Bastille Day dress-up sets the mood in French capital

While the France jersey has been sold out at the Nike store on the Champs Elysees, shoppers continue to snap up other Les Bleus-themed apparel and gear.
While the France jersey has been sold out at the Nike store on the Champs Elysees, shoppers continue to snap up other Les Bleus-themed apparel and gear.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

The French flags lining the Champs-Elysees are doing double duty this year, standing as symbols of national pride on its National Day weekend - while cheering on France's football team as they play in the World Cup final today.

The weekend's packed festivities began with the Bastille Day parade yesterday, marked with a military parade down the world-famous boulevard.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 15, 2018, with the headline 'Bastille Day dress-up sets the mood in French capital'. Print Edition | Subscribe