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Area (sq km): 547,030
Population: 64,102,140
Nationality: French
Local Name: France
Language: French
Time Zone: +1 GMT
Currency: 1 euro = 100 cents
Capital: Paris
Dialling Code: +33
Electricity: 230V/50Hz
Internet Code: .fr
Religion: Roman Catholic
Climate: Mediterranean,
Marine West Coast
Government: Republic
Inoculations: None
Driving: Right
Int'l License: Not Required
Banking: M-F 9.00-17.00
Major Airports: Biarritz(BIQ),

Villas for rent in south of France for Bastille Day

Storming a French prison, usurping the absolute power of Louis XVI and beginning the French Revolution is cause to celebrate in France! Join the entire nation as they gather in merriment celebrating Bastille Day. You too can be there by booking villas for rent in south of France or stay near the heart of Bastille Day in a Paris apartment.

Bastille Day
Bastille Day

On 14 July 1789, France ended its oppression under the monarchical rule of Louis XVI. Fearful of their future, Parisians stormed the Bastille in Paris. Though the prison only housed 7 inmates at the time, the message was heard by the King. That message was that his people would no longer suffer under his absolute rule. Book villas for rent in south of France to revel in Bastille Day in the warm southern sun.

This event incited the French Revolution and inspired the French flag, drapeau tricolore, as we know it today. The red, white and blue stripes symbolise the reformed country’s ideals of liberty, fraternity and equality.

Bastille Day at the Eiffel Tower & Champ Elysees

Bastille Day kicks off on the Champs-Elysees in Paris with a parade like no other within easy access of Paris accommodation and French villas. Leading the charge are cadets from local schools followed by all manner of military including fire fighters, who in France are considered to be part of the militia.

In years past France has even invited military from other countries, notably England, to lead the Bastille Day parade. Over head flies the Patrouille de France. The president gives his updates of state in a press conference following the parade. After the pomp and circumstance, the party begins.

Street festivals can be found all over the country, as well as, in Paris. Music, dancing, shows and fireworks turn the night into magic. Watch the Eiffel Tower explode in a blast of coloured fireworks or revel in the fireworks reflecting on the Med from the Promenade des Anglais in Nice when you holiday in villas for rent in the south of France.

Tour de France

So important to the French is Bastille Day that the French racers in the Tour de France step it up a notch to win the stage, and all of the onlookers cheer and support their French favourites. As a tourist, you can book villas for rent in south of France and you’ll realise it is hard not to get swept up in all the excitement. As the country comes alive on 14 July, so do their towns and citizens.

All over France, from tiny villages to major urban areas, music plays, food is served, streets are packed and fireworks explode in the sky for Bastille Day. Choose villas for rent in south of France now, as there is no better day to be in France!

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