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Bastille Day – Cuisine & Maillot Jaune - A Gastronomic Tour de France

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

Warm up for a gastronomic Tour de France! 

Our annual celebration of Bastille Day is back! 
On Friday, July 12, follow the gourmet steps of the mythic bicycle race - starting in Brussels, Belgium and ending in Paris, France. 

Join the peloton to France by tasting a selection from the best local chefs, participating in our silent auction filled with wonderful items, and sipping a glass of wine in the patio while listening to live music.

We will soon announce our wonderful participants and sponsors for this new edition! 

VIP's tickets include an exclusive access at 6:30PM to the reception, meet & greet with the chef, and valet parking as well as a tote bag customized for the event.

Open Bar until 10PM , then cash bar. 

Dress Code: Cocktail Attire

During the event, you will be able to bid on our amazing items from our online and silent auctions.
The online auction is be live on June 12th - one month before the event!

Bring back home a souvenir of the event with a beautiful tote bag made specially for the event (you can order them when you check out on eventbrite!) 


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

Stay in touch by following the Comité Tricolore's Facebook Page

Check out previous years' pictures: Bastille Day 2014 and 201520162017 and 2018.

Sponsorship opportunities available – contact 

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

Design: David Boissière 

Thank you to our Sponsors

A link to the Online auction is HERE


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 6:30 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 Benefactor's 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.