Bastille Day

The Eiffel Tower, dazzling in the light of countless fireworks, the chicest patriotic outfits on the street, baguettes, cheese and rosé: It’s Bastille Day in Paris!

Experiencing a country’s national holiday opens a unique window into its culture- in Paris there was a heady excitement thrumming through the streets. Walking through the crowds picnicking on the hill behind the Trocadero, I saw people from every walk of life. Families, young couples all celebrating their beloved country. As a newcomer to France, being part of the celebrations left me with a sense of wonder. From the Marseillaise winding it’s song through the city, to toasting France and watching fireworks from the oh so Parisian balconies- merci beaucoup for letting me be apart of this celebration xx




  1. Fiscel
    July 18, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    Great pictures and narrative – Thanks for Sharing! Pap and Gram

    • Margaret Holmes
      August 21, 2017 / 9:49 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed! xoxo

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