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It’s Bastille Day! See How People Are Celebrating In France

Written by Mary Zakheim

Vive la France! Today is Bastille Day, which marks the day in 1789 when French citizens stormed the Bastille, a fortress in Paris used as an armory and prison for political prisoners. It’s also noted as one of the seminal events in the early days of the French Revolution. Today, the celebrations are a point of French pride — a commemoration of their highly regarded ideals of liberté, égalité, fraternité. In France, as well as in cities with French connections across the world, the celebrations are a joyous affair—often including free live music, loads of wine and cheese, and, of course, fireworks.

Here’s  look at 14 ways the people of France are celebrating this July 14 holiday!

We were treated to a fittingly beautiful start in Montpellier on #BastilleDay this morning #TDF

A photo posted by teamsky (@teamsky) on

Pic nique du 14 juillet #francoislefrancais #foodporn #14juillet #bastilleday

A photo posted by Pico (@gethardhero) on

Happy Bastille Day ❤️

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Happy #Bastille Day! Paris, France. By @patrickcolpron .

A photo posted by BEST VACATIONS (@bestvacations) on

La Fête Nationale #bastille day #arcdetriomphe #paris

A photo posted by Nicole Scherzinger (@nicolescherzy) on

Happy #Bastille Day thank you @fscapferrat for the cute #Macarons

A photo posted by Ben Palmer-Penn (@benjamin_palmer) on

#bastille #bastilleday #pokemongo #pokemon

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Mary Zakheim

When she is not figuring out what the middle button on her headphones is for, explaining the difference between Washington State and Washington D.C., arriving to the airport too early or refusing to use the Oxford comma, you can usually find Mary in the mountains, at a show or on her couch.

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