Celebrate Bastille Day in France
A stay at luxury rentals in France will likely be filled with the greatest samples of French cuisine, fashion and culture you can get your hands on.2015-12-28
A stay at luxury rentals in France will likely be filled with the greatest samples of French cuisine, fashion and culture you can get your hands on. Whether you're munching on rich chocolates and flaky croissants or looking at pieces from great French artists, you'll love adding elements of the local culture into your trip.
For history buffs, one of the best parts of staying at villas in France is delving into the region's past. This can certainly be done at any time of year, but those travelers who visit in the summer have an opportunity to celebrate one of the nations's most festive holidays.
About Bastille Day
As July 14 quickly approaches, people throughout France are getting ready to honor one of the most beloved holidays in the country's history: Bastille Day. The event, also known as French National Day, marks the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, which occurred July 14, 1789, and marked a turning point in the French Revolution.
Officially recognized as a national holiday in 1880, Bastille Day is now one of the most celebrated days of the year in France. If you happen to be in the country for this day, you'll undoubtedly want to incorporate some festivities into your schedule.
Join the Celebrations
Bastille Day is celebrated each year, and the festivities surrounding the event are constantly growing to reach new heights. Towns all over the country host parades and events to commemorate the passing of the day, but a few of the biggest parties are held in spots close to luxury vacation rentals - and travelers will not want to miss them.
In Paris, a large military parade marches along the Champs-Élysées, only to be followed up by a breathtaking fireworks display and city-wide dance party. Many other areas have street festivals that are filled with food vendors, artists, live music and more. Of course, one of the best parts of the giant party is the fireworks that end the day, and depending on the location of your private villa you may even be able to watch these spectacular shows from the comfort of your own patio.