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Bastille Day 2013 : A prestigious event

On Friday, July 12, from 7pm to Midnight, the Embassy of France will welcome Washingtonians to Comité Tricolore’s spectacular annual Bastille Day celebration. Chefs from the most prestigious area restaurants will offer a buffet of mouth-watering creations! Throughout the evening, patrons will revel in an intoxicating mix of live jazz music, while enjoying cocktails served from the open bars and perusing the luxurious items in the one-of-a-kind silent auction!

 The cuisine

Thanks to the traditions of each region in France, its diverse and refined cuisine is a major contributor to precious shared moments and lasting friendships. Come savor a delectable buffet of mouth-watering creations — both classic French dishes and modern twists — with some of Washington’s most renowned chefs. This Parisian celebration will also include authentic French pastries and an open bar of French wine, spirits and bubbly.

Participating restaurants

2941 Restaurant – Bastille Restaurant – Bistro La Bonne – Bistrot Lepic – Cafe du Parc at Willard Intercontinental – Central Michel Richard – Chez Billy – Ici Urban Bistro at Sofitel Lafayette Square – Le Mediterranean Bistro – Moorenko’s Ice Cream – Panorama Baking Company – Pâtisserie Poupon – Paul USA Inc. – Petits Plats – Ris Restaurant –  Ronald Reagan International Trade Center - Silver Spoon – The Ritz-Carlton - and many more to come…

And Vinifrance Imports Inc for wine & Grey Goose Vodka for cocktails !

The Music

Enjoy the evening’s musical program, featuring great musicians who will perform inside and outside the Embassy.

We are pleased to welcome: Bitter Dose Combo ; Jazz Duo – Alicia Hetzner and Vince Evans ; Kamel Zennia Band and Swing Guitars DC.

The Bastille Day Auctions

Silent Auction: a tempting range of gifts will be available for guests to bid on the night of the event.

Online Auction: numerous luxurious vacation packages to locations around the world (e.g. Paris, Marseille, Normandy, New York City, Washington D.C., Hawaii, the Caribbean, and more…) will be available online, opening on June 28 at Bastille-Day/OnlineAuction

The Bastille Day Gala will benefit the Comité Tricolore’s charitable endeavors . All donations are 100% tax deductible.

The Raffle

First prize: a chance to win a round trip for two to Paris or Marseille on Air France operated flights.
Second prize: luxury beauty treatments basket and certificate from Dessange Paris Salon and Spa.
Tickets: $10 each or 3 for $20
Drawing at 10 PM the night of the Bastille Day event - July 12


The  Venue

La Maison Francaise is located at the Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Rd., NW, Washington, DC 20007.

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If driving, street parking will be available on Reservoir Road and throughout the surrounding neighborhoods. Also, there is a pay lot located across the street at Georgetown University Hospital.

If using public transportation, the D6 Metro Bus drops off directly in front of the Embassy of France.

Forget the hassles that come with driving or public transportation and try Uber, a convenient on-demand car service, accessible with your iPhone or Android device. (