What is Bastille Day?

The French National Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille, a medieval fortress and prison in Paris, on July 14, 1789. The Fête de la Fédération which celebrated the unity of the French people on July 14, 1790 is since then a celebration held throughout France every year.


Picnic, music & movie at Lycée Français! Come with your friends and family from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. and celebrate with us. Come picnic on the lawn and join us for an evening of family friendly entertainment: pétanque, waiters’ race, photoBooth, movie screening, live music by DJ Maxime Bonnard… and more

Enter the Raffle and win a Chicago-Paris round trip ticket for two.

Enter to win two round-trip Economy class tickets (to be used as one set pair) on Air France operated flights between Chicago and Paris, France, free French classes at the Alliance Française de Chicago, 2-night stay at the Sofitel... and more

The drawing will take place at 7:45 p.m.

1 round trip Chicago-Paris for two on Air France.

1 Two-nights stay at the Sofitel Chicago.

1 Pair of Tickets to 360 Chicago Observation Deck

1 Summer Camp week.

Two prizes of art books.

8 week French course, family membership, cine-passes

A private tour for 8 people

Four Tickets to a Chicago Fire Game

Bastille Day Chicago is a non profit organization and is organized by a group of volunteers giving their time to make this event happen. The only financial support we receive is yours. Help us make it happen and donate today. Any amount helps. Thank you.

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