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July 10, 1992 | By Jack Lloyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For those who seek any excuse for a party, take note: Bastille Day is at hand. With the French, Bastille Day is the equivalent of America's Independence Day. It celebrates the storming of Paris' Bastille prison - a day after Marie Antoinette suggested "Let them eat cake" - and the French people's overthrow of the monarchy. So let's all be French and salute the revolution on its 203d anniversary. Bastille Day is always a big deal at La Truffe, the French restaurant at 10 S. Front St., and this Tuesday will be no exception.
BUSINESS
July 15, 1999 | DAVID MAIALETTI/ DAILY NEWS
Construction workers look down from the French-owned Sofitel Hotel, being built at 17th and Sansom streets. The city yesterday - Bastille Day - designated the area Philly's French Quarter. The 300-room hote will open in February 2000.
NEWS
July 13, 1998 | Inquirer photographs by Eric Mencher
When the outraged peasantry of 18th century Paris stormed the Bastille, it touched off the French Revolution. They might have spared Marie Antoinette's head if she had had the foresight to import some of Philadelphia's famous packaged pastry.
SPORTS
July 15, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
SAINT-FLOUR, France - On Bastille Day, the biggest national holiday of the year, France celebrated the longest stage of the 2004 Tour de France in great style. The 147-mile 10th stage was marked by a Frenchman who won the tour's first mountain stage and another who held on to the yellow jersey as the overall leader. Richard Virenque won the stage with a strong solo ride, moving a step closer to his goal of becoming the first seven-time winner of the pink-spotted jersey as best climber.
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July 14, 1986 | By John Corr, Inquirer Staff Writer
Allons, everybody. It's Bastille Day. It was 197 years ago that the Paris mobs stormed the (then) 400-year-old Bastille prison and got the French Revolution into high gear. And the occasion will be observed here in Philadelphia in a number of ways by Franco-Americans seeking to celebrate their heritage and by others who are just looking for an excuse to party. In the forefront of the observances here is the Alliance Francaise, an organization of about 600 Francophiles in the Philadelphia area.
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July 15, 2011 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
They were ordinary merchants in the French port of Calais when the English army laid siege in the 14th century, but they became national heroes when they offered themselves as human sacrifices to save their city. In the end, King Edward III was so moved by the gesture that he released the captives and spared the town. The Burghers of Calais, as immortalized in Auguste Rodin's heart-rending eponymous sculpture, were liberated a second time Thursday - fittingly, Bastille Day - when Philadelphia officials formally dedicated their new home in the refurbished Rodin Museum gardens.
NEWS
July 23, 1992 | For The Inquirer / SEAN PATRICK DUFFY
When one thinks of France, one thing that comes to mind is fine wine. At least that was the case at the Bucks County Winery in Solebury Township as an open house was held last weekend in honor of Bastille Day. Wine-tasting, a tour of the facility and music was included at the festival. For those who missed the event, take heart: The winery has an Italian festival next month and a harvest festival in October.
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July 15, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
French flags and biting satire flew over Philadelphia's Fairmount Avenue on Saturday, and thousands of Butterscotch Krimpets rained down from the ramparts of Eastern State Penitentiary. Several thousand people gathered in front of the historic prison to watch a brisk and fanciful musical retelling of the story of the French Revolution to celebrate Bastille Day - July 14, 1789 - which marked the beginning of the revolution that ended the reign of Louis XVI. "If the people have no bread, I say, 'Let them eat cake!
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July 15, 2014 | BY BETH D'ADDONO, For the Daily News
FRANCOPHILES can't always put their finger on it. Call it a certain je ne sais quoi , an undefinable yet unmistakable quality that makes all things French so enticing. Today's the 225th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, which makes this a good time to get your French fix right here in Philadelphia, where we've loved all things French since 20-year-old Gen. Lafayette volunteered to fight on our side in the American Revolution. Let us count some ways. Forget that bowl of cherries, French painter Paul Cezanne might have said.
NEWS
July 13, 2007 | By Katie Stuhldreher, Inquirer Staff Writer
London Grill owner Terry Berch McNally will celebrate Bastille Day tomorrow as usual - by dressing up as Marie Antoinette and reenacting the storming of the Bastille in 1789, a symbol of French uprising and nationhood. She'll also offer foie gras at her Fairmount Avenue restaurant, in the shadow of the massive Eastern State Penitentiary. Meanwhile, protesters who want to ban the French delicacy were ordered yesterday not to disrupt the "uprising" - or at a minimum to stay 50 feet away from the restaurant and leave their bullhorns home.
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October 22, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marjorie L. Hill "was a great walker" around Haddonfield, Milissa Morrissey recalled. "You could see her a mile away, with one of her fashionable hats. " Morrissey, a longtime friend, spoke of "what joy she brought to people. " "She often had a Bastille Day party," though Ms. Hill didn't refer to any family background that would have given her reason to celebrate the French national holiday on July 14. "She just had that joie de vivre ," Morrissey said, which, she said, animated the parties that Ms. Hill threw at Christmastime, too. Ms. Hill, 66, a former corporate librarian, died of cancer on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Virtua Voorhees hospital.
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July 15, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
French flags and biting satire flew over Philadelphia's Fairmount Avenue on Saturday, and thousands of Butterscotch Krimpets rained down from the ramparts of Eastern State Penitentiary. Several thousand people gathered in front of the historic prison to watch a brisk and fanciful musical retelling of the story of the French Revolution to celebrate Bastille Day - July 14, 1789 - which marked the beginning of the revolution that ended the reign of Louis XVI. "If the people have no bread, I say, 'Let them eat cake!
NEWS
July 15, 2014 | BY BETH D'ADDONO, For the Daily News
FRANCOPHILES can't always put their finger on it. Call it a certain je ne sais quoi , an undefinable yet unmistakable quality that makes all things French so enticing. Today's the 225th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, which makes this a good time to get your French fix right here in Philadelphia, where we've loved all things French since 20-year-old Gen. Lafayette volunteered to fight on our side in the American Revolution. Let us count some ways. Forget that bowl of cherries, French painter Paul Cezanne might have said.
SPORTS
July 16, 2013 | Associated Press
MONT VENTOUX, France - British rider Chris Froome showed why he remains the overwhelming Tour de France favorite by winning Sunday's grueling 15th stage up to Mont Ventoux to extend his lead over main rival Alberto Contador. Froome attacked about two-thirds of the way up the mammoth 13-mile Ventoux, and his acceleration was too much for two-time former champion Contador. The Spaniard dropped back and finished about 1 minute, 40 seconds behind. Colombian Nairo Quintana was second, 29 seconds behind as tens of thousands of people crammed the roadside on Bastille Day - France's National Day. The win means Froome made up the time he lost on Friday's sprint stage, when Contador caught him with a surprise attack.
NEWS
July 15, 2013 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was the best of times; it was the silliest of times. It was the season of urban street festivals; it was the season of steamy weather and intermittent showers. It was the epoch of cancan dancers on Fairmount Avenue and people dressed as giant baguettes. It was the epoch of Marie Antoinette on the roof of Eastern State Penitentiary. It was the day, of course, when Fairmount's historic prison sponsors an "entirely accurate, historically anachronistic reenactment" of the storming of the Bastille, the event that launched the French Revolution in 1789.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2013
Special Events American Sailing Tours Daily, 90-min. Delaware River tours on Chinese junk-rigged schooner. Informative History Sail, musical Tropical Sail or romantic Sunset Sail. American Sailing Tours - Pier 24, 401 N. Columbus Blvd. www.americansailingtours.com . $40-$50. Community Forum: Ready for the Next Time? Rethinking the Shore After Sandy Talk with others about preparing for the next superstorm. WHYY Technology Center, 150 N. 6th St.; Registration required: https://www.facebook.com/events/209641952519392/ . 7/15.
NEWS
July 12, 2013
FAMILY Andrew Wyeth's Birthday Were he alive, this Chester County artist would be 96 today. The museum, rich in Wyeth family works, celebrates with free admission . Brandywine River Museum, 1 Hoffman's Mill Rd., Chadds Ford, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. today, free, 610-388-2700, brandywinemuseum.org. BLOB-Fest Quaint Phoenixville goes all-out in this yearly celebration of all things "The Blob. " The movie screens at the historic Colonial Theatre, and the local branch of Iron Hill Brewery gets in on the act with cherry beer, "BLOBster" bisque and a tinfoil hat contest.
NEWS
June 28, 2013 | By Ellen Gray
* LIDIA CELEBRATES AMERICA: FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE. 10 p.m. tomorrow, WHYY12.   LIDIA BASTIANICH knows how to party. In "Freedom and Independence," the latest installment of "Lidia Celebrates America," the chef, cookbook author and longtime PBS host brings viewers along for a trip that takes her from a Fourth of July naturalization ceremony at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello to the marking of Juneteenth - also known as Emancipation Day...
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July 14, 2012 | By Sally Friedman and FOR THE INQUIRER
Tomorrow, on Bastille Day, Jessica Zuckerman will be singing "La Marseillaise," the French national anthem, to anyone who will listen. "Everyone agrees that I can't carry a tune. However, that has no influence on the volume or enthusiasm with which I sing. " Zuckerman is not French. She is a loyal American-born citizen who lives in Cherry Hill and loves her country. But the anniversary that memorializes the storming and fall of that French prison in 1789, marking the flash point of the French Revolution, does not go unnoticed by Zuckerman, a passionate Francophile.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2012 | Laurie T. Conrad
University City Dining Days, a/k/a "3 courses, 3 prices," lets you sample your way around a booming dining scene for $15, $25 or $30 today through July 26. Get $7 parking at 38th or 40th and Walnut garages with restaurant validation. More at ucdiningdays.com . The Philadelphia Museum of Art, now hosting the "Craft Spoken Here" exhibit, looks at "Hostess Crafting" with farm-to-table dining pioneer Aimee Olexy, from 3-5 p.m. Saturday? in the Pearlman Building Gallery Cafe.
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