Happy Bastille Day

On July 14, 1789 the French Revolution began with the storming of the Bastille.  The storming of the Bastille prison was a symbol of French citizens rising up against the oppression of the Monarchy.  The only French monarch to ever be executed by guillotine was Louis XVI in January 21, 1793. The revolution continued eventually giving away to the First Republic.

This monument marks the sight of the Bastille.  
The French have celebrated Bastille Day since 1880.  And since 1918 a military parade has marched down the Champ-Elysees.

Arc de Triomphe

The French Revolution marks the uprising of the citizens against an oppressive monarch government.   Today citizens enjoy a free Republic.  Paris is an amazing city full of beautiful art, music and architecture.  It is evident that free people are creative people.  Parisians demonstrate a true joie de vivre (joy of living)

Viva la France!!


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