bastille day

Célébrez Bastille Day in Jersey City


Two hundred and thirty years after the storming of the Bastille, Bastille Day remains a symbol and celebration of liberty not just in France, but worldwide. So, it is only natural that Jersey City, a diverse city with breathtaking views of Lady Liberty, celebrates Bastille Day! The French American Academy is proud to be hosting this annual event for all ages.

If you love French wines, food and music than this is an event you don’t want to miss! It’s not every day (in New Jersey) you can indulge in authentic French escargot, savory crepes, cheeses and macarons all in one place while listening to live music. You’ll feel like you’re in the streets of Paris!

3rd Street will be lined with food and beverage booths, a stage for live music performances and high top tables to sit and enjoy your delicious French cuisine. The event is free but you can also purchase VIP Club tickets which includes champagne and cheese tasting while watching Tour de France.


Some participating restaurants in Jersey City are:


Choc O Pain – Their chocolate croissants are to die for!

Madame Claude – Authentic French food, live gypsy jazz and great cocktails!

Atlas – A favorite on Newark Ave for happy hour and live music.

La Cote – Great pasta dishes for dinner and they also serve brunch.

Ateliers du Chocolate – Perfect place to pick up delicious chocolates and truffles for a loved one.


Bastille Day Festival

The French American Academy

209 3rd Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302


Choc O Pain

530 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 435-2462


Madame Claude

390 4th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 876-8800


La Cote

199 Warren St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 433-6639


Ateliers du Chocolate

321 Marin Blvd Suite #8, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 332-9220


Check Out These French Restaurants for Bastille Day Near Your Beacon Apartment


Whether you hail right from Paris or you just enjoy a hot croissant fresh from the oven, there’s no reason not to celebrate Bastille Day when it comes around on July 14 – it’s the French version of the Fourth of July!

If you want to celebrate Bastille Day just like the French do, then check out these delicious French eateries near your Beacon apartment for an authentic experience that doesn’t require a plane ride.

Satis Bistro, located at 212 Washington St, Jersey City which is eight minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a rustic-chic eatery serving European fare like charcuterie, seasonal entrees and wine, with a patio.

This upscale eatery is nothing like those stuffy French restaurants you’ve imagined – instead, Satis Bistro offers French cuisine with a modern twist where you’ll feel like you can be yourself and enjoy your meal. This is the perfect spot for Bastille Day!

Choc•O•Pain French Bakery and Café, located at 530 Jersey Ave, Jersey City which is seven minutes from your Beacon apartment, is guided by a passion for simple traditional French food, in combination with a strong belief that cooking should be based on using only the highest quality and freshest, local-when-possible ingredients.

Choc·o·Pain brings an old-fashioned “corner store” charm to the café, with a small but carefully curated assortment of hard-to-find French specialty items and cooking ingredients as well such as French candies and artisanal chocolate, spices, mustards, salts, French sugar cubes, local Honey and Alain Milliat jams.


Satis Bistro

212 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 435-5151


Choc•O•Pain French Bakery and Café

530 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 435-2462