Bastille Day Fête

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Bastille Day Fête
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Named the third best Bastille Day celebration in the world by, Bastille Day Fête celebrates the connection between Louisiana and France at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Now in its sixth year, the celebration will bring a joie de vivre to the people of New Orleans.

Bastille Day Fête is presented by the Alliance Française of New Orleans, the Consulate General of France in Louisiana, the French-American Chamber of Commerce- Gulf Coast Chapter, and the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. The celebration provides an opportunity for French and American families to celebrate France’s national holiday and the strong French heritage of Louisiana.

Activities will take place indoors only and will include music and dancing with the local Bon Bon Vivant swing band, a cooking demonstration by Café NOMA, guided gallery visits in French and English, numerous French-themed children’s activities and more. The event will also be an opportunity to say farewell to Consul General Grégor Trumel, who will leave his post in New Orleans this summer after three years of service. For a full list of Bastille Day celebrations in New Orleans, please visit

Activities include:

5–8 p.m. Art on the Spot à la française, Elevator Lobby (1st Floor)
6–7 p.m. Fire Truck Visit with New Orleans Fire Department
6 –7 p.m. Music by Bon Bon Vivant, Great Hall
Cooking Demo: “Farm to Table” with Cafe NOMA Culinary Curator and Napoleon House Executive Chef Chris Montero, Stern Auditorium
6:30–7:30 Docent-Guided Tour: Discovering 18th- and 19th-Century French Art at NOMA, Elevator Lobby (2nd Floor)
6:30–7:15 p.m. Mother Goose on the Loose Puppet Show, Lupin Foundation Decorative Arts Galleries (2nd Floor)
7 p.m. Welcome by Grégor Trumel, Consul General of France in New Orleans, Great Hall
7:15 p.m. Cancan Performance by Trixie Minx and Friends, Great Hall
7:30–8:15 Docent-Guided Tour: Exploring French Impressionism and Modern Art at NOMA, 2nd Floor
7:30–8:15 p.m. Music by Bon Bon Vivant, Great Hall
8:15 p.m. Cancan Performance by Trixie Minx and Friends, Great Hall
8:30–9 p.m. Music by Bon Bon Vivant, Great Hall
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By: New Orleans Museum of Art