Visit Bastille Day and the French Revolution for a concise history, and take a quiz.
Or there's a quick history of Bastille Day using band names...
Listen to La Marseillaise, the French national anthem- with French and English lyrics or sung by Mireille Mathieu avec des paroles en français (with French lyrics).
Seriously, you've got to watch the fireworks!! Spoiler: they spell out words!!!!!
Here are a few pics from my visit to Paris in 2012. Trip of a lifetime!