This past weekend, France celebrated Bastille Day with a bang, and it was an especially momentous holiday for France's new "unofficial" first lady, Valérie Trierweiler. The 47-year-old partner of recently elected president François Hollande is a working journalist and mother of three. Valérie's also France's first unmarried first lady, thus the unofficial title, and she's openly expressed her desire to be independent.
Over the weekend, Valérie was busy taking part in Bastille Day festivities, like the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris and the shipping festival event, Tonnerres de Brest, with her partner and the wives of other French political leaders. See Valérie enjoy her first Bastille Day as first lady and ogle the breathtaking fireworks beside the Eiffel Tower now!