America's Independence Day may have just passed, but if you're still feeling festive and you're looking for another reason to don your red, white, and blue, get in on the festivities this weekend to celebrate Bastille Day.
Known to the French as "La Fête Nationale," and by the Anglicized term "Bastille Day," Tuesday marks France's independence and the 226th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, a medieval fortress. In honor of Bastille Day, here are some reasons you should étudier.
Beefeater gin has launched the Beefeater Alchemy Project together with Bastille. The UK band is on a tour of Europe, taking in Barcelona, Naples and Dublin, and a film crew is on the road with them to shoot a documentary.
Some photographers think they have to travel to the ends of the world to get the most interesting and unique images. Meryl Meisler, however, did the opposite. In the 1970s, she decided to take photos of her charismatic family at home, in their neighborhood on Long Island.
For some French teams on the Tour de France, it has been a comparatively disastrous campaign so far.But at the halfway stage and on the national holiday of Bastille Day, the likes of Cofidis, Francaise des Jeux and Bbox-Bouygues have the perfect chance to make amends.After two hard days in the high mountains trimmed the yellow jersey field in brutal fashion, the battle for the race's top prize should take a back seat until the resumption of hostilities in the Pyrenees on Sunday.
This July 1 marks the 98th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme. This battle, estimated to be the second bloodiest in World War I, lasted for five months. The first day of the battle was the worst single day in the history of the British Army in term of overall casualties.
PARIS — French President Francois Hollande threatened legal action Friday over a magazine report saying he is having a secret affair with an actress, the latest breach in the French media’s practice of turning a blind eye to presidential love affairs.