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Let Them Eat Crêpes: French café in Old Town offering free pastries and crepes for Bastille Day

Storming of The Bastille by Jean-Pierre Houël

An Old Town cafe is celebrating Bastille Day with — in perfectly apocryphal fashionfree pastries for the masses.

Bastille Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. The people of Paris fought with the soldiers guarding the Bastille and seized the fortress, liberating the small number of prisoners left inside. It’s considered one of the igniting events of the French Revolution.

Fontaine Caffe and Creperie (119 S. Royal Street) is offering a free pastry to the first 50 people to visit the shop today. Kids also eat crepes for free with the purchase of an adult meal.

The shop is open from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. according to Facebook, then from 5:30-10 p.m.

Kids will also receive free balloons, coloring challenges and complimentary crayons. Adults, meanwhile, will receive 20% off all bottles of wine.

Also, TIL, there’s some fun Bastille Day history not far from Alexandria…

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