Opaline Restaurant in the Sofitel brought Paris back to Lafayette Square with its Bastille Day Celebration on Saturday (July 14th).
The second annual French National Day (Bastille Day) event featured picnic fare, photo fun, a caricaturist, champagne, rosé, tri-color snowcones, musical entertainment, and prizes for best French attire and parasols.
Our pick for most thoughtful costume goes to the Yellow Vest Parisian Protestor (below, left), though there were plenty of fashionable French dresses and bountiful blue, white and red. Pups even got into the spirit on Opaline’s bistro patio.
Bastille Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, as well as the Fête de la Fédération which celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790.