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Bastille Day 2017- Celebrate New Orleans Fun and Food

  • Embassy of France in the United States 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)


Let's party like they do down in New Orleans! "Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!" or "Let The Good Times Roll!". 

On Saturday July 15, the Embassy of France will welcome Washingtonians to Bastille Day 2017 with a spicy gumbo of irresistible dance music and, as always, an exceptional selection of food prepared by the best local Chefs. 

Confirmed participants and supporters of the 2017 edition: Africa Gold Beverages  Academie de Cuisine  Breakthru Beverages Cafe Descartes  Cafe Du Parc, Willard Interncontinental Hotel – Capital Hilton – Central Michel Richard – Convivial – Cuisine Solutions  Dana Confection Co  Evo Bistro  The Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club – Garnier Thiebaut – Ici Urban Bistro at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square – Lebanese Taverna - Panorama Baking Company LLC – Patisserie Poupon Bakery – Ris DC – Stratford University – Silver Spoon Caterers – The Ritz-Carlton – Vinifrance Imports. and MORE to Come!

We have prepared an amazing musical program provided by a New Orleans' premier band: Don Vappie and his creole jazz quintet... followed by a DJ to make everyone dance the nightaway!


The evening will be spiced up with amazing online and silent auctions and the traditional Tombola... offering many exciting excursions to New-Orleans, Paris, NYC, Washington DC and more. Discover Bastille Day Online Auction here

Let's celebrate together the exceptional bond between our two countries, and remember that the entry of the United States in WW1 commemorated this year, also brought a new type of sound, a new type of music to France. Since New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and holds the title of the most francophone of the US cities, we will highlight this amazing city on the eve of its 300th birthday! 


Bastille Day 2017 is organized under the patronage of his Excellency Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States; he will express his gratitude to our sponsors and benefactors during the VIP pre-reception at 6:30 PM. Benefactor tickets also include complimentary valet parking.

Bastille Day is the annual fundraiser for the Comité Tricolore. All proceeds from this evening will help to sustain its charitable mission throughout the year.

Stay in touch by following the Comité Tricolore's Facebook Page. We thank you for your patience.

Check out previous year's pictures: Bastille Day 2014 and 2015and 2016.

We thank our partners and sponsors: the  2018 NOLA FoundationAir FranceThalesEDF Inc. and La Maison Francaise for their support.

Sponsorship opportunities available – contact

$80 of Regular Tickets and $125 of Benefactor's Tickets Purchased are Tax Deductible.


DRESS: Cocktail Attire

ID & AGE REQUIREMENTS: Please bring a valid ID for security check-in. In accordance with federal legislation consumption of alcoholic beverages, this event is only opened to guests over 21 years of age.

SECURITY / CHECK-IN: Please print your tickets and have your ID in hand when you arrive; this will assist us in expediting check in. All tickets will be scanned, following an ID/security check. If you would like to conserve paper, our scanners will be able to read the QR code on your iPhone or Android device. No backpacks allowed. Backpacks, luggage, large bags and purses, bottles, blunt objects or tear gas, fireworks of any kind, or guns and arms of any kind, bike or motorcycle helmets and all animals are prohibited from entering the premises. Those entering with these materials will not be permitted entrance on site.

To ensure the highest level of security for all participants, Benefactor (VIP) guests must arrive at the embassy starting at 6:00 PM with a government issued ID in hand for each guest. Again, General Admission begins at 7:30 pm. All guests must have their own government issued ID and ticket confirmation sent via email, albeit VIP or General Admission (GA).

TRANSPORT/PARKING OPTIONS: If driving, street parking will be available on Reservoir Road and throughout the surrounding neighborhoods. There is also a pay lot located across the street at Georgetown University Hospital. Valet parking will be included for Benefactors tickets and available for a fee for others.
If using public transportation, the D6 Metro Bus drops off directly in front of the Embassy of France.

No parking is available on the embassy premises.

SEATING: Limited seating will be available.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that all ticket sales are final. Refunds will not be available, with the exception of event cancellation.