le 14 juillet (or Bastille Day)

le 14 juillet (or Bastille Day)

Clotilde has a great little explanation of le 14 juillet so I would direct you there to find out more. My experience with this day is very similar to hers – no food celebrations but fireworks, fun, and a lot of reminiscing of the past (both of the country and our own).

As for me this year, it’s a quiet celebration. I was hoping to have gone to Santa Barbara to celebrate but couldn’t make it – next year perhaps. Instead I’ll crack a Crème BrĂ»lĂ©e, watch Marie Antoinette and spend the entire day speaking French.

But should you wish to celebrate, here are some ideas:

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3 Comments

  1. July 14, 2008 / 11:31 PM

    Oh to go to france!!! Now that would be a dream.

    I love your cute lil travelling buddy. hehe.

  2. July 15, 2008 / 8:44 AM

    Good morning: I saw you mentioned Santa Barbara in your blog (which I LOVE). We would love to invite you to visit our museum at your convenience for a behind the scenes tour. Less than 1% of our collection is on display, we have collections of sea shells, gems and minerals beyond belief. If you wish, email me and let me know when you are in SB. Also, we are BIG TIME foodies and can share the best restaurants with you

  3. July 15, 2008 / 8:45 AM

    We would love to give you a behind the scenes tour of our Museum here in Santa Barbara. Only 1% of our collection is on display, we have an unbelievable collection of sea shells and gems and mineral.s

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