{Bastille Day Celebration}

Celebrate French Independence at the Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion’s Bastille Day Celebration!
Shouts of “Liberte’! Egalite’! Fraternite’!” will fill the air once again as the Chatillon DeMenil Mansion celebrates Bastille Day on Sunday July 11 from 2:00pm-5:00pm. The French Marines from Fort de Chartres will do drills on the lawn, and a volley of musket fire will follow the singing of La Marseillaise. Dance Discovery, a period dance performance troupe, will perform. The Queen herself, Marie Antoinette, will be in attendance. Admission is free, and light refreshments will be served. Café DeMenil will be offering a light menu and bar service.

Located in Benton Park, the Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion is one of St. Louis’ most interesting historic homes. Originally built in 1848 by Henri Chatillon and enlarged to its present size in 1861 by Nicolas DeMenil, the Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion features guided tours, a gift shop, a café, and the largest permanent collection of memorabilia from the 1904 World’s Fair. The Mansion is open for tours Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm; the last tour of the day is at 2:00 pm. Also open Saturdays in July-August.

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