Happy Bastille Day! Celebrate La Fête Nationale by Eating Like a Parisienne

Bastille Day tea and sugar rock candy
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Happy Bastille Day, Francophiles! While we're sure you'd rather be walking along the Champs-Élysées looking suitably gamine and holding hands with Oliver Giroud, we have the next best thing to your Paris daydreams: French treats that you can order online now. Go ahead, turn on some Edith Piaf and celebrate La Fête Nationale by eating like a Parisienne with our undeniably yummy picks.

First, start with some Pleine Lune loose leaf tea‎ by Mariage Frères (pictured above left; $26 for 3.5 oz, luckyscent.com). The romantic tea was inspired by the full moon and includes delicate notes of cherry, cinnamon and vanilla.

Sweeten the brew by plunking in some sugar rock candy (pictured above right; $10, deandeluca.com).

Raspberry and Rose Pastry and Waffles

Next for treats, we love the ridiculously beautiful Ispahan pastry (pictured above left; $11, pierreherme.com). The whimsical concoction is made up of raspberries and rose petal cream and then wrapped in a crisp macaron shell.

Or for an haute spin on the homestyle waffle, try the gaurge infiniment praliné noisette (pictured above right; $2, pierreherme.com). If a more beautiful version exists, we have yet to find it.

Fruit Vinegar and Cheese

Onto appetizer courses, use A L'Olivier fruit vinegar (pictured above left; $15 for 6.8 oz., amazon.com) to make the most delicious salads ever. Flavors include fig, passion fruit, tomato basil and black currant.

And what would a French feast be without a gorgeous piece of cheese? We love the tomette à l'huile, a goat cheese created in the Southern region of Provence (pictured above right; $11, fromages.com).

Vive la France!

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