New Orleans Bastille Day 2022 Travel Guide

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The storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, was the start of the French Revolution. The results were so profound that we’re still celebrating Bastille Day hundreds of years later.

If your heritage is French or if you are simply a Francophile, you’d probably like to celebrate French culture and cuisine on Bastille Day. And what better place to do that than in New Orleans! The Big Easy is proud of its French heritage and loves to celebrate it!

Alliance Francais de la Nouvelle Orleans

Celebrate the French national holiday at the Alliance Francais de la Nouvelle Orleans on July 14, 2022.

Dress like the French stereotype to get a free drink ticket at the door. A beret meets the requirements if it is accompanied by another accessory. Mustaches will be accepted. Don’t wear stripes unless it’s la maniniere. That’s a short or long sleeve shirt with navy and white stripes.

Doors will open at 6 pm. From 7 pm to 9 pm, enjoy live music from Alexis & the Samurai. They are an indie-pop duo with a distinctive Louisiana flair.

Enjoy a French DJ set by DJ GAC between 9 pm and 10 pm.

Urban South Brewery and Happy Raptor Distilling will be providing the drinks. This is the first year for the champagne bar in the renovated library. Enjoy sweet and savory crepes from The French Stall.

There will be a silent auction. You can place your bids on tickets to an upcoming New Orleans Saints game, gift certificates to Cafe Degas and much more.

There will be a raffle for a gift basket filled with French goodies. Tickets will be $5. The winner will be chosen during the fete but you don’t have to be present to win.

This family friendly fete has a children’s area with games and activities.

Click here and book online and you can save $2 to $7.

Block Party

On Saturday, July 16, 2022, there will be a block party in the 3100 block of Ponce de Leon Street to celebrate Bastille Day, This is the 15th annual block party in New Orleans’ historic Faubourg St. John neighborhood.

The party will feature live music, costumes, art, games and more! Admission is free.

Discounted Hotels

If you’d like to celebrate Bastille Day in the Big Easy, you should consider the following hotels. They are offering discounted rates which will save you some money. Here are some of the best deals.

  • NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans 30% Discount
  • Hotel Vinache 25% Discount
  • The Mercantile Hotel New Orleans 23% Discount
  • Henry Howard Hotel 20% Discount
  • Blue60 Marigny Inn 18% Discount
  • Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Metairie New Orleans, LA 15% Discount
  • Omni Royal Orleans Hotel 15% Discount
  • Royal Sonesta New Orleans 15% Discount
  • Omni Riverfront Hotel 15% Discount
  • Sonesta ES Suites New Orleans Convention Center 15% Discount
  • Sonder at the Promenade 15% Discount
  • Hotel de la Monnaie 15% Discount
  • Club Wyndham Avenue Plaza 15% Discount
  • Sonder Gravier Place 15% Discount
  • Hilton New Orleans Airport 15% Discount
  • Virgin Hotels New Orleans 12% Discount
  • Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center 12% Discount
  • Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Downtown French Quarter Area, LA 12% Discount
  • The Pelham Hotel 12% Discount
  • Ashton’s Bed & Breakfast 11% Discount
  • Le Pavillon New Orleans 10% Discount
  • Selina Catahoula New Orleans 10% Discount
  • Sonesta ES Suites New Orleans 10% Discount
  • Boomtown Casino & Hotel New Orleans 10% Discount