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Celebrating Bastille Day with French Inspired Food

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Happy Bastille Day! Bastille day commemorates the day when Parisian citizens stormed the Bastille prison and became the start of the French Revolution. It is a huge celebration in Paris and they prepare for it months in advance.

So in celebration of this Parisian holiday, I am sharing some photos from my trip to France a couple of years ago. Also, my friends and I are sharing some French-inspired recipes. Bienvenue!

We stayed at a hotel near Notre Dame Cathedral in the Left Bank.


Notre Dame

This photo is from inside the Louvre museum. I could write a book about this amazing place. A must see if visiting Paris.



Here is me getting a little wind-blown from the top of the tour bus. These bus tours are a great way to see highlights of the city for an overview. Then you can choose which places to tour.


But there is nothing like the Eiffel Tower at night for a spectacular sight.


Paris is an amazing city and I hope to go back again soon.  There are tons of celebrations going on this weekend. The way I look at it, if you cannot get to France, you can still celebrate – right?

Here are some delicious recipes from my friends and I to bring a little bit of France to your home.


Layered Crème Brûlée Cheesecake from Will Cook For Smiles

Bean Mushroom Provancal_opt

Bean and Mushroom Provencal from Food Done Light

French Breakfast Muffins

French Breakfast Muffins from Persnickety Plates


Julia Child’s Ratatouille for #SundaySupper from Cupcakes and Kale Chips


Blood Orange Macarons from je suis alimentageuse

Simple Crepes

Simple Crepes from Organized Island

Bon appétit! What is your favorite French dish?


Diana Rambles

Tuesday 23rd of July 2013

Great ideas! Thanks for sharing at my Pin Me Linky Party!


Tuesday 23rd of July 2013

Thanks Diana!


Sunday 21st of July 2013

What a fun collection of recipes. And I enjoyed seeing your Paris photos. We enjoyed our 2 trips to Paris so much more than we ever imagined. I've love to return again some day. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31.

Sara @ Tried&Twisted

Thursday 18th of July 2013

All of these meals sound amazing! And now my wanderlust for France is even worse! Laduree is definitely a must-stop if I ever make it to Paris!

Arelis Cintron

Wednesday 17th of July 2013

Your pictures make me want to be in Paris like Yesterday! Thanks for the tip on taking a tour bus, I'll add that to my planning list! All these recipes look yummy. I can't believe it was just last year that I finally ate a macaroon. My friend took me to this shop in NYC called Laduree. She had been to their Paris location and loved it.


Wednesday 17th of July 2013

Nice! Laduree hast the best ones! They are as pretty as they are tasty!


Wednesday 17th of July 2013

I love crepes. I used to make my batter from scratch until I found ones that are ready made. It's not as thin as I'd like, but certainly more convenient. Nice pictures of Paris.


Wednesday 17th of July 2013

I have to try those ready made ones sometime. I have loved crepes since I was a kid!