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La Fête nationale

July 14 is la fête nationale (lah fet nah-sea-ohn-al) in France, often referred to by Anglophones as Bastille Day, for it was on this date in 1789 that the Bastille (bastea) prison was overthrown. But this is actually just a … Continue reading

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La Marseillaise

Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle was born on May 10, 1760. He is famous for composing the words and music to La Marseillaise, the French national anthem. His original title was the Chant de guerre pour l’armée du Rhin (War … Continue reading

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