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Bastille Day in Carcassonne
From: 2013.07.14 To: 2013.07.14
The Bastille Day fireworks in beautiful southern French city of Carcassonne are famous throughout the world. In a beautiful medieval setting, the fireworks are lit among the ramparts and, as they shoot into the sky, they light the city below. The display has become extremely popular since its inception in 1898, with more than 700,000 people attending the festivities last year. For best seats, go up the banks of the river Aube early. Bastille Day is the French national holiday commemorating the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, a pivotal event the anti-monarchy revolution. Celebrations and fireworks can be enjoyed throughout the country in large towns and small villages. Often celebrations also take place before and after the main event on the 14th.