 visitors crowd together on the banks of the Aude to watch this incredible fireworks display.

For over 25 minutes starting at 22.30 you can watch colourful pyrotechnics in blue, white, yellow, green, red and gold with a final spectacular bouquet of over 1200 bursts of fire in 6 seconds over a frontage of 600 metres.

On 14th August 1898, the « Cadets de Gascogne » entered Carcassonne. This delegation was made up of literary, artistic and political personalities.

On this occasion, the city of Carcassonne organised a grand feast in honour of these prestigious visitors. To conclude the festivities, they used Bengal lights to simulate a fire and transform the Cité into an enormous shimmering stone. It was such a success that they decided to keep this tradition of fire going, and to do the same thing again every year on 14th July at 22h30