French air force Alpha Jets (Patrouille de France) fly over the Arc de Triomphe during the annual Bastille Day military parade. (Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images)

Get your French on. It’s the anniversary of the beginning of the French Revolution, the day the Bastille prison was stormed on July 14, 1789, sparking the uprising of the modern nation. The day is marked by the largest European military parade down the Champs-Elysees in Paris. Here are some images of the day. Vive La France!


French soldiers from a Republican guards infantry regiment march down the Champs-Elysees. (Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images)


Participants prepare for the annual French Maid Race at L'Enfant Cafe's annual Bastille Day street festival (Courtesy of L'Enfant/Courtesy of L'Enfant)