"Get Your French On" for Bastille Day at the Assemblée Nationale Boutique

Berets at the Boutique de l'Assemblée nationale

The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is decorated with blue, white and red banners fluttering in the wind and a massive presidential viewing platform has been erected at the Place de la Concorde. At exactly 3:30 this afternoon, the precision aerobatic demonstration team of the French Air Force (Patrouille de France) will perform their training flight over the Arc de Triomphe  and the Louvre. Paris is transforming itself for Bastille Day (La Fête Nationale) on July 14. It's time to get your French on!

My favorite shop for all things blue, white and red is the Assemblée Nationale Boutique. For our annual pre-firework Bastille Day picnic on the Champ de Mars, I'll be wearing my new tricolor espadrilles and Marianne watch in honor of the French Republic. Best of all, many of the items in the boutique are currently on sale.

I received such a warm welcome while taking photos this morning that I rushed home to write this post. If you want to experience the best of France, be sure to visit the Assemblée Nationale Boutique while you're in Paris. They also have an online shop with very affordable shipping abroad.

Assemblée Nationale Boutique (metro Assemblée Nationale)
7, rue Astride Briand
75007 Paris
Open 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Monday to Friday; 10:00 am - 6:00 pm on Saturday

My favorite boutique for all things Paris? Paris Rendez-Vous, the official boutique of the City of Paris.

Click here to view photos of some of the other items that caught my eye while I was at the boutique this morning.

My new espadrilles (right) and Marianne watch.


  1. Let's hope the weather improves, it's ghastly here at least! No Bastille Day for me this year, but hot on its heels is Belgium's national day, so I'll get to see what that's like!

  2. I love your display of the colors. Never let freedom die.

  3. I would never think to check out the Assemblée Nationale Boutique - love your new shoes! And I've been hearing such great things about the Paris Rendez-Vous store. You're inspiring me to get in some shopping while the soldes are still going! Here's to hoping the rain will stop soon for some Bastille Day celebrations :-)


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