Where to celebrate Bastille Day in the US Southwest? [fr]

In 1880, the Third Republic granted France a national holiday on 14th July in memory of the storming of the Bastille on the same day in 1789. This commemoration, which is intended to unite all French people in their loyalty to their country, is also an echo of the Festival of the Federation on 14th July 1790, which symbolizes reconciliation. The popular festivities organized during this day gave a quick rise of acknowledgment all over France and this day became since then one of the popular festival of French people.

In English speaking countries, the French National Holiday is called Bastille Day.

Where to celebrate Bastille Day in the Southwest of the United States?

Bastille Day is a day of celebrations of French culture! Get ready for French music, French food, and more...

The French General Consulate in Los Angeles made a non exhaustive list specifically for the occasiojn of all the events happening in the Southwest of the UNited States:


Los Angeles


French Tuesdays – Bastille Day 2019

French Tuesday’s "Bastille Day" special evening is back at the Sofitel Beverly Hills.
In partnership with the Alliance Française and under the patronage of the Consul General, the evening promises to be exceptional with a bonus French DJ, French Cancan, French singers and musicians and the opportunity to win two tickets for Paris from XL Airways.

When? Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 6 PM to midnight.
Where? At Riviera 31, Sofitel Beverly Hills [8555 Beverly Blvd - Los Angeles]
Booking / Tickets: https://www.frenchtuesdays.com/future-event/LA071419



Come celebrate Bastille day in the most beautiful french restaurant in Los Angeles with a 100% French Buffet and tasty mimosa.
When? Sun, July 14, 2019, 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Where? Le Petit Paris, 418 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bastille-day-brunch-buffet-bottomless-mimosa-tickets-63458813018?aff=erelexpmlt

Santa Barbara


31st Annual French Festival in Santa Barbara

Gastronomy - Fashion - Art - French way of life!
When? Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July from 11 AM to 7 PM
Where? Oak Park [300 West Alamar Avenue - Santa Barbara, CA]
Website : http://www.frenchfestival.com

Yucca Valley



Flour Power Bakery Yucca Valley is sponsoring a casual FREE brunch with organic French Pastries & Bread, Cheese, Moroccan duck pastries & Mint Tea.

Challenge yourself to speak French for 1 hour. Bring a song or poem you like. (Those who don’t speak French can listen). Native French speakers and those of us who have learned French but rarely get to use the language can get to know each other while enjoying refreshments.

When: 10am July 14th, 2019
Where: Paradise Park 58938 Barron Drive, Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Ticket/Reservation: Alicia Kelso (phone (+1 760-820-1173) or email)



French Evening - Rooftop Cocktail Party


Beginning of the festive weekend with a rooftop party to celebrate July 14th. A French evening with the AFD with a view of the skyline of Denver.
When? Friday, July 12 from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Where? Carla Madison Recreation Center
Website : https://www.afdenver.org/community/event-rsvp/?event_id=80

Bastille Day Members Potluck Luncheon 2019


Celebration of July 14 at the Alliance Française de Denver
When? Sunday, July 14 from 11 AM to 3 PM
Where? French Alliance of Denver [571 Galapago St Denver, Co, 80204]
Website: https://www.afdenver.org/community/event-rsvp/?event_id=81



Experience France at the M.I.M.


Paris Chansons returns to the M.I.M. with a very French musical program between Aznavour, Dassin, Piaf and many other classics!
When? Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July at 7 PM
Where? Musical Instrument Museum [4725 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050]
Billets : https://mim.org/events/paris-chansons-jul-13-2019/2019-07-13/

Nouveau Mexique


The Alliance française invites its members and their guests to come and celebrate the National Day.
When? Sunday, July 14 from 4:30 PM to 7 PM.
Where? French alliance [2917 Carlisle Blvd NE # 207, Albuquerque, NM 87110]

July 14th raffle

Buy a raffle ticket to join the party at the Consul’s residence and win two Air France Paris-Los Angeles billiards
To obtain a ticket, follow this link


The vocabulary of July 14 in English

- Un bal populaire – a danse
- Un concert – a concert
- Un drapeau – a flag
- La Fête nationale française – Bastille Day
- Un feu d’artifice – firework
- La Marseillaise – French national anthem
- Une parade, un défilé – a parade
- La pétanque - French boules or petanque
- Un pétard – firecracker
- Le quatorze juillet – "katorze jwee yeah"

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Last modified on 02/07/2019

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