Bastille Day

Happy Bastille Day!  On July 14 all French citizens and Francophiles the world over celebrate the birth of modern day France. Several years ago I spent a wonderful Bastille Day in Paris. The energy and celebratory mood were amazing. All the neighborhood fire houses (and there are many!) held open house with dancing, eating and drinking. People go to as many as they can. We ended up dancing till midnight at Place St. Sulpice. Later we watched the fireworks and drank champagne from the hotel terrace. An evening to remember! Vive la France!
 

Photo: via Flickr

Photo: via Flickr