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Francophiles Rejoice! It's Bastille Day in D.C.

11 Jul
July 11, 2013 Whenever Washington, D.C. is compared to other great cities of the world, there is always one place it seems to have the most in common with: Paris. The look and feel of Washington, D.C. is synonymous with one of Europe’s greatest towns. A lot of that is because, as most know, a French engineer took the lead in designing our capital's layout. With its grand avenues and numerous circles, Pierre L'Enfant made it quite akin to Paris. There's more; not only did France help the U.S. in the Revolutionary War, they underwent a democratic revolution almost immediately after ours. This established an allegiance between the two cities that will always exist. In fact, the major holidays each country Read more [...]