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Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Bastille Day highlights: Jazz, champagne and racing maids

Costumed participants (including King Louis XVI) prepare for the French Maid Race at L'Enfant Cafe's annual Bastille Day street festival. (Courtesy of L'Enfant)
French expats, croissant connoisseurs and anyone who has launched into daydreams of 1920s Paris after seeing Woody Allen’s charming new flick, “Midnight in Paris,” have good reason to celebrate France this week. Bastille Day is officially on Thursday, but many festivities are on Saturday, yielding twice the opportunities to experience a bit of France in Washington. Elegant soirees, late-night DJ parties, a concert by a French virtuoso and races featuring baguettes and French maids are but a few of the week’s offerings.

See our complete list of Bastille Day events.

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