The Biggest Summer Weekend in Normandy

This weekend is full of entertainment and celebration in France. The 14th July is a national holiday in France and is known as la Fête nationale and also le quatorze juillet. Some English speaking countries refer to it as Bastille Day. It’s the anniversary of the storming of the bastille in 1789 which was a turning point in the French Revolution. There were  firework displays on both Friday and Saturday night. Saturday was also the day to see one of the military parades which took place. The main one in Paris always takes place in the morning of the 14th July on the Champs-Élysées – a tradition started in 1880. 

The Tour de France continues on Sunday. Stage 9 is a hilly route from Arras Citadelle to Roubaix. Plenty of supporters will be out on the route for this fantastic French sport.

And if that wasn’t enough, today is the World Cup Final which sees France playing Croatia. Bars and cafés will be televising the event and some shops that are usually open on a Sunday afternoon are closing early in honour of ‘le foot’. Allez les bleus!

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