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Paris celebrates – 14th of July

DSC_0270This summer I had the chance to visit Paris on 14th of July!  The French National Holiday or Fête Nationale Française offers a show that must be seen, at least once in a lifetime!

We started the day with a walk through Père Lachaise Cemetery, where we “visited” some of the  greatest artists of all time: Édith Piaf, Molière, La Fontaine, Chopin, Honoré de Balzac, Eugène Delacroix, George Enescu, Marcel Proust and Oscar Wilde. If you didn’t know, because I surely didn’t, Oscar Wilde’s tomb is protected by a glass-barrier, which is supposed to make the monument “kiss proof”. This measure was taken because of the new touristic tradition, which involves kissing the tomb with lipstick and leaving a print of the kiss on it. The gravestone got covered in lipstick which was gradually destroying the monument. I guess everyone just loooves Oscar Wilde! 🙂

We headed down, towards Bassins du Trocadéro where after a nice picnic, we were waiting for the show to begin.

The French have really outdone themselves in organising the festivities for 2013! The show was amazing, the parades, the fireworks, the music, the location- speechless!  I haven’t really witnessed something more impressive!

Take a look at the pictures and enjoy!

Bisous!

A

 

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Wearing a TOPSHOP top, vintage handmade skirt and TOPSHOP sandals.

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The love for Oscar Wilde

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Bassins du Trocadéro

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