2004: Louvre-Palais Royal

In one of the smallest venues, the 2004  Dîner en Blanc was in the courtyard between the Palais Royal and the Louvre, just outside the Louvre-Palais Royal metro stop on the 1 line. Although the invites were considerably less, with 1400 attending, this dinner was nicknamed the “Sardine Dinner” (Dîner Sardine) because of how difficult it was to setup.

In 1994, it was at the Louvre, marking the first time the event was reported on by the New York Times.