Celebrate Bastille Day in New York

Francophiles looking for a little bit of joie de vivre in New York City won’t have to look far on Bastille Day. The holiday, July 14,  marks the French National Holiday commemorating the storming of the Bastille in 1789 at the beginning of the French Revolution. History lessons aside, for most people it’s another excuse to party, to gorge on French wine and cheese, and to celebrate French culture, food, music and art.

New York’s Bastille Day block party is one of the best celebrations of Bastille Day in the United States. Held on a Sunday, it is fun for kids and adults, who can play pétanque (a French lawn game), watch mimes and waiter races, and taste lots of French wine, beer and cheese. Raffles for prizes for trips to France, french dinners, French movie DVDs and French language classes will also be held.

If you’re headed to New York, for Bastille Day or otherwise, be sure to check out our listing of cheap hotels in New York. We can also help you find cheap flights to New York, which means more money in your pocket for enjoying the city, so you can eat your cake, and have it too.

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