Yes today is a big French national holiday but this holiday is much more about honoring the French Republic and celebrating pride they have for their country and culture than the actual liberation of French dissidents from the Bastille.
I love the French motto of:
" Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité "
We are loving our time here in France. The people are so lovely and warm, history surrounds you everywhere [currently our accommodations are in a 17th century building], the food is delicious [especially our nightly indulgence of fresh pasteries], beautiful design is everywhere. The French have a way with earthy colors, historic elements and an aesthetic of simple restrained design. Everything is designed with such zen like elegance meant to stand the test of time.
I'm really greatful to be immersed in everything French. 🇫🇷
" Vive La France "