Happy Bastille Day

July 14, 2014

By Tab Byrum

Bastille Day is the English name given to the holiday in France that celebrates the storming of the Bastille Prison in Paris and the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789. In France the day is formally called The National Celebration.

July 14, 1789, Citizens of Paris storm the Bastille Prison

July 14 1789, Citizens of Paris storm the Bastille Prison, Image courtesy of Pinterest.

Celebrations are held all over France, with the largest and oldest continually held parade in Europe on the morning of July 14 on the Champs Elysees in Paris.

Bastille Day parade Photo courtesy of Pinterest

Bastille Day Parade, Image courtesy of Pinterest

The day is full of color and celebrations throughout France, culminating as all independence celebrations should in fireworks.

Photo courtesy of Pinterest

Image courtesy of Pinterest

In celebration of Bastille Day I’m sharing photos with you of Bastille celebrations as well as photos we took on our most recent trip to Paris, and throughout the week on the blog we will focus on all things French in design. ┬áSo come back every day and see what’s up our gorgeous French cuffs this week on Tabulous Design.

The River Seine and Grand Palais

The River Seine and The Grand Palais

My BFF Donna and I on the Eiffel Tower

My BFF Donna and I on the Eiffel Tower

The Arc de Triomphe

A painting inside the Pantheon

A painting inside The Pantheon

Love this pic, circular staircase under the Pantheon

Love this pic, a circular staircase under The Pantheon

Close as we could get

Close as we could get

Behind the clock face in the Musee de Orsay

Behind the clock face in The Musee d’Orsay

Decisions, decisions on our Chocolate Tour of Paris

Decisions, decisions on our chocolate tour of Paris

Mike and I sitting down after a long day on our feet

Mike and I sitting down for dinner and a rest after a long day on our feet

The Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles

The Hall of Mirrors in Versailles

The Hall of Mirrors in Versailles

Marie Antoinette's bed at Versailles

Marie Antoinette’s bed at Versailles

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Sacre Coeur

Sacre Coeur

The View of Paris from the top of Sacre Coeur

The view of Paris from the top of Sacre Coeur

May sound a little morbid but one of my favorite things we did was walk through Pere Lachaise Cemetery, truly breathtaking.

May sound a little morbid, but one of my favorite things we did was walk through Pere Lachaise Cemetery, amazing monuments

31 Rue de Cambon

31 Rue de Cambon

Eiffel Tower at night, breathtaking.

One word, breathtaking

Last night in Paris, au revoir.

Last night in Paris, au revoir

Image courtesy of Pinterest

Image courtesy of Pinterest

Unless otherwise noted all photos are my own.

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