Menu Provençal from the best D.C. area French Chefs
The Menu Provençal encompasses many of the flavors from the region.
And, of course, the champagne and wine list will delight you and enhance all courses!
An auction catering to every taste
A Silent Auction on the night of the event:
You will enjoy live entertainment as you stroll the Embassy and tented areas, dance, and be able to bid on our Silent Auction with special items reserved just for the evening.
SAVE THE DATE: An Online Auction with exclusive items, vacations and activities!
Starting on May 1st, check out our online auction full of some truly amazing items.
This special occasion is our only large fundraising event of the year and we need it to be a great success in order to carry on our charitable mission.
Social responsibility is at the heart of our commitment.
In collaboration with the French Consulate, we reach out and help those most in need in our local communities.
Every month we give support to individuals and families in extremely difficult situations: some with disabled children, others with severe emotional or financial distress who have nowhere else to turn.
These monthly checks help to make a difference in their everyday lives and allows them to get through difficult times with dignity and hope.
The Comité Tricolore (Tricolore Committee) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Bastille Day sponsors
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Increase your visibility on the Red Carpet and display your logo on our "Step and Repeat" to maximize your impact! Contact: Eve Chauchard:President@comite-tricolore.org
Did You Know: La Bastille - Hub of French Culture
The story of the Bastille is one way of understanding the political and cultural history of France over many centuries.
Some of France’s most distinguished figures have been held there: from philosophers such as Montaigne and Voltaire, political figures such as Nicolas Fouquet, literary heroes such as the man in the Iron Mask, and even the Marquis de Sade!
Many of you have probably had the opportunity of seeing the key to the Bastille door in the front hallway of Mount Vernon. Lafayette received it upon becoming head of the Paris National Guard and sent it to George Washington in 1790.
"Voir midi à sa porte" To each their own
From Babylon to Egypt, from the Greeks to the Romans and up to fairly recent times, the use of sundials allowed each household to tell the time, each on its own.
Since these sundials were often home made, the precision was less than accurate so what you might have thought was noon for you could very well have been a quarter to twelve for your next door neighbor.
The French expression "voir midi à sa porte" now figuratively means to look at something from your own point of view, and by extension consider that your opinion is more exact than anyone else’s.