From Freedom Fries to Fromage: 7 French Gifts for a Bastille Day Celebration

Bastille Day 2017: Celebrate With These
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* Bastille Day is July 14
* Also known as the French National Day, the holiday commemorates the storming of the Bastille
* Celebrate this holiday with these 7 products, selected to give you a taste of France

On July 14, 1789, revolutionary forces in France stormed the Bastille, creating a turning point for the French Revolution. Today, this date marks the French National Day and is celebrated across France with feasts, fireworks and the oldest regular military parade in the world. While you might not be in France, you can partake in the celebrations with these 7 French-inspired gifts.

1. Pre de Provence Lavender Soap

A quintessentially French scent, lavender is grown in Provence and used to produce a variety of products. This Pre de Provence lavender soap , in particular, will transform your morning routine, leaving you relaxed and ready for the day. It’s crafted using Old World techniques to create a longer lasting soap with fewer impurities.

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2. Wool Beret

It may be stereotypically French, but berets are in right now. Wear it with jeans and casual sneakers, or with your beach outfit to avoid an overly costume-y look. Made from 100% wool, this unisex artist’s hat will give you a classic look this Bastille Day.

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3. French Food at Home by Laura Calder

Create a French feast in honor of the French National Day. Laura Calder’s French Food at Home makes slow food accessible. From lamb tagine to rhubarb chops, these recipes will impress your party guests.

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4. French Almond Macarons

Simply delicious, macarons are also incredibly pretty. Decorating the windows of bakeries across Paris, these irresistible treats are loved by all. Now you can enjoy them at home by ordering French-made macarons. Who knew you could order a taste of France online?

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5. NV Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne

What’s a French celebration without champagne? Buy a bottle of NV Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut straight from France and pop some perfect-for-summer bubbly in honor of freedom.

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6. French Cheese Sampler

Complete your French picnic with a cheese board. This delectable sampler set includes fig jam and nearly 2 pounds of cheese, including camembert, comte and more.

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7. J’adore by Christian Dior for Women

Home to some of the most famous designers in the world, a Bastille Day celebration wouldn’t be complete without some designer goods. Whether it’s a gift for yourself or your favorite person, J’adore by Christian Dior for women is sure to delight. It boasts notes of floral orchids, rose, violets and blackberry musk.

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