Happy Bastille Day! Bonne fête! Joyeux Quatorze Juillet!
What is the holiday all about? It commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison on July 14 during the bloody revolution of 1789 – the one where all the aristocrats lost their heads.
Get the history here – and see how the French celebrate their day of independence.
At D’Artagnan, Bastille Day means pétanque, Pastis and lamb merguez sausage. Read on to see how Ariane celebrates Bastille Day.
A French classic: lamb merguez sausage dressed with mustard
Here are a few photos of the Bastille Day festivities that we participated in last weekend. We hope to see you at the party next year!
Ariane, along with Andy – our President, and Pierre – our VP of Sales NYC, are shining up their boules for Cercle Rouge’s annual Bastille Day petanque tournament. If you’re in the NYC area, come on down and join in the fun this Thursday, July 12th. There will be live music, petanque, plenty of pastis and grilled merguez. Hope to see you there!