Sofitel D.C. Bastille Day 2024 Guide

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France celebrates its Fete Nationale Francois, aka Bastille Day, on July 14.  It commemorates the storming of the Bastille, a prison in France which was the start of the French Revolution.  France’s National Day is celebrated in France and in cities around the world.  

Celebrate Bastille Day with a festive and luxurious afternoon tea experience.  This will be happening on Sunday, July 14, 2024, at the Opaline Bar & Brasserie in the Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette Square.   Enjoy a selection of delicious pastries, savory bites and fine teas, all in a setting with an ambiance of French elegance and charm.

Bastille Day Afternoon Tea Menu


  • Strawberry Mousse with strawberry 6 ways
  • Blueberry and Coconut Cheesecake with coconut ganache and white chocolate
  • Rose Petal & Pistachio Tea Cake with white chocolate and pistachio
  • Mille Feuille with pastry cream and white chocolate glaze
  • Cherry and Blueberry Scones with lemon curd and cherry preserves


  • Brie Tartelette with blueberry and marcona almond
  • Devilled Eggs with smoked trout roe
  • Foie Gras Mousse with puff pastry and pistachio
  • Egg Salad with potato silver dollar roll
  • BLT with silver dollar roll
  • Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese with sesame silver dollar roll

Pricing is $89 per person.

Opaline Bar & Brasserie

Chefs Kevin Laili, Jaime Gonzalez and Sal Torres have crafted a menu that showcases their creativity and expertise.  Opaline Bar & Brasserie blends traditional French flavors and techniques with innovative culinary approaches.  Their team of talented chefs were trained in the art of French gastronomy.  Complementing your meal is an extensive wine list featuring a selection of French vintages.  

The Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette Square

The Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette Square is a French inspired Art Deco hotel just a short walk away from the country’s most iconic landmarks.  Relax in the luxury of your city view suite or with champagne on the brasserie terrace.

Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette Square has year round special offers that can help you save money on your stay.  You can find the offers here.