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Thousands of French troops marched down the Champs-EaAelysees to mark the storming of the Bastille military prison in 1789, a turning point in the French Revolution and 150 U.
The Bastille was built in 1300 at the time when the war against the English was ongoing.
The storming of the Bastille jail on July 14, 1789 was the starting point of the French Revolution and is celebrated every year as the National Day of France, the statement further added.
Security at this year's Bastille Day parade on the Champs Elysees is likely to be even tighter than usual given the expected presence of US President Donald Trump.
One said: "The Bastille boys have been fans of Rod's since they were growing up, and Rod thinks the group have great talent.
It's not terribly nuanced, nostalgia, freedom, world news, distraction (Snakes) and political darkness are running themes but you can't deny Bastille have heart.
There's more to Bastille than just "Pompeii" and pop hooks.
According to the police, the 7,000 demonstrators (organizers claimed 30,000) began in the northern quartier of Barbes, which has a large African and Maghrebi population, and marched to the Bastille, where they remained for several hours.
Bastille Day is the French National Day, which is celebrated on 14 July each year.
Bastille Day is always an important day at Bistrot Zinc, and the restaurant will be serving a special Bastille Day prix fixe menu in addition to the regular menu.
Bastille – Pompeii Calvin Harris – I Need Your Love Disclosure – White Noise Ellie Goulding – Burn John Newman – Love Me Again Naughty Boy – La La La Olly Murs – Dear Darlin' One Direction – One Way or Another Passenger – Let Her Go Rudimental – Waiting All Night