Bastille Day

17 Jul

…was this Thursday and Chris and I had a great time celebrating the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution. We took in the military parade on les Champs Elysees, even getting to see President Sarkozy himself.  Jets, new and old, flew overhead to signify the start of the parade.

Armed forces from various divisions followed the airshow marching down les Champs Elysees. 

Even though thousands of people attended the parade, Chris and I both remarked how quiet it was.  The French always seem to keep conversations at a low volume and it’s very noticeable in certain situations.  On our way home, we finally found what independence days are really all about…a vendor selling irresistible street food!

We ended the evening with fireworks near the Eiffel Tower.  Luckily, we arrived early and found a little spot for a picnic.  By the time the fireworks started, the place was mobbed.

 

After much too much wine, Chris decided to do the Dougie on the walk home.  It wasn’t very successful, but this photo is good for a laugh!


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