Original URL: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/07/16/france_website/

French website surrenders on Bastille Day

Citizens crash official new portal

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 16th July 2010 08:55 GMT

France's shiny new official website got off to a shaky start on Wednesday, promptly surrendering to the unwashed masses on its Bastille Day launch.

The €1.6m portal fell over under the onslaught of too many visitors keen to explore the "major promotional tool of France's image abroad", the Telegraph explains, and it's still unavailable this morning due to "server configuration problems".

Official French website still down this morning

These servers are apparently "100 per cent French", and we're going to leave it to you lot to make the obligatory quips. ®