Party Central: French accents

Advocate photo by Steven Forster -- In this most French of American cities, Faubourg St. John throws an annual celebration of Bastille Day. Highlights: food, friends, art and pétanque, or French lawn bowling. The packed event attracted a crowd as eclectic as its neighborhood. Allen Toussaint was just back from receiving the Medal of Honor for the Arts from President Obama at the White House. In this most Francophile of American cities, Faubourg St. John throws an annual celebration of Bastille Day. Highlights: food, music, art and pétanque, or French lawn bowling. The packed event attracted a crowd as eclectic as its friendly, funky neighborhood.
Advocate photo by Steven Forster -- In this most French of American cities, Faubourg St. John throws an annual celebration of Bastille Day. Highlights: food, friends, art and pétanque, or French lawn bowling. The packed event attracted a crowd as eclectic as its neighborhood. Allen Toussaint was just back from receiving the Medal of Honor for the Arts from President Obama at the White House. In this most Francophile of American cities, Faubourg St. John throws an annual celebration of Bastille Day. Highlights: food, music, art and pétanque, or French lawn bowling. The packed event attracted a crowd as eclectic as its friendly, funky neighborhood.

In this most Francophile of American cities, Faubourg St. John throws an annual celebration of Bastille Day. Highlights: food, music, art and pétanque, or French lawn bowling. The packed event attracted a crowd as eclectic as its friendly, funky neighborhood.