Tag: La Fete nationale

Talkin’ bout a revolution

It’s le 14 Juillet or La Fête Nationale today in France though civic celebrations this year, thanks to you know what, will be considerably dialled back. Last year M Macron welcomed world leaders in Paris to a truly splendid display of military might. This… Continue Reading “Talkin’ bout a revolution”

It’s la Fête nationale today!

In the English speaking world it’s called Bastille Day but here it’s known simply as le 14 juillet. The French national holiday commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789, a pivotal moment in the French Revolution. What began as an angry mob… Continue Reading “It’s la Fête nationale today!”