In this post from yesterday, I pondered the appropriate way to wish a French person a Happy Bastille Day. After last night, I think my friend Nicolas was right: “Bon feu d’artifice !” … “Nice fireworks!”
Unfortunately, we decided to stop short of the best spot for viewing the fireworks. (We were on the Pont des Invalides, and we should have walked at least to the next bridge.) But the fireworks were impressive, especially the finale. Next year, to the Trocadero for the really good seats—without so many giant noggins in the way! And I’ll bring a fully charged iPhone for longer videos.
P.S. — For a little bit of the history of Bastille Day, check this out: “The Bastille Might be the Symbol, but it Wasn’t the Beginning … or the End“
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