Posts Tagged ‘fêtes’

Paris festivals: Bastille Day planes

French Festivals, Fêtes and Holidays: Bastille Day

Bastille Day: a commemoration of the storming of the Bastille prison; a celebration of the first république; and, like many French festivals, fêtes and holidays, a real pain in the derrière if you’re out of the loop. Of course, Parisians make it look so effortless: a parade here, a picnic alfresco there—all while dropping by the Fête des Loges in the Tuileries, catching the fireworks and then casually strolling into a bal des pompiers (firemen’s ball). To ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the fun, we’ve concocted the perfect last-minute checklist for your Bastille Day sans stress.

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The Quartier d'Eté arts festival

Spring and Summer Festivals in France

It’s that time of year again when France erupts into festival mode. While great fêtes and festivals in France are held throughout the year, spring and summer are the seasons of bounty.

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