The social charm of Bastille day is the summer weather and opportunity for family gatherings outdoors. If you could peek into one of their picnic baskets, it might contain Champagne, strawberries, a baguette or two, cheeses, smoked chicken, escargot, tarts, pastries and perhaps a bowl of Bastille Day fruit salad.
Some restaurants have special Bastille Day menus. They hold games including pétanque, a ball game like bocce, and have can-can dancers to add to the festivities. There are even cookie decorating opportunities for children visiting some restaurants.
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