Celebration of St. Catherine's Day in Paris.
Full title reads: "ST. CATHERINE'S DAY IN PARIS".
Pan along the line of girls with great hats and frocks on, and each having a glass of Champagne in hand. Girls are giggling, having fun. This is the annual Fete of St. Catherine's celebration in Paris.
Several close up shots of the hats - entries of hats competition. A great 'big bad wolf' hat with 'the three piglets orchestra' playing on top of the hat. More shots of the girls giggling and drinking Champagne.
Ballroom - ball and the fancy dress competition is held here.
Professor Piccard in stratosphere costume (he is inside a large sphere), surrounded by several girls dressed as planets and chained to his sphere.
Various shots of the people in fancy dress parading and the crowds looking on - great parade, most of the costumes look very good. Brilliant period costumes with great tall wigs are seen.
Various shots of the prizes being presented in various categories. Professor Piccard's stratosphere construction wins one of the prizes.
Various shots of the ball, couples dancing.
Note: There are two Piccards - Jean and Auguste. They are identical twins so it is possible to confuse them in some records.
Short version of this story exist - see other record.