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Bastille Day is a French holiday celebrating the storming of the Bastille, a military fortress and prison. On July 14, 1789 this violent uprising helped spark the beginning of the French Revolution. Millions of French people all over the world celebrate this holiday to honor democracy and equality.

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During the first weekend in July, the north of France celebrates Fêtes de Gayant (Festival of Giants). Most northern cities have a patron giant that is said to protect the city and its people. Carried through the streets, these giants are made of wood and measure between six and eight and a half meters in…

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The Tour de France is an annual men’s bicycle race. Primarily held in France, this multiple-stage race spans the course of 23 days. The race was first organized in 1903.

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D-Day is observed in the U.S. in memory of the Normandy landings in France on June 6, 1944, in which American soldiers and other Allied forces fought to end World War II in Europe.

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