Bastille day

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Bastille day

The Bastille was a prison in Paris where the king and queen usually locked up people who didn't agree with their decisions.The Storming of the Bastille occurred in Paris, France on the morning of 14 July 1789. The medieval fortress and prison in Paris known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the center of Paris.

First Republic

From 1792 through to 1795, a National Convention met in Paris to discuss the future of the French Government. They decided to completely erase the monarchy and establish a republic. They also granted the right to vote to all men, regardless of whether you could pay your taxes or not.

French Revolution

The French Revolution was an influential period of social and political disruption in France that started in 1789 and lasted until 1799, and was partially carried forward by Napoleon during the later expansion of the French Empire.

Bastille Day Feasts

In some parts of France it is customary to have a picnic on Bastille Day, but in most regions, families go home to enjoy a nice relaxing meal in the middle of the day. Of course, many families enjoy this meal at home in their backyards or gardens in order to enjoy the weather.

Bastille Day

Storming the Bastille


Military Parade

The parade passes down the Champs-Elysées from l'Arc de Triomphe to Place de la Concorde where the President of the French Republic. This is a popular event in France, broadcast on French TV, and is the oldest regular military parade in the world.

Military Parade


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