cadets from the United States Military Academy paraded.
Bastille Day also falls during the running of the Tour de France, and is traditionally the day upon which French riders will make a special effort to take a stage victory for France.
Parisians celebrate this national holiday with colorful arts festivals and raucous parties. Many cities hold fireworks during the night. It is also customary that firefighters organize dancing parties.
Everyone is encouraged to raise a glass of champagne and toast the national freedom they’ve enjoyed for more than 200 years.
Celebrate Bastille Day at Home
This July, why not join the citizens of France in a celebration of national freedom and plan a Bastille Day fete.
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