Sooooo....I am JUST realizing that we will be biking in Loire Valley during Fete Nationale. I was trying to make this trip fit our schedule so I hadn't even considered this. Looking for an idea of what it will be like....
We will be in Blois on 7/13 and Amboise on 7/14 and I understand that celebrations can happen on either of those days. Looking back at 2019 it looks like we will hit both celebrations if the dates stay the same.
Does anyone know what type of celebrations these towns do other than fireworks? I assume I'll need to make our dinner reservations soon (these are the two stops where we don't already have meals included) - are restaurants typically even open on these days? - are there any celebratory activities we should think about purchasing tickets for in advance? Anything else we should prepare for or is it just a laid back event and something to enjoy and not give a second thought?
We will be heading to Paris on 7/15 so I assume we will past the activities there by then and things should be just regular crowds of people there?
Thanks for any help!