Bastille Day

Bastille Day Party

In the United States, we celebrate our declaration of independence from the British and the founding of our nation on July 4. But, did you know that just 10 days later the people of another cornerstone of democracy have their national holiday? Oui. July 14 (or 14 juillet) is la fête nationale in France, commonly […]

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Bastille Day Painting, Posters, Pictures 2020

Liberty Leading the People (French: La Liberté guidant le peuple [la libɛʁte ɡidɑ̃ lə pœpl]) is a painting by Eugène Delacroix commemorating the July Revolution of 1830, which toppled King Charles X of France. A woman of the people with a Phrygian cap personifying the concept of Liberty leads a varied group of people forward over a barricade and the bodies of the fallen, holding the flag of the French […]

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Bastille Day New Orleans

We’re going to let you in on a little secret: It’s a little warm in New Orleans in July. To keep visitors coming, we offer cool summer specials and we also turn the heat up on the fun. Here’s what up besides the temperature. Photo courtesy of go4thontheriver.com Go 4th on the River, July 4 Celebrate the […]

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Bastille Day nyc 2020

Bastille Day (la Fête nationale or le 14 juillet) is the French national day. It commemorates the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison which launched the French Revolution on July 14, 1789. Bastille Day 2020 in New York City New York is on PAUSE for COVID-19 so Bastille Day on 60th St goes online from July 11-14, 2020. […]

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Bastille Day London

There is a massive French population in London. In fact, with an estimated 300,000 French citizens, London has more French nationals living in it than the cities of Bordeaux, Nantes and Strasbourg. French president Emmanuel Macron called London France’s “sixth city” in terms of its French population size, and it’s thought that more French people […]

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Bastille Day Les Miserables

But please, do me a big favor, in the spirit of the season.  Please don’t say this film is about the French Revolution.  Many of us have repeatedly corrected the media, Huffington Post included, for this oft-repeated gaffe.  No surprise, perhaps, since even Director Tom Hooper seems a little dim about French history. So let me help everyone sort this […]

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Bastille Day Let Them Eat Cake

“Let them eat cake” is the most famous quote attributed to Marie-Antoinette, the queen of France during the French Revolution. As the story goes, it was the queen’s response upon being told that her starving peasant subjects had no bread. Because cake is more expensive than bread, the anecdote has been cited as an example of Marie-Antoinette’s […]

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Bastille Day King

Many Americans view the month of July as a time to celebrate America’s Declaration of Independence and subsequent victory over the British. But July also marks the French national holiday, known as Bastille Day, which is celebrated on July 14. Not long after Americans gained their independence from the British, the French were readying for […]

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Bastille Day Kansas City

Bastille Day, France’s Independence Day, commemorates the takeover of the Bastille prison on July 14, 1789, marking the beginning of the French Revolution. In Kansas City, the owners of Le Fou Frog, Barbara and Mano Rafael, along with their Executive Chef, have planned a celebration of 21 years serving great food at 400 East 5th Street, in the historic River Market, […]

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Bastille Day Kenmare

During the year, we organise an array of special events at the hotel. For more information visit our Dining Offers page. Work, pleasure or play. Sheen Falls Lodge is the ideal place to explore south west Ireland’s rich calendar of events and festivals. We’ve specially selected a few of our favourite unique happenings below: take a look […]