Bastille Day 2011: France Celebrations in Photos and Videos

Bastille Day 2011: France Celebrations in Photos and Videos

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1. Thomas Voeckler of France wins the Maillot Jaune in Tour de France on Bastille Day.  Photo: ©AP-Peter Dejong.

2. Tricolor Vespas. Photo:©Carina Okula.

3. Honor Ceremony. Photo: ©agen47.

Band performs at Versailles white picnic. Photo: ©Stephanie Dayle.

Versailles white picnic. Photo: ©Carina Okula.

1. Montpellier military parade. Photo: @domib34

2. Paris Champs-Elysées military parade. Photo: @Agen47

3. “Love you so much, dude.” Paris Champs-Elysées military parade. Photo: ©LucaChen

1.  Bals des sapeurs pompiers, 11ème, Paris. Photo: ©Lindsey Marsh.

2.  Les anciens. Photo: © Stéphane Barbery.

3.  Pompiers de Saint-Priest, France. ©Pompiers de St-Priest.

Click to watch video of real firemen of St-Priest in a “flash mob” dance.

4.  Firemen’s refreshments stand, Bals des sapeurs pompiers, 3ème, Paris.  Photo: anon BP reader.

1.  Fireworks in Lyon. Photo: © Dreamland69.

2.  Rouen fireworks. Photo: ©-T0-.

3.  Lyon fireworks. Photo: ©Dreamland69.

 

Cannes fireworks. © J. Salmoral.

 

La Tour Eiffel. Photo: © Meredith Mullins 2011meredith.mullins.artspan.com

 

To watch the entire Paris fireworks sound/light presentation, “Musicals, Broadway in Paris,”  click and go to a Daily Motion (video) site presented by the Mairie de Paris.

 

Aerial view of Eiffel Tower. Photo: © y.caradec.

Dali Wiederhoft is the executive editor and a Francophile always counting the days until her next Paris visit.

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