In an effort to get inside the mind of French citizenry, SFist asked our very own opera critic, Cedric Westphal - an openly French-born and French-speaking person living right here in San Francisco! - to speak on behalf of his native country.

When asked what his kind do to commemorate Bastille Day, he explains, "Today's Bastille day? Dang, you're right. Well, as all the French people, I'll rejoice that Lance Armstrong won't win the tour de France this year. Also, I'll avoid Belden Lane like the pest."

Now you know.