Vive la Georgetown: Wisconsin Avenue bustles with French Market

Photo by Judith Beermann
Dale Wise on Accordion with fan
Dale Wise on Accordion with fan

To the sounds of accordion music, the 8th Annual Georgetown French Market  got underway Friday morning along upper Wisconsin Avenue between P Street and Reservoir Road..

Jacques Dufour of French Connections (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Jacques Dufour of French Connections

With the scent of fresh crepes at Cafe Bonaparte to the Provencal prints draped in front of Patisserie Poupon filling the warm spring air, it was a celebration of all things French (or French-inspired) in a tres Georgetown way.

Puro Cafe owner Rashid Hassouni with Jennifer Motruck Loy and Braulio Agnese of Marketing by JML (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Puro Cafe owner Rashid Hassouni with Jennifer Motruck Loy and Braulio Agnese of Marketing by JML

Featuring over 30 Georgetown boutiques, antique shops, restaurants and galleries and offering savings up to 70% off designer goods, art and antique home furnishings,  the two day event is a family-friendly way  to enjoy strolling musicians and mimes, children’s activities, live music and French cuisine from Georgetown cafes and restaurants. 

Shane and Hannah Bills with baby Zoe and Oliver in from Potomac for a day in Georgetown (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Shane and Hannah Bills with baby Zoe and Oliver in from Potomac for a day in Georgetown

French Apartment wares in back garden (Photo by: Judith Beermann) French Apartment wares in back garden

Crepe-making at Cafe Bonaparte (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Crepe-making at Cafe Bonaparte

Click here for a complete list of participating stores, offers and schedule of events.

Chairs at Darrel Dean Antiques (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Chairs at Darrel Dean Antiques