Paris est une fête ! Bonne fête Nationale ! Today France is going to celebrate with Fireworks the Prise de la Bastille.
Today, around 2,000 French soldiers gathered for a ceremony in the Place de la Concorde in Paris. It began with a tribute to Gen Charles de Gaulle, who 80 years ago famously called on France to resist the Nazi German occupation in a radio address from London (UK).
And let’s not forget either : France has also honoured its health workers at scaled-down events to mark the national celebration amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
About the fireworks : it always feature heavily in Paris and main cities (Lyon, Marseille, Strasbourg, Lille, Bordeaux, Toulouse).Given current situation, Bastille Day fireworks will be held and have been confirmed in Paris and its region. Despite the health crisis, magnificent firework shows will be performed along with entertainments.
On his book A Moveable Feast, E. Hemingway recalls that time when he discovered his vocation as a young writer during his stay in the French Capital. He wrote and I quote : ”If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”.
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Bonne fête Nationale ! 14 July 2020
Article by Frozen Sailor