Wednesday, 13 July 2022

Week 28 2022


We have a Fete National this week, perhaps the biggest of the year, Le 14 Juillet, though in English it's known as Bastille Day.  It's a day to celebrate the French Republic and in Paris there is a large military parade.  The Bastille was a medieval fortress and prison in Paris and was stormed by troops on 14 July 1789, thus leading to the beginning of the French Revolution.

A politician named Benjamin Raspail proposed that 14 July should become a holiday in France in 1880. Bastille Day was a public holiday for the first time on 14 July 1880.
Nowadays France celebrates with the military parade in Paris and all across the country towns and villages have communal meals, dances and fireworks. Find out more about this day here.

There are plenty of options in and around us, and not just on 14th July, but the 13th and 15th too.  You won't have to travel very far to find fireworks this week!

Whatever you do in the Gironde and Dordogne regions, have a great time.

Best wishes,

Week 28


13 July

14 July - Bastille day

Big Vide grenier in Velines

15 July

16 July

17 July

Vide grenier at Pujols and Monsegur


Coming up...

And finally...

The tomatoes are ripening. One of my favourite ways to enjoy fresh tomatoes is a Tomatini.



1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your post. Have you ever thought about going on Benidorm holidays?