July found us in Paris for a week that included the 14th. Let's see if I can do this in suitably sized and coloured type:
A very, very big event all over France--and especially in Paris.
When it all ended, we joined the massive crowd making its way back along beside the river. Finding a bus or taxi was impossible and the Metro didn't bear thinking about. So we walked and walked and walked, stopping at 1 a.m. for savagely overpriced, but very welcome. mugs of hot chocolate.