"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
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.|