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Karen Aug 25th, 2000 12:13 PM

Armistice Day in Paris
Will be in Paris over Armistice Day. Any knowledge of celebrations planned or expected? Thanks.

Bob Aug 25th, 2000 01:09 PM

This might sound foolish, but W.W. I or W.W. II? They don't always celebrate the same in Europe as we do here from my experience.

elaine Aug 25th, 2000 01:26 PM

Armistice Day commemmorates 11/11/18 but in Paris I've read that the remembrance ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe is for the dead of both World Wars <BR> <BR>

jackel Aug 26th, 2000 11:17 AM

Thats where the Jackel tries to take out De'Gaulle

topper Sep 1st, 2000 07:00 AM

To the top... <BR>

Bets Sep 1st, 2000 09:42 AM

I'll be in Paris that weekend, too--and I am wondering if I should expect any Remembrance Day/Armistice Day/Veterans Day closings (museums, shops, etc.) on the 11th.

Patricia Sep 1st, 2000 04:04 PM

Elaine, <BR> <BR> You said there is a festival at the arc de triomphe. Are there parades too? <BR>What all goes on there? <BR> <BR>thanks, <BR>Patricia

Paul J Sep 1st, 2000 08:41 PM

We were in Paris on Armistice Day 2 years ago. Yes, there are parades along the Champes Eleyses (sp?) Very colorful!!Thay had a full Military Band in parade uniform on horseback. My recollection was that most of the formal ceremonies were over by noon.The boulevard was decorated with French tricolors I checked our journal and we also visited some museums etc. that same day. I'm glad we were there. Don't miss it!! ..... Paul J

topper Sep 2nd, 2000 04:16 AM


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