It’s Bastille Day!

Happy Bastille Day! Bonne fête! Joyeux Quatorze Juillet! 

What is the holiday all about? It commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison on July 14 during the bloody revolution of 1789 – the one where all the aristocrats lost their heads.

Get the history here – and see how the French celebrate their day of independence.

At D’Artagnan, Bastille Day means pétanque, Pastis and lamb merguez sausage. Read on to see how Ariane celebrates Bastille Day.

A French classic: lamb merguez sausage dressed with mustard
A French classic: lamb merguez sausage dressed with mustard

Ariane and the D’Artagnan team played pétanque in Brooklyn this past weekend in the annual Smith Street Bastille Day tournament, organized by our friends at Bar Tabac.

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Smith Street being transformed into a sandy pétanque court.
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Ariane – eye on the boules.
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The little yellow ball is the cochonnet – the goal of all the steel balls.
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The D’Artagnan team has whimsical names.
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In the winner’s circle.
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Singing a victory song! We won the second place trophy!

We hope you find a fun – and tasty – way to celebrate Bastille Day! Be sure to share with us on social media by tagging @dartagnanfoods on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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