Elisabeth of Les Délices de Mimine.'
On Bastille Day, the 14th of July, a wonderful "Déjeuner sur l'Herbe" is organized in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles. Thousands of people come together with their picnic baskets and have a festive meal on the banks of the Grand Canal. In English it is known as the Picnic of Versailles or the White Picnic ("pique-nique en blanc"), since white is the dress code. There is a little market of local products, where the good humoured Elisabeth can be found, with her homemade jams and chutneys. Photo Paul Smit.