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Month: July 2019

Painting by Landon

Bastille Day in Paris 2019 – Origins and Celebration in Paris

July 14th in France is the Fête Nationale, or Bastille Day, which celebrates the anniversary of the French Revolution of 1789. The French Revolution was an extraordinary moment when people joined together to show that you could rise above an unjust situation and recreate a society. You may argue that this marks the crossroads of …

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A Beach in the Middle of Paris!? How to Escape the Parisian Summer Heat without Leaving the City

It can get pretty hot in Paris during July and August. If you’re visiting the City of Lights this summer and want to escape the heat, there’s no need to travel all the way to seaside resorts in Normandy, Brittany or the South of France. Since 2002, Parisians have had their own beaches right in …

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