Have a true Parisian experience on Bastille Day

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Have a true Parisian experience on Bastille Day

We’ve had great feedback about the new-look Superbreak site launched this week – keep your eyes peeled for more fantastic offers coming your way soon, along with more great ideas for short breaks in the UK and overseas!

If you are looking to get away on a European city break this month, I’d definitely recommend visiting Paris for the 14th of July, a very important date in the Parisian calendar.

If you’ve never heard of Bastille Day, it’s France‘s national holiday (La Fête Nationale, if you speak the lingo), celebrating the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille prison that led to the French Revolution and shaped the democratic France we know today.

This will be the 220th year of celebration, and this year’s event has already made the international headlines, with the news that French President Nicolas Sarkozy has cancelled the traditional Élysée Palace garden party for the first time in its history, because it was feared to look overly extravagant in a time where cost-cutting is of the utmost importance. I think it’s a wise move, but that doesn’t mean Paris isn’t still teeming with exciting ways to celebrate the public holiday!

Have a true Parisian experience on Bastille Day
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If you’re keen to get the most out of your Paris visit and take in as many of its sites as possible, the Paris Sightseeing Pass is a good way to save money on entrance fees, however many days you’re planning to stay for. With dazzling fireworks lighting up famous Paris monuments like the Eiffel Tower, there’s no better time to see the city at its celebratory best – and a perfect opportunity for a romantic break for lovers!

If you’re worried about the cost of heading abroad in the summer season, you could find bargains with our last minute hotels. But even if you can’t make it to Paris this month, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate Bastille Day closer to home, with a celebration in London‘s Battersea Park that’s sure to be a Gallic treat!

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