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Free croissants for Bastille Day

11.07.2013 From our online archive
French cross-border workers will get a free croissant if they pass through Luxembourg's central station and some P+R car parks on Friday.

French cross-border workers will get a free croissant if they pass through Luxembourg's central station and some P+R car parks on Friday.

The generous gesture from bank BGL BNP Paribas is designed to celebrate France's national holiday, Bastille Day, on July 14.

Because it falls on a Sunday this year, the tasty French pastries will be given out on Friday, July 12, from 6.30am to 8.30am at Luxembourg train station and Kockelscheuer and Frisange P+R car parks.

According to the last national census in 2011, 31,456 French nationals are living in Luxembourg, making up 6.1% of the country's total population.

This makes 2011 the year of the largest proportion of French nationals living in the country since the first census was conducted in 1875. During the last 10 years, Luxembourg has seen a large influx of French citizens moving to the Grand Duchy, growing 57.4 percent since 2001.

French nationals make up the largest non-native group in the capital, accounting for 13,450 people out of more than 100,000 residents.

Click here to find out what's going on in Luxembourg on July 14.