People often ask about things to do in Paris on this national holiday, so I thought I'd ask what those of you in Paris yesterday were up to.
We barely made it to hotel after last night's fireworks, catching the last train at nearly 2am... the crowd to get into metro was huge and hardly moved. The fireworks had been lovely but am not sure I'd go through all this trouble again -- had to get there well in advance too to find a decent spot by the Eiffel Tower.
Before, we had gone to the Louvre and it wasn't too crowded, despite free admission on July 14th. Queue moved so quickly that we were in in a minute. Among other things, got to see a couple of nice temporary exhibitions there and especially liked this one http://tinyurl.com/6k22hfb -- gorgeous miniatures mainly from 15th century.