For those who don’t know what today is – it’s Bastille Day! The day in which we celebrate all things French. Bastille Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille, which culminated the birth of French democracy.
That’s right, today you get a free pass to enjoy everything French – drinking wine for breakfast, eating an amuse-bouche, pastries, and even a drag on a cigarette..whatever makes you feel more Parisian.
But what gets us in a French celebratory kind of mood, is looking at the types of gadgets that can aid in this festive day. Check out our list of 5 French inspired goodies that should make your Bastille Day even more crème de la crème.
How can we pass up a holiday and not have an accompanying iPhone 4 case to celebrate with. Zazzle has a wide selection of iPhone 4 cases that depict vintage Paris or the Eiffel Tower. For $44.95 you can even make your iPhone feel French for the day.
Speaking of the Eiffel Tower…we have seen its iconic shape take many forms but as a cheese grater??!! Yep there is a Eiffel Tower Cheese Grater that will shred your gruyere for your French Onion Soup.
I know, it sucks that we aren’t actually in France to celebrate Bastille Day but National Geographic and Fotopedia’s Above France iPad App could be the next best thing. This iPad app will take you on a photographic birds eye view of France and its iconic locales as well as hidden treasures. The images will take your breath away and save you a few bucks on airfare. The Above France app is on sale today for $.99 from its regular $2.99, in honor of Bastille Day.
Like we said before, we have seen the Eiffel Tower take on many shapes and sizes. So if you can’t go to France, you can always carry it around in your pocket. The Eiffel Tower USB Drive also doubles as a keychain and can hold upwards of 16GB of storage.
Lastly what French celebration would be complete without mentioning the Guillotine. Yes a dark period in French history but albeit a famous piece of machinery that ended so many lives during the French Revolution. Round 2 has an unbelievably detailed and operable life-like model that can be built and even includes a victim - off with his head! The Round 2 Polar Lights Guillotine retails for $18.64 on Amazon.
And there you have it – Bonne fête Bastille!