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Bastille Day

The Difference Between July 4th and July 14th

Stephen Tryon | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics
Stephen Tryon

The greatest danger of tyranny for Americans is not a tyranny advanced by an army marching from a foreign land. Rather, the tyranny we must guard against is the tyranny of our neighbors, cloaked in the words of patriotic fervor and liberty.

Why Do the French Love Speedos?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 07.14.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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5 Things You Should Know About Bastille Day in France

Kelly Cogswell | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
Kelly Cogswell

First off, nobody in France calls it that. It's the Fourteenth of July, just like the Fourth of July in the U.S.

And You Thought July 4th Was A Big Deal. Check Out France's Bastille Day

The Huffington Post | Michael Maisel | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

Just ten days after Americans finish cleaning up their Fourth of July barbecues, the French get started on their own national holiday. Popularly calle...

For Bastille Day, France Commemorates World War I

AP | SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) — Soldiers carrying the flags of 76 countries marched Monday down the Champs-Elysees in Paris, as France's traditional Bastille Day milit...

LOOK: Happy Bastille Day!

AP | SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 07.14.2013 | World

PARIS -- Troops from 13 African countries that took part in the French-led war against al-Qaida-linked extremists in Mali marched with the French mili...

PICS: See Our French Fashion Inspirations!

Posted 07.14.2013 | Style

Happy Bastille Day! In honor of France's most festive fête, we'd like to celebrate our strong-willed French friends in the only way we know how: by p...

What to Drink for Bastille Day

Liquor.com | Posted 07.12.2013 | Taste
Liquor.com

Get out your beret. Sunday is the historic French holiday Bastille Day.

Célébrons!

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 07.09.2013 | DC

Joyeux quatorze juillet! Bastille Day commemorates the start of the French Revolution in 1789; today, France celebrates with parades, parachutists...

Actor Gilles Marini on Swimming With Sharks, Frostbite and Opening a Dive Bar

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 09.08.2013 | Travel
Stacie Krajchir

Actor Gilles Marini is one of the rare people in the industry who is a humble, kind and a devoted family man; and also a hard working, talented actor, who oozes passion in absolutely everything he does. He shared some of his favorite travel hits and misses with me.

Talking 'Bout a Revolution

Ali MacLean | Posted 09.17.2012 | Comedy
Ali MacLean

A guy sort of rolled his eyes and churlishly mumbled, "Why should we care in the U.S. about some dumb French holiday?" All rudeness aside, I decided to explain it to him. I love talking to churlish brick walls. I'm like a perky, blond Sisyphus.

The Thrillpeddlers Talk Revolution in Marat/Sade

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 09.17.2012 | San Francisco
Vanessa Pinto

The past helps us understand the present, and what better way to do that than through theater? Marat/Sade, on view now at Brava Theatre, is a story of class wars and revolution, remarkably close to our current world.

Vive la France! Top French Chefs Share Their Culinary Secrets

Karen Schaler | Posted 09.13.2012 | Food
Karen Schaler

When I heard the French Rhone Alpes has more than sixty Michelin starred restaurants I knew this was a region I needed to check out for a Travel Therapy culinary vacation!

French Celebrities And Their American Counterparts

The Huffington Post | Kiki Von Glinow | Posted 07.14.2012 | Celebrity

Sure, we know Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu (although we'd never dare say their names out loud), but when it comes to the visages of France's...

The Most Stylish French First Ladies Of All Time

Posted 10.13.2012 | Style

Happy Bastille Day! Americans may have had their day to watch fireworks and eat barbecue on July 4th, but now it's France's turn to celebrate national...

Happy Bastille Day!

AP | Posted 09.13.2012 | World

PARIS — Military jets trailing exhaust in the red, white and blue of the French flag opened Francois Hollande's first Bastille Day parade as pre...

Eye Candy For Bastille Day

Posted 07.14.2012 | Arts

Today is Bastille Day, and we could think of no better way to celebrate the Fête de la Fédération than by sharing the work of prolific French publi...

Ooh La La: Celebrate Bastille Day At Our Favorite French Restaurants

Sarah Medina | Posted 07.13.2012 | San Francisco

Bastille Day is this Saturday -- which means it's time to bust out the beret, baguettes, and vin. Not only does San Francisco have a long traditio...

Cirque du Soleil, Bastille Day, Farmers Market: HuffPost DC Top 5 For July 13, 14, 15

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.13.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, JULY 13 1. THE IMMORTAL World Tour: Cirque du Soleil At Verizon Center This is nuts for a lot of reasons but they're mostly good...

Happy Bastille Day!

Layla Demay | Posted 09.12.2012 | Home
Layla Demay

Just wrapped up your 4th of July festivities? Done celebrating your Independence from those damn Brits? Good! Because you're right on time to celebrate La Fête Nationale, aka Bastille Day. Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité.

PHOTOS: Top 10 Cities To Celebrate Bastille Day

Cheapflights | Posted 09.12.2012 | Travel
Cheapflights

This Saturday, July 14, cities in France and around the world will set off fireworks, storm faux bastilles and honor all things France in celebrations that will have everyone shouting, "Vive la France!"

Marie Antoinette's Shoes Sell At Auction

Posted 03.28.2012 | Arts

A pair of white silk mules were recently sold for $57,000 at an auction in Toulon, France. Why so pricey? Marie Antoinette supposedly wore them du...

PHOTOS: Celebrating Bastille Day In Paris' Former Penal Quarter

Posted 09.13.2011 | Travel

July 14th is Bastille Day, the the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris, which precipitated the French Revolution. Think Indepe...

In The Market For: French Dressing

The Huffington Post | Jenny Kang | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Clockwise From Left: Francois Hardy, Burberry London Trench Coat, Repetto x Opening Ceremony Flats, 7 For All Mankind Jeans, DivaDiamonds Gold Sig...

France's Day of Glory

Eric Margolis | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

The golden dome of Les Invalides shone majestically in the summer sun. Tricolor French flags bravely waved in the breeze.