While many of us are still recovering from the Fourth Of July, our friends over in France are gearing up to celebrate Bastille Day on July 14. In French, it is formally called La Fête Nationale (French National Day) and marks the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution.
But just because we are across the pond, doesn’t mean we can’t get in on the French fun. So dust off your Parisian dancing shoes, don your favorite beret and check out six spots in Los Angeles going all out with Bastille Day parties. Oui Oui!
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Get ready for the largest and most festive Bastille Day event in Los Angeles, taking place at La Boheme in West Hollywood and produced by French Tuesdays for the third consecutive year. In the true spirit of French revolution, the program for the night will immerse you in a captivating blend of French and international DJ music. Prepare to be transported by the enchanting performances of the French Cancan dancers from Cabaret Versatile, accompanied by a talented singer who will set the stage aglow in the first part of the night. You will have a chance to practice or learn French with the team of Alliance Francaise of Los Angeles, who will have table for your convenience. You can also win a trip to Paris from L.A. thanks to French Bee the newest airline from the U.S. to France. Throughout the evening, you will have the option to indulge in a delightful seated dinner, available both indoors and outdoors. To make this experience even more enchanting, guests are encouraged to embrace the suggested dress code of blue, red, white, or any combination thereof.
When: Friday, July 14 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: La Boheme, 8400 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood@labohemeweho
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Bienvenue au Moulin Rouge! Le Petit Paris in DTLA is throwing a dazzling Bastille Day celebration. Sip your way through the night with an all-day happy hour starting at 5 p.m., as you soak up the vibrant atmosphere on the French Riviera patio, guided by the beats of a live DJ. Indulge in a sensational dinner with a show, featuring the restaurant’s exquisite regular menu starting at 8 p.m.. Then, be transported to the bohemian world of Montmartre, where passion and culinary mastery collide for a spectacular Moulin Rouge Cabaret Show with Cabaret Versatile.
When: Friday, July 14 at 5 p.m.
Where: Le Petit Paris, 418 S. Spring St., Los Angeles@lepetitparis_la
Get ready for an unforgettable evening of celebration and French elegance as BarLis of the Thompson Hollywood hotel commemorates Bastille Day. Immerse yourself in the spirit of French independence and revel in style on one of the most stunning rooftops in L.A.. With its breathtaking view of the sunset, this is the perfect setting for a night filled with merriment. Prepare to be dazzled by captivating performances from burlesque dancers and French Cancan dancers, who will transport you to the heart of Parisian cabaret. BarLis’ talented French DJ will keep the beats alive before, after and in between performances, while enchanting French singers will serenade you with their melodic tunes. General admission is free.
When: Friday, July 14 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: BarLis at the Thompson Hotel Hollywood, 1541 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles@barlisla
Deux parties in one! In addition to Bastille Day, LouLou in Santa Monica will be celebrating its first anniversary on July 14 with its opulent “Bal de Versailles.” Be dressed to impress the King as the night will feature red carpet entertainment, live performance from the French singer Chloé Perrier and her band, DJs, stilts performers, Cancan dancers, and much more. The rooftop restaurant & lounge will also be offering a mouthwatering pre-fix menu for $75 featuring French dishes such as Petrossian Royal Osetra Caviar with crème fraiche on potato blini as an amuse bouche, Burgundy escargots, Duck à l’orange, Bouillabaisse Dessert Chocolate fondant and more.
When: Friday, July 14 at 6 p.m.
Where: LouLou, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica@loulousantamonica
Malibu’s favorite French-American family-run restaurant, Nicolas Eatery is welcoming guests to “Le Bar” for a festive evening filled with cocktails, wine, champagne and delectable food stations. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of this treś chic cocktail party-style event.
When: Friday, July 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Nicolas Eatery, 22333 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu@nicolaseatery
Down in The O.C., Roquette Cafe & Bistro will be toasting to 245 years of French-American friendship with a Parisian Soirée. Upon your arrival, you’ll be greeted with a Kir Royal before Chef Samuel Geffroy whips up a magnifique Bastille Day Feast. Revel in authentic French hors d’oeuvres, desserts, salads, charcuterie, and cheese and enjoy a complimentary glass of handpicked wine, additional drinks from the cash bar, and water for hydration. The party, presented by Frenchly Yours, will also feature a solo performance by Tamar Figotin, whose voice will whisk you away to the romantic streets of Paris. After dinner, ignite your spirit on the dance floor as DJ Djemel Chergui spins an irresistible blend of timeless classics and modern hits.
Where: Roquette Cafe & Bistro, 201 Sandpointe Ave., Santa Ana@roquetteoc
When: Saturday, July 15 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.