The French National Convention adopted it as the Republic 's anthem in The song acquired its nickname after being sung in Paris by volunteers from Marseille marching to the capital. The song is the first example of the "European march" anthemic style. The anthem's evocative melody and lyrics have led to its widespread use as a song of revolution and its incorporation into many pieces of classical and popular music.
J'ai l'impression d'avoir une glotte de dindon en ce moment. Son objectif? On a envie de partager notre bonheur avec les autres. People France.