FIGARO/LIFESTYLE : Dinner in White. On the 30th anniversary of this pique-nique chic in Paris, 17,000 guests from the four corners of the world set up their tables and chairs in front of Les Invalides. The vast lawns became entirely white. At the very last minute, about 8 p.m. on Sunday [3rd June], the organisers revealed the venue for the dinner: the Esplanade des Invalides. It broke all records. The 30th ‘pic-nic for polite society’ in Paris attracted, according to the organisers, 17,000 participants: of whom some 6,000 had come from abroad especially for the occasion.