The World's Loveliest Dining Room

[an error occurred while processing this directive] Forget the six-course meal and the bevy of waiters swooping around your table. To really savor a beautiful fall evening in Paris, ditch the stuffy, gilded dining room and try a champagne picnic along the Seine or a melon-and-charcuterie potluck on the Champ de Mars. Paris is full of prime public spaces with great views that make superb — and free — locations for private parties. For breathtaking backdrops, the banks of the Seine rank high. Parisienne Amélie Nusse and 14 of her twenty-something friends threw a bachelorette's dinner — complete with tables, linen, candelabras and evening gowns —...

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