Bonjour, New Yorkers! Over two hundred years ago on July 14, French citizens stormed the Bastille prison, fighting for their independence and ending the French Revolution. And in a year where U.S. and Canadian French expats for the first time will be represented in the National Assembly of France (by a longtime New Yorker no less!), we are more excited than ever to celebrate le quatorze juillet with our French friends.
How will we cope without fireworks or military parades, like the one that wraps around the Champs-Élysées every year? Champagne and pétanque, obviously!
The long weekend of parties kicks off tonight, and below the jump are our five must-dos for the big French to-do. Read More