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Let Them Eat Cake!

Joan of Arc Statue, image courtesy of Virtual Tourist

In a city as inextricably linked with the French as New Orleans, you’re sure to find many Bastille Day celebrations from which to choose.  But how many of those other celebrations involve free cake and champagne?!

For a Bastille Day celebration you won’t soon forget, head to the French Quarter on Wednesday, July 14th.  Festivities there begin at 10:00am with a brass band procession complete with famous French characters like Napoleon, Marie Antoinette and Joan of Arc, to name a few. The procession begin at Washington Artillery Park (across from Jackson Square near Café du Monde), down Decatur Street to Dumaine and ends at Dutch Alley and the Pavilion.

After a brief welcoming ceremony, a wreath will be laid at the base of the Joan of Arc statue, while Parisian café music from Norbert Slama Trio fills the air.

Last, but certainly not least, end the morning on a sweet note with free cake and champagne for the public!

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