Program - July 14, 2022 Parade
This year's parade slogan is "Sharing the Flame".
It is a reference to the flame of French sporting and academic excellence and to the hosting of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
It is also a reference to the flame of the Nation, guarantor of a rich memorial heritage and a tribute to the resilience shown by the Armed Forces and the French people in the face of contemporary challenges.
The July 14 military parade is the unmissable meeting of the French with their army. Since 1980, the ceremony takes place on the Champs-Élysées avenue.
>9:30 am : end of the setting up of the troops on foot and motorized on the site Étoile / Champs Élysées. Inspection of the troops by the general officers commanding the parades on foot and motorized.
>9:45 am: end of the setting up of the honor detachments of the Republican Guard, place Charles-de-Gaulle and place de la Concorde.
10 am: arrival of the President of the Republic, avenue de Friedland.
Welcome by Army General Thierry Burkhard, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces (CEMA), accompanied by Lieutenant General Christophe Abad, Military Governor of Paris (GMP). Review of the troops.
>10:15 a.m.: Honors paid to the President of the Republic, Place de la Concorde, by the 1st and 2nd infantry regiments (RI) of the Republican Guard.
Reception by the Prime Minister, Mrs. Élisabeth Borne, the Minister of the Armed Forces, Mr. Sébastien Lecornu and the President of the Republic's private chief of staff, Admiral Jean-Philippe Rolland.
>10:21 a.m.: opening scene: a parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Bagad de Lann-Bihoué, by the crews of the French Navy fleet and the Bagad de Lann-Bihoué.
>10:34 a.m.: Parade of aircraft, commanded by Major General Louis Pena, second in command of air defense and air operations.
>10:43 a.m.: parade of invited foreign nations (Eastern Europe) and honored troops (eastern flank reassurance mission).
Parade of the troops on foot, commanded by the brigadier general Laurent Proença.
>11:31 a.m.: Parade of helicopters, commanded by Air Division General Louis Pena, second in command of air defense and air operations.
>11:35 a.m.: Parade of motorized troops, commanded by Major General Emmanuel Gaulin.
>11:45 a.m.: Parade of mounted troops.
>11:49 a.m.: Closing ceremony: academic and sports excellence.
>12:03 pm: departure of the President of the Republic.
This parade will be the first one in which LOUIS, who has just finished his year of training in the French Navy and who will be the youngest soldier present, will participate!
A great moment of emotion in perspective because to parade on the Champs Elysées is always a moment which remains unforgettable.
Photo : Ettore Riva
Sources : https://www.defense.gouv.fr/14-juillet-2022