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Celebrating French National Day

Published on July 14, 2015 by Chris Robinson

Bastille Day, or la fête nationale or le quatorze juillet, as it's known in France is being celebrated throughout France today. It commemorates the storming of the Bastille in 1789 and the beginning of the French Revolution. Typical activities on this national holiday include parades, firework displays, communal meals, parties and dances. I'm celebrating by having a buffet lunch with French and English friends and trying my hand at a friendly petanque match. Wish me luck!

Posted by Chris of Gavray Gites

#frenchnationalday #lequatorzejuillet #normandy #frenchlife #lafetenationale

 

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Until 2014 I worked in central London as a marketeer for a membership organization. Years of watching property renovation programmes on TV sparked a dream to do this in France having studied French and worked there previously. I left my job and completed the sale of my house on the same day (a stroke of luck rather than good planning) and headed off to Normandy. I undertook a barn renovation project managing the artisans’ workload. The result is a 3 bedroom gite which I now market all year providing me with endless opportunities to increase my skills and knowledge.
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