Celebrating Bastille Day

Teaching resources to help you to introduce the history behind and traditions surrounding Bastille Day on 14 July to your students

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French Flag Flying For Bastille Day

Lesson ideas and activities to introduce learners to the history behind the French national holiday

Celebrated each year on 14 July, Bastille Day, known more formally as la Fête Nationale, commemorates the storming of the Bastille. This was one of the most important events in the French Revolution and ultimately led to the execution of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

As such, we’ve hand-picked a selection of our favourite Bastille Day-inspired resources to help you to examine its significance with your pupils.