Put Together a Chic French Picnic

Put Together A Chic French PicnicWhen the weather is warm, there's nothing like enjoying a meal outside with friends. But forget the outdoor cafe—take to the grass with a chic picnic that can turn into a luxurious day-long lounge.

Picnics are a fun (and inexpensive) alternative to eating out, and in honor of Bastille Day today, we'll show you how to put together a stylish French picnic for only $12 per person—sparkling wine included.

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Click on the first image of the slide show below to learn our tips for a perfect French picnic. Bon appétit!

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  • O.R.S.

    Everyone in France loooves to picnic as soon as the weather turns nice. As a young, broke American living in Paris for 2 years, I can tell you that this is NOT how we do picnics in Paris. I wish we were this classy. Instead, it’s a simple deal: send out mass text, tell everyone to bring what they want (which usually ends up being baguette, supermarket cheese, and cheap beer or wine), and choose one of two popular locations: Champ de Mars or along the Seine. Once we get to the age where we can afford to have picnics this classy, I hope we’ll have enough money to move onto cocktail parties (le cocktail dinatoire)…

  • O.R.S.

    Everyone in France loooves to picnic as soon as the weather turns nice. As a young, broke American living in Paris for 2 years, I can tell you that this is NOT how we do picnics in Paris. I wish we were this classy. Instead, it’s a simple deal: send out mass text, tell everyone to bring what they want (which usually ends up being baguette, supermarket cheese, and cheap beer or wine), and choose one of two popular locations: Champ de Mars or along the Seine. Once we get to the age where we can afford to have picnics this classy, I hope we’ll have enough money to move onto cocktail parties (le cocktail dinatoire)…

  • O.R.S.

    Everyone in France loooves to picnic as soon as the weather turns nice. As a young, broke American living in Paris for 2 years, I can tell you that this is NOT how we do picnics in Paris. I wish we were this classy. Instead, it’s a simple deal: send out mass text, tell everyone to bring what they want (which usually ends up being baguette, supermarket cheese, and cheap beer or wine), and choose one of two popular locations: Champ de Mars or along the Seine. Once we get to the age where we can afford to have picnics this classy, I hope we’ll have enough money to move onto cocktail parties (le cocktail dinatoire)…

  • O.R.S.

    Everyone in France loooves to picnic as soon as the weather turns nice. As a young, broke American living in Paris for 2 years, I can tell you that this is NOT how we do picnics in Paris. I wish we were this classy. Instead, it’s a simple deal: send out mass text, tell everyone to bring what they want (which usually ends up being baguette, supermarket cheese, and cheap beer or wine), and choose one of two popular locations: Champ de Mars or along the Seine. Once we get to the age where we can afford to have picnics this classy, I hope we’ll have enough money to move onto cocktail parties (le cocktail dinatoire)…

  • O.R.S.

    Everyone in France loooves to picnic as soon as the weather turns nice. As a young, broke American living in Paris for 2 years, I can tell you that this is NOT how we do picnics in Paris. I wish we were this classy. Instead, it’s a simple deal: send out mass text, tell everyone to bring what they want (which usually ends up being baguette, supermarket cheese, and cheap beer or wine), and choose one of two popular locations: Champ de Mars or along the Seine. Once we get to the age where we can afford to have picnics this classy, I hope we’ll have enough money to move onto cocktail parties (le cocktail dinatoire)…

  • O.R.S.

    Everyone in France loooves to picnic as soon as the weather turns nice. As a young, broke American living in Paris for 2 years, I can tell you that this is NOT how we do picnics in Paris. I wish we were this classy. Instead, it’s a simple deal: send out mass text, tell everyone to bring what they want (which usually ends up being baguette, supermarket cheese, and cheap beer or wine), and choose one of two popular locations: Champ de Mars or along the Seine. Once we get to the age where we can afford to have picnics this classy, I hope we’ll have enough money to move onto cocktail parties (le cocktail dinatoire)…

  • O.R.S.

    Everyone in France loooves to picnic as soon as the weather turns nice. As a young, broke American living in Paris for 2 years, I can tell you that this is NOT how we do picnics in Paris. I wish we were this classy. Instead, it’s a simple deal: send out mass text, tell everyone to bring what they want (which usually ends up being baguette, supermarket cheese, and cheap beer or wine), and choose one of two popular locations: Champ de Mars or along the Seine. Once we get to the age where we can afford to have picnics this classy, I hope we’ll have enough money to move onto cocktail parties (le cocktail dinatoire)…

  • O.R.S.

    Everyone in France loooves to picnic as soon as the weather turns nice. As a young, broke American living in Paris for 2 years, I can tell you that this is NOT how we do picnics in Paris. I wish we were this classy. Instead, it’s a simple deal: send out mass text, tell everyone to bring what they want (which usually ends up being baguette, supermarket cheese, and cheap beer or wine), and choose one of two popular locations: Champ de Mars or along the Seine. Once we get to the age where we can afford to have picnics this classy, I hope we’ll have enough money to move onto cocktail parties (le cocktail dinatoire)…