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Vive la France! by Sempé

Le 14 juillet: Fête Nationale de la France.

In honour of France’s national holiday, here are seven minutes and twenty-two seconds of men in uniforms shifting around the place de la Concorde in inhumanly geometric formations. Quite spectacular to watch, really. 

Fun Fact: France’s Fête Nationale is celebrated on the 14th of July to commemorate the storming of the Bastille on the same day in 1789 – often seen as the symbolic beginning of the French Revolution. Nowadays, Bastille Day falls during the Tour de France and is traditionally a day on which French riders try to take a stage victory for France, working harder than they might otherwise.


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I thought of you today as I ate at a fully France-themed decorated Crepes a Go Go. There was also an old man jamboree with a violin, accordion, guitar and saxophone 🙂

Comment by jaxba

AH sounds amazing! I tried dropping by today just to check in with the crepes lady but they were closed for “technical problems.”

[Ahem, a little too much wine the night before, maybe?]

Comment by E. Sempé

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