Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, 14 July, 1801.
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Coloured print by J Chereau showing the festivities, including fireworks and a balloon ascent at the Champs Elysees in Paris, France on 14 July 1801. Bastille Day, marking the day the Bastille Fortres was demolished by mutineers in 1789, is celebrated as the beginning of the French Revolution. Dimensions: 330mm x 438mm.