This year’s  Dîner en Blanc is rumored to be one of the most exceptional yet. The invite list has been reduced to accommodate the exclusivity of this year’s to-be-announced location. There will be 8,000 guests, as compared to the 14,000 last year. Untapped will there to provide a full report,  like last year. [Update: Photos from this year’s Diner en Blanc at the Cour Carrée du Louvre)

Like always, everything is a surprise except for the date: June 16, 2011. The location is communicated by paper as the buses are en route to the destination, and in the discreet French style nobody breaks the secret by yelling excitedly where we’re headed. The only rules: dress white, bring table, chairs, white tablecloth and a picnic. The old school band(s) will be back for the evenings music. Last year, a dance party broke out in the Tuileries. What will happen this year? Here’s a look back to where the Dîner en  Blanc has been over the years.