11th Annual French Market Tops Georgetown’s Book Hill With a Beret

Maybe there was no Pont Neuf or Moulin Rouge, but there were crepes.  It just couldn’t be a French Festival without the crepes.

This weekend, Georgetown’s Book Hill neighborhood transformed into DC’s very own Champs Elyses during the 11th Annual French Market. Kittner_20140426_7303The two day event featured fashion finds from local boutiques, traditional French fare (like crepes!), quaint home and antique shops, and live performances by Laissez Foure and the Yamomanem Jazz Band.

More than 40 local shops, galleries and cafes participated in the Parisian sidewalk sale, which offered up to 75% off at participating boutiques and free Circulator rides to Kittner_20140426_7026Georgetown.

Over 5,000 Washingtonians enjoyed festive entertainment, from an accordionist to unicyclists and mimes, all outfitted in French-inspired attire. The Georgetown French Market is hosted and sponsored by the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID).

*Photos credit Sam Kittner

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