Bastille Day Recipes (Or Everyday French Recipes You Can Make!)

Happy Bastille Day! Otherwise know as the first day of the storming of the Bastille, an important turning point in the French Revolution.

La Fête nationale (Bastille Day) is celebrated in France and around the world with many festivities including dinner parties and fireworks. The holiday is important because shortly after the storming of the Bastille, feudalism was abolished in France. Although we may not understand the context in which the hold is celebrated, it is a fun holiday for French around the world.

To celebrate this weekend, here are some French inspired recipes you can try!


French Recipes for Bastille Day | The Petite Bijou


Coq Au Vin

Pommes Dauphinoise

Beef Bourguignon

Chicken au Champagne

Vichyssoise Galette

French Poutage

Croque Monsieur

Salad Lyonnaise

Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tartine with Fig Jam

Homemade French Bread



Cherry Clafoutis

French Classic Crepes

French Apple Tarte

Tarte Au Citron

French Almond Cake

Lemon-Raspberry Madeleines

Raspberry Beignets

Mille Feuille

French Almond Croissants

Galette des Rois (New Year Favorite)


Are you going to try any of these delicious recipes? I have made quite a few of them (and love them) and have not made some. I can’t wait to personally try and bake my own french bread. That would be amazing for a picnic or dinner with friends. What recipes do you think you will try?

If you like posts about french style, food, and culture, check out some of my posts below! Enjoy!

French Food Culture 101

How To Wear Scarves Like The French

How To French-ify Your Outfit

How To Spot A French Woman In The Wild

How To Incorporate French Culture Into Your Daily Life

French Living Inspired Books You Need To Read


Are you liking these french posts? If you are, leave me a comment letting me know!

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The Petite Bijou is an online destination featuring wholesome yet sophisticated living and styling tips for women. The site is run by the family and friends of survivor, lifestyle influencer, and writer Mariam, who passed away in the summer of 2020.  Mariam also hosted The Bijou Show, a self help podcast.

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  1. Audrey wrote:

    Love this idea! I’ve always wanted to visit Paris but haven’t gotten there.

    Posted 2.25.20 Reply