Bastille Day – Read Something French

To celebrate Bastille Day, a restaurant in Washington, D.C. is having a baguette relay race.  I remember a traditional waiter’s race in Annapolis – the waiters speed walk holding a tray of drinks (wine?); I wonder if they still do.  I’ll be looking for some crepes today, to eat while re-reading some of my favorite French books (not in French, of course).

Some ideas:

  • Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard
  • The Paris Wife by Paula McClain
  • Chasing Cezanne by Peter Mayle
  • Chocolat by Joanne Harris
  • Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnick
  • My Life in France by Julia Child
And a new one I’m looking forward to –
David McCullough’s The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

7 thoughts on “Bastille Day – Read Something French

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  2. An Interesting post and a pleasant approach to great historical moments,reminding us that absolute power doesn’t last for ever …
    Ooh, there’s no bread, let ’em eat cake
    There’s no end to what they’ll take
    Flaunt the fruits of noble birth
    Wash the salt into the earth …..
    But they’re marching to Bastille Day ….love those lyrics
    By the way,thanks for liking my Rhodes images.

  3. I’ve noticed pieces (in the NY Times?) in recent months about Danielle Steele and Marianne Faithfull, both of whom have found living in Paris pleasant purportedly because of the way Parisians treat mature women.

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