Monday, July 14, 2008

Le quatorze juillet

Today, le quatorze juillet, is France's independence day, known as Bastille Day. On this day in 1789, a revolutionary crowd stormed la Bastille, a Parisian prison known for holding political prisoners. The seven prisoners were freed and this event was a turning point in the revolution.

If you'd like to hear the French national anthem, go here and scroll down to the button on the right: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_national_anthem (Sorry I don't know how to put sound on my blog!)


So there's your history lesson for the day from your French teacher!

1 comment:

Sandy B & Dick said...

Bonjour, Madame...merci, good post!...xoxoxo

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