On the 14th July each year, Chamoniards and the rest of France come together to celebrate this national holiday of Bastille Day. Formally called “La Fête Nationale” the day celebrates events from the 14th July 1789 marking the moment of an assault on a medieval prison known as the ‘Bastille’ in Paris. This signalled an important turning point in the violent revolution that would ultimately lead to the creation of the French Republic that we know and love today! The celebrations will begin late afternoon on the 13th July in the Chamonix Valley, there will be lots of activities, live music and a party throughout the town that will continue late into the night!

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