You might still be recovering and cleaning up from the Fourth of July here in the United States, but it's not too late for some Independence Day travel-in France, that is. Bastille Day, a national French holiday, is a great time to experience authentic French culture, and the traditional festivities make a fun start to a summer trip in Europe.

On July 14, 1789, the people of Paris stormed the Bastille in a revolutionary uprising against feudalistic control, initiating the French Revolution. Today, La Fête Nationale, known to the English-speaking population as Bastille Day, is celebrated all across France with military parades, local street dances, fireworks displays and small gatherings of family and friends—much like Americans celebrate July 4th.

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Planning a trip to Yellowstone? Don't miss out on getting your copy of the Yellowstone Park Foundation's official travel guide, developed by Michelin, and designed to help make your visit an unforgettable experience.

The 106-page guide captures the magic of a visit to Yellowstone as only a Michelin Travel & Lifestyle publication can do, with in-depth, carefully curated content that includes tours, time-maximizing itineraries, insider tips from park experts and reliable recommendations for sightseeing and shopping. The guide enables visitors to plan in advance an efficient trip to the park, make the most of time spent on-site and enjoy a vivid keepsake from an unforgettable trip to one of the world's most astonishing and enduring natural wonderlands.

The guide debuted in 2012 marking an expanded relationship between the park and the tire company. "Michelin is taking an already successful sustainability partnership and boosting its impact to the next level by providing a valuable asset that not only enriches a visit to Yellowstone, but also helps benefit the park through proceeds from the sale," says Karen Kress, president of the Yellowstone Park Foundation.

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Summer, the season of bright cocktails and refreshing wine, is upon us. Next time you need to play bartender on the fly, let this interactive guide help you build the perfect drink.

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Michelin Apps Making Travel Easy

Packing light or buying plane tickets on a whim? Don’t leave without downloading Michelin travel and dining guide apps. They’ll give you everything you want to know—and it all fits in your pocket.

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