We were so happy to be in France for Bastille day. In Bordeaux Center they had a military parade complete with jets flying over the Esplanade of Quinconces. We sat in front of the Bridge of Stone on the Garonne river to watch them with thousands of other onlookers. While we waited for the sun to go down (about 10:30!) we watched everyone beating the heat playing in the reflecting pool across from behind where we sat.