Bastille Day history

Bastille Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille on July 14th, 1789, by the Parisian revolutionaries.

Bastille Day became the French national holiday one year later, during the "Fete de la Federation", on July 14th, 1790.

To better understand why the French revolted against the Monarchy and how this revolt led to the French revolution, have a look at the chronology below.


The French Social Hierarchy Before The Revolution

The Political Crisis

The French Social Hierarchy Before The Revolution

Louis XVI Facing an Economic Turmoil

The Economic Crisis

Louis XVI Facing an Economic Turmoil

A General Assembly to Solve the Crisis

The Estates General meeting

A General Assembly to Solve the Crisis

July 14th, 1789 the Storming of the Bastille

Storming of the Bastille

July 14th, 1789 the Storming of the Bastille

The French Revolution and the End of the Monarchy

The French Revolution

The French Revolution and the End of the Monarchy

The End of the French Revolution

The Reign of Terror

The End of the French Revolution

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