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Jul. 5 2010 - 1:47 pm | 130 views | 0 recommendations | 2 comments

Celebrate Bastille Day in France on July 14

Eiffel Tower. Photo by Sue Frause

I’ll be in Calgary, Alberta this year for Bastille Day — not sure what sort of French festivities will be going on in this Canadian city. No doubt I’ll find something … at least a glass of Champagne!

And maybe one of these Julys I’ll actually be in France … ooh la la! Here are some hot spots across the pond where there will be no shortage of bubbly flowing on July 14:

Hotel Raphael ~ Paris: Located a beret toss away from the Arc de Triomphe, watch the Bastille Day Military Parade as it wends its way down the Champs-Elysées. Later that evening, head to the hotel’s famous rooftop to see the Eiffel Tower’s fireworks display.

Villa & Hotel Majestic ~ Paris:
This new hotel is close to the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées and the Eiffel Tower’s fireworks show.

Hotel Regina ~ Paris: – A Belle Époque gem in the heart of the city, located directly across from the Tuileries Garden and the Louvre (free admission on Bastille Day).

Hotel Du Palais ~ Biarritz: Built by Napoleon III as a summer mansion, this oceanfront hotel features interiors with restored 19th century antiques, a Guerlain spa and a bunker and putting green for golfers. There are numerous golf courses along the Basque Coast.

Pan Dei Palais ~ Saint-Tropez: Luxury historic mansion turned boutique hotel in the heart of Saint-Tropez. Asian inspired architecture on the inside, sunshine and the French Riviera on the outside.

Palais Stephanie ~ Cannes: Located on the original site of the Palais des Congrès, where the first Cannes Film Festivals were held. In the heart of La Croisette and steps from the beach.

Sue Frause


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