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July 14th is Bastille Day!!

Bastille Day, the French national holiday, commemorates the storming of the Bastille, which took place on 14 July 1789 and marked the beginning of the French Revolution.

Vive la France! Vive la différence!

Pee-wee Herman in Paris, France near the Eiffel Tower

Storming of the Bastille history:

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. The prison only contained seven inmates at the time of its storming but was a symbol of the abuses of the monarchy: its fall was the flashpoint of the French Revolution.

In France, Le quatorze juillet (14 July) is a public holiday, usually called Bastille Day in English.

LOOK! A Light Up Bastille Day French Eiffel Tower Fascinator!

  • The French Air Force

    Happy Bastille Day Pee Wee.

  • laura valentina

    Happy happy Bastille day Paul!! Wonderful blog!

  • Helen Gircko

    This time of dances!!! We won’t forget, on a place where there was a Bastille, participants of storm cleared away a platform and wrote: “Here dance!” Cheerful day, Pee-wee! Vive la France !

  • Helen Gircko

    ( Photo: All that ‘s left of it . This is the fate of symbols of tyranny … )