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.

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!
The evening will be spiced up with amazing auctions (both online and silent) and the traditional Tombola… offering many exciting excursions to New-Orleans, Paris, NY city, Washington and more.
New Orleans Fun and Food would not be complete without 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 night away!.

The evening 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 include complimentary valet parking.

We thank our partners and sponsors:
the 2018 NOLA Foundation, Air France and La Maison Francaise for their support.


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Confirmed participants and supporters of the 2017 edition: 2941 Restaurant – Academie de Cuisine – Cafe Descartes – Cafe Du Parc, Willard Interncontinental Hotel – Capital Hilton – Central Michel Richard – Convivial – Dana Confection Co – Breakthru Beverages – The Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club – Garnier Thiebaut – Ici Urban Bistro at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square – Panorama Baking Company LLC – Patisserie Poupon Bakery – Ris DC – Stratford University – Silver Spoon Caterers – The Ritz-Carlton – Vinifrance Imports. and MORE to Come!.

Check out previous year’s pictures: Bastille Day 2016, 2015 & 2014 pictures.
Stay in touch and learn about the program for this exceptional evening while following the Comité Tricolore’s Facebook Page!


General Admission
Early Bird

(7:30pm entry)



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(7:30pm entry)



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Early Bird Benefector for
2 guests or more

1 ticket
Valet parking included
(6:30pm entry)


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2 tickets minimum
Valet parking included
(6:30pm entry)


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Proceeds from this evening will help to sustain the Comité Tricolore’s mission throughout the year. The Comité Tricolore is a registered not-for-profit association whose mission is to serve as a society for French and French-American organizations of the Washington, DC area to share ideas, develop relationships and promote French culture. All members are volunteers and profits raised are entirely dedicated to the Comité’s social deeds towards the less privileged.


We will also update this page with more detailed info. Thank you for your patience.If you would like to participate or sponsor this event, please contact event@comite-tricolore.com

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

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.

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).

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.

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