I was lucky enough to spend Bastille Day in Paris, and wow, the French really know how to put on a fireworks show. The parade was so fun to watch, mostly because it was great to see how excited the crowds were-but the parades in Paris are nothing like the Parades in the U.S., there is no cheering or funny music or costumes or candy. It was very rigid, and all military, so although different, it was very cool to watch. We had to buy one of those silly periscope things in order to see the parade, and using that was almost more fun than the actual parade!
Later in the day, after we changed out of our patriotic attire, we went to the Hotel Invalides and saw all the military vehicles on display, which was awesome. It was so cool to see them all up close!