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14 July Fete Nationale
FETE NATIONALE CELEBRATIONS
La Fête de la Bastille or Fête Nationale marks the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789 and the beginning of the French Revolution.
The Bastille was seen as a symbol of the absolute power of Louis the 16th’s Regime and its storming and defeat represented a symbol of liberty in the fight against perceived oppression of French citizens by the Monarchy.
Bastille Day was declared a French national holiday in 1880, a celebration of the birth of the Republic.
Processions, fireworks, dancing, and a lot of celebrating mark the event every year throughout France.
SOME KIND OF EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN MOST TOWNS AND VILLAGES.
At the time of publication, the following events have been confirmed for 2019, weather permitting. Please double check with your local tourist office for any changes to dates, times and places.
Arles sur Tech
Banyuls sur Mer
Prats de Mollo
Saint Féliu d’Amont