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Bastille Day

French national day

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Bastille Day: French national day
Bastille Day is the common name given in English-speaking countries to the national day of France, which is celebrated on 14 July each year. In French, it is formally called Fรชte nationale and commonly and legally le 14 juillet.


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France's Bastille Day military parade marking its national day will be replaced by a ceremony on the Place de la Concorde square in central Paris, President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Thursday.
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Taste of the Tour: Stunning prizes, tasty steaks in Auvergne

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French police fire tear gas as protests follow Bastille Day parade

French police fired tear gas to disperse protesters from Paris's Champs Elysees avenue on Sunday, a few hours after President Emmanuel Macron had reviewed the traditional Bastille Day military parade..
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European leaders join Macron for Bastille Day parade

European leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday for the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris which this year honored European..
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French President Macron announces creation of French space force

On the eve of Bastille Day celebrations, Emmanuel Macron announced the creation of a French space force command within the French air force.
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Trump gets tanks, flyover for July 4th celebration

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