Insider's Guide to France

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In France, Bastille Day is a national holiday that commemorates the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789. An open act of rebellion against the monarchy that ushered in the beginning of the French Revolution, the storming of the Bastille was the ... 

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May 2014

Before storming the Bastille... revolutionaries started the day at Invalides.


March 2012

outre de avec leurs têtes !

Hotel Des Invalides

April 2008



Resting place of Napoleon - first leg of the walking tour. We don't actually see Napoleon's tomb on the tour which is a shame.

National Assembly - Paris

April 2008



This is where the French Government met up during the run up to the French Revolution.

Monument - Bastille

April 2008



This is the monument that stands at the place where the Bastille was. It is obviously no longer here. Unfortunately the tour does not take you as far to see this.

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