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Barely July 4th barbecues digested, here we must prepare for the petanque tournaments of 14. As every year, a lot of festivities will take place for "Bastille Day" in Los Angeles. Overview.

At the Sofitel
French Tuesdays organizes the most blue-white-red evening of the year, Sunday, July 14 at 6pm at the Sofitel. On the menu this year: French Cancan, live music with a French DJ, two tickets for Paris to win, and dress code in the colors of our flag. This evening is organized in partnership with French Morning, Alliance Française of Los Angeles, BNP Paribas Bank of the West and XL Airways. Sofitel, 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles

At Caudalie Spa
Before the official date, you will be able to celebrate Bastille Day at the Caudalie Spa in Los Angeles. It organizes Thursday, July 11, from 4 to 8pm, a "Parisian" evening. On the program: facials, glasses of rosé and French sweets. Caudalie Boutique Spa, 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard, # 1905, Los Angeles. Free.

At Loupiotte
The new French address of Los Feliz will not miss the opportunity. Loupiotte will propose a special day, which will go through the plate (menu at 40 dollars, with a cup of crémant, eggs mayonnaise, quiche, cheese and chocolate mousse), the game with a delirious "French Quiz", and the party with a dancing ball starting at 6pm – in Joinville Guinguette mode. Guests are invited to dress in blue-white-red, the restaurant team will lead by example. Loupiotte Kitchen, 1726 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles.

At Belle Vie
From 6 to 9pm, Sunday, July 14, the Belle Vie Bistro in West Hollywood wants to remind the expats of childhood, be it the firefighters' ball or village parties. The chef will prepare mussels and chips, charcuterie and crepes suzette (menu 45 euros). There will also be live music. Belle Vie, 11916 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles.

The little Paris
Since its opening, the Petit Paris in Downtown celebrates Bastille Day with a "happy hour" (including a glass of wine and a deli meal for $ 24), between 4:30 and 7:30 pm. This year, the musical atmosphere will be provided by Joanna Rose (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm). Le Petit Paris, 418 South Spring Street, Los Angeles.

At the French Festival Santa Barbara
To catch your eyes, go to Santa Barbara on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July (from 11am to 7pm). The 31st edition of the French Festival is full of surprises with folk dancers (from Polynesian dance to French Cancan, passing by Tango), concerts and other entertainments (like a canine cavalcade and a drag queens show) . Under the trees of Oak Park, it will be good to stroll while enjoying a crepe and a glass of wine or by participating in a game of petanque. French festival, Oak Park, 300 W. Alamar Avenue, Santa Barbara. Free admission.

At Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories
The Santa Monica Cooking School will be involved in "Bastille Day". French dishes will be taught, such as traditional desserts such as tarte tatin and chocolate mousse (10am), macaroons (2pm), fruit pies (2:30 pm) and mussels (5:30 pm). At table ! Gourmet School of Sweets & Savories, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica.

At Coffee Boys
The concept store-wine bar Boys Coffee will get you into the atmosphere of July 14th. In the establishment of Thomas Choulot and Sofian Ketfi, located under the glass roof of the Spring Arcade Building in Downtown, rosé will flow at a "bottomless pink". You can choose between two options: 25 dollars to enjoy between 8 and 10pm, or 50 dollars to get drunk between 11am and 10pm. Coffee Boys, 541 S Spring St # 114, Los Angeles.

At Pitchoun Bakery
At Pitchoun, the atmosphere will be blue-white-red on Sunday, July 14th. As every year, the bakery and pastry shop (located in Downtown and Beverly Grove) concocts many special products for the occasion: eclairs, croissants and macaroons tricolor, as well as a special tarte tatin … Pitchoun, 545 S Olive St, Los Angeles; and 8500 Beverly Blvd # 103, Los Angeles.

Chez Liaison Restaurant
Who says Sunday, says brunch. In Hollywood, the Liaison Restaurant celebrates July 14 with a "No Jealousy brunch", from 1:30 pm. Do not forget to wear a beret and a sailor for the occasion. Liaison, 1638 Las Palmas Avenue North, Los Angeles

At HI Hostelling International Santa Monica
To pay tribute to France, we must honor its gastronomy. That's what HI Hostelling International offers in Santa Monica with Cooking as a Second Language class. Sunday, July 14, from 2 to 5pm, young Americans will be invited to cook French dishes with Chef Nathalie, before sharing them at the table. Los Angeles Santa Monica Hostel, 1436 2nd Street, Santa Monica. Free.

At Heritage Fine Wines
A national treasure will also be honored this Sunday, from 3pm at Heritage Fine Wines, which organizes a Tour de France wines. The place invites the curious to travel in the most beautiful regions of France, enjoying six different wines accompanied by a platter of cheese-charcuterie. Heritage Gourmet Food & Wines, 467 North Canon Drive, Suite 101, Beverly Hills. Price: 20 dollars.


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