'Bastille Day in Versailles.'
Bastille Day (french: La Fête Nationale), the 14th of July, as it is celebrated in the Gardens of Versailles during the "Déjeuner sur l'Herbe." In English it is known as the Picnic of Versailles, where thousands of people come together with their picnic baskets to have a festive meal on the banks of the famous Grand Canal. The dress code is: all in white. After the meal, of course, you dance, since it is the day of national celebration. Photo Paul Smit.