Comité Officiel the non-profit that organizes Bastille Day every year since 2016, will celebrate all that is French from July 11th through July 18th, 2021.

In partnership with the French businesses and organizations of the Bay area, and under the patronage of the Consul General of France, Frédéric Jung, the Comité Officiel has put together a free promotional week. 

During that week, all residents will be able to discover various French businesses, organizations, associations, schools, artists located in the greater Bay Area.

A photo contest for the public will be organized and prizes will be offered to those who visit the most businesses/institutions in their county or around the Bay Area. Businesses with e-commerce sites are eligible too.

The list of businesses will be made available through a Bastille Week map on Mapstr starting July 10th at midnight, the kick-off of the week’s celebration.

How to Participate

Go online or visit your local French and Francophone restaurants, pastry shops, vineyards, stores, farmers markets vendors, and service providers such as hairdressers, travel agents, newsstands, schools, associations, food stores, and others. Take a picture or video of yourself at the location using, eating, or drinking a product from that merchant and submit it to us. Check out the map on the app Mapstr for participating merchants that have been identified to make your Chasse au trésor – treasure hunt – easier!

How to Submit Your Photos

  • Follow @bastilledaysf on Instagram and Facebook
  • Take 2 photos of as many businesses visited and post them to your personal social media accounts
    • 1st photo – store location, in front of store or store interior
    • 2nd photo – your product purchased and you enjoy it!
  • Tag @bastilledaysf and the business visited on the post
  • Use #bastilleweeksf in the caption
  • Note: If the product is received via online purchase simply just post an image of the product or you enjoying it.

Winners will be chosen based on the number of posts and visits they accomplished throughout the week. 

bastille day 2021The Grand Prize offered by Calparrio Travel: Two economy airline tickets from SFO to a complimentary Club Med 7-night land-only vacation for two. Several other great prizes will be awarded to the participants that visit and post images of the most businesses listed on  Mapstr. The goal is to help you discover as many new restaurants, artists, service providers, and associations as possible throughout the week.

Many of the participating businesses will also have special promotions going on that week to thank you for your involvement and for celebrating Bastille Day!


Comité Officiel is a non-profit organization independent from the French Government, and it can only operate thanks to your generosity. Please donate to keep Bastille Day tradition thriving

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