The fall of the medieval fortress, the Bastille, and the start of the French Revolution in 1789 is remembered each year in Los Angeles and that means it’s time for you to pencil this event into your July diary now for a time to let your hair down.
Local is best
Shoppers and foodies will be able to appreciate a whole lot of affordable festivities in the city over Bastille time. There are lots of fabulous restaurants with special offers and also special offerings such as happy hours and artists gracing these venues.
Cafe Stella is one with its open patio area and bar, while Bouchon Beverly Hills will be offering celebratory specials and a free glass of wine while you relax, unwind and indulge in food, drinks, and music.
The Bistango Restaurant always looks forward to its association with France and will be serving lunches and dinners with live entertainment and dancing in and around their garden patio.
Boheme Bastille day party
French edibles aren’t the only thing that this day of celebration is about and all kinds of revelry are to be expected.
There will be cultural programs, music concerts, raffles, fireworks, balls, fetes, and much more over two days of indoor and outdoor activities. Event planners are standing by to host fantastic parties at trendy venues.
From 6 pm to midnight
in the city of Angels, join the only Bastille Day party in town at La Boheme, 8400 Santa Monica Boulevard West Hollywood and get to see the famous French cancan dancers with the famous La Boheme menu available all night.
Beverly Center always honors Bastille Day and they are once again inviting Los Angeleno to join in with festivities at the Center.
There will be an afternoon of Cancan dance performances, a French ball game, live sketching and plenty of wines which will be the perfect accompaniment to French foods.
Those guests who do bring their French passports with them or who whisper the words ‘Bastille Day’ at the concierge desk at the Beverly Center will stand a chance to enjoy some additional treats and offers.
Lots of dining specials
There are a slew of French restaurants and bakeries around Los Angeles that will be showcasing their very best dining opportunities in iconic art and architecture while also offering lots of fabulous dining specials.
Not only are they great places to grab a taste of French cuisine, but they also offer lots of treats and snacks for you to take home with you. Choose from a wonderful cheese selection and take away sandwiches such as a Croque monsieur.
In the evenings, get to sit outside on the patio with a café au lait and French macarons. Pitchoun Restaurant too is a traditional French boulangerie, pâtisserie and café that offers a wonderful selection of pastries and sweets.
Normandie Bakery, too is throwing a huge party and between the live music, beers, French films, there are guaranteed to be special brunches and dinners and family-friendly activities at ridiculously affordable prices.