July 13, 2013 |
To celebrate Bastille Day (known in France as La Fête Nationale ) on July 14, it's obligatory to drink French wine, non? You can never go wrong with a bottle of Champagne, but somehow rouge or blanc makes more sense - for the red and white in the tricolor flag. Head to the closest wine store to pick up a bottle of Beaujolais cru or gnarly Côtes-du-Rhône, or maybe a grassy Sancerre. If you want to be more deliberate about your picks, here are half a dozen French wines guaranteed to put you in the spirit of La Marseillaise . PHOTOS: 5 French wines for Bastille Day You might want to cook something French, too, maybe a classic Provençal daube (beef braised in red wine)
July 10, 2013 |
Parachutists and a team of Navy Seals will join forces Sunday to help the Marché Bacchus French Bistro and Wine Shop celebrate Bastille Day. Between 5:30 and 6 p.m., members of the Vegas Extreme Skydiving team will be making a jump into Lake Jacqueline, on which the restaurant sits in the northwest part of Las Vegas . A group of Navy Seals will then pull the skydivers from the water. The bistro will continue the celebration of the French national holiday, which commemorates the start of the French Revolution on July 14, 1789, as owner Jeff Wyatt uses a special saber to slice the tops off several bottles of Champagne.
June 26, 2013 |
Bastille Day Brunch: In celebration of Bastille Day , the French independence holiday, Church & State Bistro is offering a La Jour de la Bastille brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on July 14. The traditional French menu includes oysters, foie de volaille with toasted baguette, lamb merguez sandwiches, brochette de poulet, ratatouille, and mousse au chocolat. The brunch will be accompanied with drinks -- pastis, picpoul, panache, rosé, and mint spritzers -- and a pétanque tournament.
May 9, 2012 |
It was no surprise, of course, whenFrance'snew Socialist president, Francois Hollande, celebrated his election over the weekend at the Place de la Bastille. Once the site of the nation's most notorious prison, the square has long been the place that French leftists proclaim their victories. But while many commentators noted the symbolic importance of the Bastille, they overlook how this symbol has changed over time - a transformation that may hold a lesson for President-elect Hollande.
July 14, 2011 |
Nothing like Bastille Day to get you thinking about the glamorous French Foreign Legion, which was formed in 1831. "Whatever your origins, nationality or religion might be, whatever qualifications you may or may not have, whatever your social or professional status might be, whether you are married or single, the French Foreign Legion offers you a chance to start a new life ... " So says the legion's website , which includes a pretty impressive...
July 14, 2011 |
Thursday is Bastille Day, an explosion of parades, public events, parties and, well, explosions, in honor of French culture. Like Independence Day in America, the celebration ends with the skies full of fireworks. But you don't need to be at the Eiffel Tower to celebrate the day. The Paris fireworks, which will take place at 2 p.m. Pacific time, can be viewed from this French website . Check it out. A digital clock on the homepage is counting down the minutes until the big event.