- Head to Paris for La Fete du Travail

April 06, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Paris is a traditional focal point of the celebrations on Labour Day, known as La Fete du Travail in France.

Everything in the city closes except the Eiffel Tower on May 1st, with parades and demonstrations taking place around the Place de la Bastille.

Across Paris, the exchanging of lily of the valley is a well-known custom on La Fete du Travail.

Florists throughout the French capital stock up on the flower in the days running up to the public holiday, as it is traditionally passed between friends and family members as a token of good luck.

Individual traders and labour organisations can be seen selling lily of the valley in the streets on May 1st.

As well as using the day to celebrate workers' rights, some groups organise demonstrations to raise awareness of human rights and other issues.

The Bastille remains a symbol of royal repression in Paris and usually provides the location for such events.

With its array of bars, restaurants and art galleries, the surrounding area is now one of the trendiest districts in the city and should offer plenty to keep visitors occupied on La Fete du Travail.

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