Vive La France! Where To Celebrate Bastille Day In The Hamptons

by BRITTA LOFGREN · July 14, 2010

Ah, Bastille Day...that holiday that Americans celebrate to soothe the let-down from the 4th of July.  Well we're fans of anything that gives us an excuse to party on a Wednesday, so we say throw on your best beret, grab your Bocce set, and head to these Francophile favorites.





Navy Beach

This beachside Montauk resto/bar has quickly become a go-to when any sort of international celebrating is in store.  Making a splash with their World Cup viewing parties, they've now moved on to Bastille Day as their next excuse for party.  With Petanque (aka "Bocce" for all you non-cultured types) on the beach, and pitchers of St. Germain sangria for only $40, we say "veuillez oui" to this one!

Navy Beach: 16 Navy Road, Montauk, NY



Is Montauk a little too far to trek for a holiday that's not even American?  Well, here's an option in a more central location.  As we've previously expressed, we love Pierre's. Classy and upscale in a way only the French can pull off, Pierre's hosts every element necessary for embracing your inner Frenchy- fresh croissants, mimosas and bellinis, and a menu full of delicious French/New American dishes.  All that's missing is you with your St. James top and fake French accent. Merrrrrrrci!

Pierre's: 2648 Main Street, Bridgehampton

Sunset Beach

Andre Balazs' Shelter Island destination is the perfect place to get your Euro fix in the Hamptons.  With Rose flowing, Baudelaire quotes on the wall, and even French Bulldogs roaming the property, this place definitely meets the French-ness quota necessary to warrant our Bastille Day partying.  But Bastille-rs beware, this beachside bar may not be your cup of tea if this rainy weather continues.

Sunset Beach: 35 Shore Road, Shelter Island


Well, there you have it, our top picks for Bastille Day celebrations in the Hamptons. Now get out there and practice your French conversational skills...oui, oui!

[Photo 1 via ICRA, Photo 2 via Explore LI]