Paul Bakery & Café Celebrates Bastille Day with Baguette Relay Race (photos)
Paul Bakery & Café, at 801 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, held their second annual Bastille Day event in the District last Saturday, July 14. Waving French flags, children and adults of all ages participated in a relay race around the U.S. Navy Memorial, using baguettes as batons (it wasn't exactly Olympics rules). The winning team received gift certificates to Paul.
Win or lose, a good time was had by all. The race, now in its second year, is intended to become an annual event.
Paul, a French bakery chain, continues to expand throughout Washington. It has followed its Penn Quarter location with one in Georgetown at 1078 Wisconsin Ave. NW (right by M Street), and at 1000 Connecticut Avenue NW. Established in Lille, France in 1889, Paul Bakery has nearly 500 stores in 25 countries
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