Celebrate Bastille Day in Los Angeles

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Papilles bistro offers a three-course menu to celebrate Bastille Day.

Bastille Day falls on a Saturday this year, and Los Angeles Bastille Day celebrations continue all weekend long. Check out our Bastille Day roundup of the best places to celebrate all things French in Los Angeles.

Bastille Day Los Angeles Festival
July 15. Celebrate in the spirit of Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité with a Pétanque Tournament under the pine trees, Parisian waiters race, street performers, comedians, singers and artists, raffle, arts and crafts fair and French food, wines and gastronomic delights. Noon-8p.m. Bring cash, no atms on site. Kenneth Hahn SRA, 4100 S. La Cienega Blvd. bastilledaylosangeles.com

Fig & Olive Melrose Place
July 14. West Hollywood’s hotspot for French Riviera-inspired cuisine offers a three-course weekend brunch complete with a complementary cocktail, $8 cocktail and complementary Mediterranean tasting board specials from 6-8 p.m., new summer dinner menu and live music from resident DJ Julian Nolan, as well as festive red, white, and blue decorations. 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, 310.360.9100. figandolive.com

Papilles
July 14. The Beachwood Canyon bistro relishes in the art of French Bistro fare and Chef Tim has created a special three-course menu with highlights like French onion soup, moules frites, steak frites and chocolate mousse. $30/pp, $12 carafes of natural French wines are available as well. Seatings at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. 6221 Franklin Ave., L.A., 323.871.2026. papillesLA.com

Bouchon Bistro
July. 14. Sip a complimentary glass of Kir while you dine on traditional French country specials in the bistro. Stop by Bar Bouchon downstairs for an all-day happy hour that features $2 oysters and if that isn’t sweet enough, Bouchon Bakery offers buy-one-get-one-free tricolor macarons. 235 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 310.271.9910. bouchonbistro.com

Church & State Bistro
July 15. The Bastille Day party continues downtown on Sunday when Church & State offers assorted French sandwiches and raw bar with oysters, clams, crab, shrimp and accompaniments available throughout the day, while you sip on selection of French wines, artisan beers and new summer cocktails. Also, ball up for a game of Pétanque on the front porch. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 1850 Industrial St., downtown, 213.405.1434. churchandstatebistro.com

Comme Ca
July 14. At Chef David Myers’ West Hollywood French Bistro, celebrate over cocktail specials like like a pitcher of Rose Sangaree for $17.89 and French tapas like bleu cheese gougeres; tuna nicoise deviled eggs; oyster mushrooms, with brillat savarin crostini and a mache salad; PEI mussels with ale and andouille sausage; and a raw bar special of clams casino. 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. 8479 Melrose Ave., 323.782.1104. commecarestaurant.com

A.O.C. Restaurant and Wine Bar
July 14. Dine on a speical Bastille Night three-course prix fixe dinner of French classics by Suzanne Goin and prepared by Chef de Cuisine Lauren Herman, with desserts by Executive Pastry Chef Christina Olufson. Highlights include goat cheese tartine; AOC bouillabaisse with rock cod, halibut, mussels, clams and rouille; steak frites; trois fromages française with figs and walnuts and more. 6-10 p.m. 8022 3rd St., L.A., 323.653.6359. aocwinebar.com

Monsieur Marcel
July 14. Stop by for a luscious croque monsieur along with Kir Royale and Kir Normale specials, while relaxing to the tunes of a live accordion player at its Farmers Market location. Inside the market, Monsieur Marcel offers an array of everything French, from refreshing bottles of rosés to imported cheeses and our favorite selection of more than 30 types of gourmet mustard! 6333 W 3rd St., L.A., 323.939.7792. mrmarcel.com

P’tit Soleil
July 14. At his new Quebecois hideaway in Westwood, Luc Alarie celebrates a different side of French culture—one with a Canadian twist—that emphasizes Poutine. Celebrate over French fries smothered in gravy and adorned with cheese curds. What could be more festive? 1386 Westwood Blvd., L.A., 310.441.5384. soleilwestwood.com

La Poubelle Bistro
July 14. Franklin Village’s French outpost offers brunch, plenty of bubbly and Chef Johnny Zone’s signature Coq Au Vin. 323.465.0807. lapoubellebistro.com

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