While planning our trip, we’d decided to celebrate Bastille Day in Strasbourg, and as luck would have it the town of Niederbronn held their fête on the 13th, so we were able to attend two completely different celebrations.
The fireworks were terrific in both, but Niederbronn’s were preceded by a rousing speech and a short rendition of la Marseillaise.
Strasbourg’s, on the other hand, looked like they might be rained out when a rather violent storm started up, but it was over within 45 minutes. The river was lined three deep with spectators for what seemed like miles, so we followed some locals to a more secluded spot.
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