“Celebrating France’s First Steps Toward Democracy:
Every July 14th, Paris celebrates Bastille Day (La Fête de la Bastille or La Fête Nationale) which marks the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789 and the first major event of the French Revolution of 1789.
The destruction of the Bastille prison in central Paris was chosen as a symbol of France’s first stirrings of democracy, though it would take several reinstated monarchies and bloody revolutions to establish an enduring Republic.” (http://goparis.about.com/od/events/p/Bastille_Day.htm)
Bastille Celebrations will continue this weekend and next week around Australia and France. Check out the following sites for ideas over the next few days, or to plan for next year. Enjoy yourself: Annette x