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Barefoot BloggerWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Bastille Day How Can One Fine Day Go So Terribly Wrong?

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine:  When I look back at the horror that ended the day, July 14th, it’s almost impossible to believe it started off so well. July 14th isn’t just any day in France. It’s French National Day. The country celebrates its special holiday with festive events, …

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Ashley TinkerWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

La Sardinade and Fete National

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: July 14th is the National Holiday of France (Bastille Day). To celebrate, you would think that in the spirit of Liberté, égalité, fraternité all French people would celebrate this holiday in the same way… It is true that there will be fireworks set off …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLearning FrenchWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

14 Ways to Celebrate Bastille Day

On July 14, 1789, an angry mob stormed the Bastille in Paris, a prison that housed only seven inmates. To incensed crowd, the medieval structure represented a landmark which symbolized all of their frustration with the reigning monarchy, a weak economic environment, high taxes and a lack of personal financial …