Sunday, 19 July 2009

Bastille Day 2009

A little late, but here's what we did for Bastille this year.

Celebrations tend to be spread over two days (13th & 14th July), so on the 13th we went to see one of the traditional firemen's balls in the evening, which included the rather surreal sight of the Paris firemen's gymnastic team wandering about in the crowd...

Could someone explain what the purpose of a firemen's gymnastic team is please?

Anyway, on the evening of the 14th we had a picnic on the banks of the Seine (plus, Paris Plage has now started so really should go down there)...

...and a massive firework show at the Eiffel Tower to celebrate its 120th anniversary! Here's my little film...


I love Paris in the summer (and of course it's not half bad at any other time of year). Perhaps you'll be tempted to come and see yourself? ;-)

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