Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fete Nationale in France

Today is Bastille Day in France which symbolizes the end of the Monarchy and the beginning of what is now called the First French Republic. The Bastille, a prison at the time, was stormed on July 14, 1789. This event came to represent the end of the king's power and the transfer of power to the people.

Today the French celebrate all over the country and I thought I´d make my way through Cannes tonight to see what festivities they have planned for here. In Paris they have the most spectacular parades down the Champs Elysees and fireworks high above the LÁrc de Triomphe and I imagine the Riviera is quick to follow... at least with the firework displays.

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