Feedback
News
photo

France Celebrates Bastille Day

Image: Bastille Day Celebration
Bastille Day celebrations of 2015. Thibault Camus / AP

Fireworks illuminate the Eiffel Tower in Paris during Bastille Day celebrations late Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Bastille Day commemorates the Storming of the Bastille, an event that happened on July 14, 1789 that has been regarded as the beginning of the French Revolution (Révolution française).

Image: Bastille Day Celebration
The Eiffel Tower is illuminated in the colors of the French flag to end the traditional Bastille Day celebrations in Paris on July 14, 2015. PASCAL ROSSIGNOL / Reuters

The Eiffel Tower is illuminated in the colors of the French flag to end the traditional Bastille Day celebrations in Paris on July 14, 2015. Bastille was the name of a prison in Paris that embodied the privilege and might of the royal authority back then.