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We locked the bar doors and watched as Rue La Fayette became a solid stream of angry protesters. I had seen a good many...

Bastille Day, (La Fête Nationale en francais), commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, the event which marked the first anniversary of the storming...

Most people don’t realize that the event marking French Independence Day, known in France as La Fête Nationale, began well before July 14, 1789,...

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....

The three largest Bastille Day (La Fête Nationale) events in Paris (the Firemen’s Ball, military parade on the Champs-Elysées and fireworks over the Eiffel...

La crêperie des Canettes, Paris 6th. Photo by patrianova. It’s easy to get blasé about crêpes in Paris. If you’re anything like me, after a brief but...

Dear Antiques Diva®, A number of years ago we had the pleasure of shopping a special, tented antiques market in Paris near the Seine...

A shadow of infamy still surrounds the name of the French Queen Marie-Antoinette, who met the guillotine on October 16, 1793. Two centuries after...