Cool Places to Celebrate Bastille Day in DFW

Looking to celebrate Bastille Day in Dallas?

Just 10 days following Independence Day in the United States is the 14th of July or as we call it, Bastille Day. Bastille Day is the French National Holiday that celebrates the storming of the Bastille—a military fortress and prison—on July 14, 1789, an uprising that helped usher in the French Revolution.

I had the chance to celebrate Bastille Day in Paris, back in 2006 when I was backpacking through Europe with my girlfriends. And this year, my husband and I will be in France for La Fête Nationale! I can’t wait.

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If you ever get the chance to be in France for Bastille Day or “le 14 juillet” as they call it, you’re in for a treat. But if international travel isn’t in the cards, you can celebrate Bastille Day in DFW at one of the great French restaurants in the area or a special Bastille Day event.

Bastille Day Events in DFW

Spend the afternoon down in the Bishop Arts District. There are so many cute shops and delicious restaurants. Plus, the Bishop Arts District hosts Bastille on Bishop. Bastille on Bishop is an annual festival in the heart of the Bishop Arts District that celebrates Oak Cliff’s unique French roots. 5–10pm on July 14, 2022.

A Taste of Paris Bastille Day French Picnic Baskets | Celebrate Bastille Day with a custom-made picnic basket by A Taste of Paris, a McKinney-based French food blogger offering food and wine excursions to Paris as well as cooking classes in McKinney.

Bastille Day Dallas | Celebrate the French holiday and enjoy amazing food and drinks at this family-friendly event. Presented by Dallas International School and the French-American Chamber of Commerce. Starting at 11am on July 16, 2022, at 6039 Churchill Way, Dallas, TX 75230.

Bastilled Day Dallas French baguette and wine

Now, if you want a taste of France, but can’t actually hop on a plane at a moment’s notice, then check out these French restaurants right here in Collin County as well as in greater DFW! I’ve been to Edith’s French Bistro and the food is wonderful. It hits the spot.

French Restaurants in Collin County

Toulouse | Legacy West | 7301 Windrose Ave. Suite C150, Plano, TX 75024

Edith’s French Bistro | The Boardwalk at Granite Park | 5864 TX-121, Plano, TX 75024

Mignon Plano | 4005 Preston Rd. Ste. 518, Plano, TX 75093

French Restaurants in Dallas

Lavendou Bistro Provincial | 19009 Preston Rd #200, Dallas, TX 75252

Cadot Restaurant | 18111 Preston Rd. Ste. 120, Dallas, TX 75252

Boulevardier | 408 N Bishop Ave. #108, Dallas, TX 75208

Rise Souffle | 5360 W Lovers Ln. #220, Dallas, TX 75209

Mercat Bistro | 2550 Harry Hines Blvd., Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201 – offering special Bastille Day Celebration dinner

If you’re like me and occasionally crave a crepe with Nutella and bananas (my fave!), then you should definitely check out the creperies in Collin County.

Creperies in Collin County

Creperies in Collin County

T-Swirl Crepe | 9292 Warren Pkwy. #240, Frisco, TX 75035

La Crepe des Rois | Allen Premium Outlets, 820 W Stacy Rd., Allen, TX 75013

Cracked & Crepe | 27379 E University Dr. #100, Aubrey, TX 76227

Frogg Coffee Bar & Creperie | 832 Watters Creek Blvd., Allen, TX 75013

Salomay | Coffee/Wine/Crepes | 5121 Collin McKinney Pkwy. #100, McKinney, TX 75070

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Catie is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, went to college in San Diego, and moved to North Texas after getting married in 2009. They have lived in Collin County since 2017 and welcomed their son to the world in 2018. She likes to call herself a "naptime entrepreneur" working during her toddler's naps as a personal branding photographer - creating visual content and branded images for creative entrepreneurs and small business owners. In her limited spare time, you'll find her reading a mix of fiction, parenting, and business books, daydreaming about traveling to Europe, giving some attention to their dachshund named Kevin, and watching classics on Disney+ with her husband.

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