BASTILLE WEEK IS HERE!
Come along and celebrate Bastille week here at the Bistro! Expect our usual lunch special – 2 course lunch and a 125ml glass of wine for £12.95 along with our 7 course evening menu for both Friday 12th July and Saturday 13th!
The year is 1789. France is heavily in debt and high taxes have been imposed. Poor weather, leading to a ruined harvest means all but a privileged few are starving. Something must be done …
At three o’clock on the afternoon of July 14th, hundreds of angry citizens descend on the Bastille, a prison fortress in Paris. They believe it holds many political prisoners and vast supplies of weapons with which they can arm themselves for the impending Revolution. In fact, the prison contains only seven minor offenders but their release, in such dramatic fashion, is the first step on the road which eventually leads to the execution of King Louis XVI and the establishment of the French Republic.
The full slogan of the French Revolution was
“Liberty, Equality, Brotherhood -- or Death!”