Monday, July 13, 2015

#ThankYouMiami How-To: Celebrating Bastille Day 2015 in Miami

As French Lit majors and lovers of all things French (croissants, macarons, Le Petit Ecolier cookies...), we're obsessed with the fact that Miami is a French ex-pat mecca. Even though we've lost the ability to speak French fluently, we haven't lost our ability to read in French or, more importantly, eavesdrop on francophone conversations. We also haven't lost the joie de vivre we found that one summer we lived en Provence so we can still enjoy a good French party.

When Perrier asked us to put together a list of Miami's best parties for Bastille Day, the July 14 national French celebration, we tapped our inner fĂȘtard ("party animal" in French - it sounds weird, we know) and polled our local amis français to bring them the best of the best. Read the excerpt below and click on the photo for the full feature. A huge thanks to Miami-based photographer Oscar Socarras for letting us use the sick photo of fireworks over The Biltmore that we used for the title photo. The shot is absolutely stunning and the perfect fit for the feature. Take a peek at his website for his other work on Miami. C'est incroyable!

Will you be celebrating Bastille Day? Which of the featured events will you be attending? What interest you most about it? What other national days do you celebrate from other cultures? Why? Leave a comment below or send us a tweet @ThankYouMiami!

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