Neuschwansteiner - La Fête nationale - Vive la France
© Timo Steiger - La Fête nationale - Vive la France

July 14th, or “14 juillet”, “La Fête nationale”, or in English, “Bastille day” is the French National Holiday and as our neighbours celebrate their special day with parades and fireworks, we’d like to wish them a very nice day and send our greetings with their flag projected across our beautiful Neuschwanstein Castle, fit for this special day.

Le Tricolore”, as the flag is called in France, has a long tradition, just like the national Anthem, “La Marseillaise” and the famous „Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité“, liberty, equality and fraternity. The white colour in the flag is said to stand for the king, blue and red are the colours of Paris.

The most impressive parade always is along the famous “Champs Élysées” from L’Arc de Triomphe to Place de la Concorde in Paris, held on the morning of 14th July, every year since 1880!

We wish you all a lovely “14 juillet”!

Inga Stracke
Inga Stracke is a multi-talented journalist, event organizer, and networker who is equally at home in the Formula 1™ paddocks around the globe as well as the winter hills of the 4-Hill-Ski jumping tournament and other world class events. She is also a motorsport travel advisor for DERTOUR. Born in Bavaria, Inga became famous as pit-lane reporter for German Sky-TV and F1’s™ own multi-channel digital TV, and she founded the first agency for F1™ commercial radio broadcast in D-A-CH. She also produced the first Formula 1™ live radio show nationwide in US/Canada and headed the creation of the original Red Bulletin. Inga regularly contributes culinary trip reviews and gourmet features for MICHELIN starred restaurants around the globe.