Bastille Day 2015 – Lafayette returns to America


JOIN US FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL EVENING! Bastille Day 2015 will celebrate “Lafayette returns to America” and the spirit of freedom the United States and France have shared, and owed to one another, for the last two centuries.


On Friday, July 10, the Embassy of France will welcome Washingtonians to the Comité Tricolore’s spectacular annual Bastille Day celebration!


In 1780, the French frigate the Hermione carried the Marquis de Lafayette to America, where he played a pivotal role in America’s bid for independence. This summer, an authentic recreation of the Hermione will sail to the U.S. — and to celebrate the spirit of freedom, a very special Bastille Day event at the French Embassy will transport you and your guests to a supremely elegant and romantic 18th century grand soirée!

Period entertainment — both music and dancing — will enchant you… you’ll meet costumed contemporaries of Lafayette as you sample exquisite fare from some of Washington’s finest restaurants, hotels and pastry shops… and the evening ends with a fast-forward to the present as a DJ invites you to dance the night away!