Let’s celebrate Bastille Day 2021 [fr]


Consul General Vincent Hommeril’s message

On the occasion of the French National Day, Mr. Vincent HOMMERIL, Consul General of France in Atlanta issued a message to French and American people in the U.S. Southeast.

Bastille Day - Ideas and Resources:

Events in our region

Here is a list of events organized by the Alliances françaises in the U.S. Southeast and their partners:

- Online

- Georgia

- North Carolina

  • Charlotte
    Celebration of l’Association Solidaire des Français de l’Etranger - Charlotte
    Rosie’s Coffee & Wine Garden
    July 14
  • Raleigh
    Dinner in White
    July 10 at 6:00p.m.
    Organized by La Maison de France (L’école - French School of Raleigh, French-American Chamber of Commerce – Carolines, La French Tech et L’Alliance Française)

- Tennessee

If you know of other events, please send us an email

French food and products

Discover the French food and other products offered by the restaurants, sweet shops and other businesses in our region. Certain restaurants propose special "14 juillet" menus!

You can consult our list of French restaurants and businesses here.

Bon appétit !



Are you an aspiring chef? Try out our favorite "Frenchy" recipes and let us know what you think:

- Pain perdu (Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs)

- Traditional Bread (Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs)

- Summer Bean Salad (Taste France Magazine)

- Watermelon Mojito Cocktail (Taste France Magazine)

Vive la Liberté ! Arrival of a new Statue of Liberty

Relive the transatlantic voyage of the Statue of Liberty’s « little sister». On July 4th, the three-meter bronze statue was displayed on Ellis Island in New York before heading to its final destination at the French Ambassador’s Residence in Washington, DC on July 14th. It celebrates the most central value of the French-American partnership: Freedom.

To learn more, visit the website of the Embassy of France in the United States


Photo: Inauguration ceremony at Ellis Island, New York (© C. Cornuat - Embassy of France in the U.S.)

Bastille Day Guestbook

JPEGThe Bastille Day Guestbook of the Embassy of France in the United States is open until July 14. Take a moment to add your message: a wish for a happy July 14th or an expression of support for the solidarity initiatives that have flourished throughout France and the United States.

Video: (Re)Discovering France

- "#ExploreFrance : What Really Matters", a video by France.fr

- Planning a trip to France? Visit our official tourism website, France.fr, for destination inspiration.

FrancoFiles podcast: The storming of the Bastille

JPEGDiscover the little-known story of the storming of the Bastille, as presented by the historian Gary Girod during an episode of the French Embassy’s podcast FrancoFiles.

Click here to listen to the epidsode

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité !

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Last modified on 19/07/2021

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