Thursday, July 14, 2011

La Fete Nationale!

Bonjour!  Today is Bastille Day in France, also know as La Fete Nationale or le quatorze julliet!  It commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison  in 1789!  Do you wonder where the Bastille prison was located?

Well, right about where this commemorative statue stands!


During my trip in February, I spent a good amount of a day in the Bastille area as that is where my favorite outdoor food market was located.  It's a charming little neighborhood that I will definitely return to on my next trip to Paris.

Even though I have no French ancestry, I figure today is a good day to celebrate my love for this country.  I will be celebrating Bastille Day in my own little way today by wearing a French-inspired dress (the one I wore for my birthday party), eating some French foods (hoping to track down a Nicoise Salad tonight), listening to my French Cafe CD on my iPod, and watching Broken English tonight (which is a movie that is mostly set in Paris).

Viva la France!! 

16 comments:

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

What a fun idea to celebrate this!

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

What a fun idea to celebrate this!

Becky said...

Viva la France you francophile! :)

AshleyD said...

How fun! Have you seen Midnight in Paris yet? I haven't, but my mom has seen it three times and is raving about it!

B and B said...

I also heard Midnight in Paris is excellent.
Sounds like you have a fun day planned!

Carolina John said...

french fries? french bread? Watching le tour? all good bastile day stuff. have fun! Vive le Tour!

Raquelita said...

My best friend and his husband got engaged in Paris on Bastille Day a few years ago. Very romantic.

Jess said...

Sounds fun! Have a great day!

missris said...

I love Bastille Day and definitely celebrate every year! Today I'm wearing an outfit inspired by the French flag, and later today I'll call my French-born father and sing La Marseillaise together!

Mandy said...

Viva la France! Happy celebrating.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I love your love of France and all things French! We NEED to plan a trip to Montreal :)

Viva la France!!! XO

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Wow, 5 years ago today I was in Paris :) I don't necessarily recommend going on Bastille Day by the way haha, it's a bit crazy. Have fun celebrating it though :) I love that dress you wore for your birthday!

qwerkyqook said...

paris is only 7 days away. Can't wait. I plan on re-reading your blog in preparation ;)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Viva la France!!!

Marlys said...

Enjoy your day! Sounds like fun!
I'm excited to see that Suzanne is going to Paris!

Margarita said...

Bastille Day!! Always very fun to celebrate!