French twist: Say bonjour to over-the-top items en Francais

Even after hundreds of years, Louisiana’s French heritage continues to define the people who live here, as well as our way of life. From food to government to language, the influences of the European country can be seen everywhere. And while fleur-de-lis are a staple, this month we’re delving into the glitz and glamour of the pre-Revolution French elite. Extravagant parties, over-the-top outfits and luxurious homes have come to define the time, as well as its demise. However, despite its infamy, the style of people like Marie Antoinette has withstood the test of time. C’est magnifique!

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