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Located on Dickson Street in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas, French Metro Antiques is a mecca for those who have an appreciation for beauty, quality, and authenticity.  We travel to France two times a year to personally select each accessory and piece of furniture that arrives at our door.

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Bastille Day and Its Symbols

July 08, 2020

Bastille Day is the official French national holiday. The national holiday is celebrated annually on the 14th of July to commemorate the storming of the Bastille Fortress in Paris that took place the same day in 1789. The Bastille Fortress at the time served as a prison for citizens that received arbitrary royal indictments that could not be appealed and did not indicate the reason for the imprisonment. Having served as a royal prison for this purpose since the reign of Louis XIV in the 17th century, the fortress had become a symbol of monarchical oppression. On the 14th of July, 1789, large mobs began laying siege to the Hotel des Invalides (the military hospital in Paris) in order to...

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