I went by myself (since a few of my comrades wanted to head to bed early after a late night last night!) and walked across the bridge to get a good view. There were more people than I have every seen in one place and I luckily checked the map before I left and took a different metro stop than the normal Eiffel Tower stop. While France's fireworks aren't as big and bold as the US, they might just have us beat on the scenery- between the reflection in the water and the lights on the tower, it was a spectacular show.
As I walked home along Canal St. Martin under a nearly full moon, I thought for the 1,987th time, I am SO lucky to be here.