Bastille Day Brings Baguette Races, French Maids To The District

07/09/2013 05:19 pm ET | Updated Jul 09, 2013

Joyeux quatorze juillet!

Bastille Day commemorates the start of the French Revolution in 1789; today, France celebrates with parades, parachutists and parties.

New Yorkers may knock D.C. for its lack of "decent" pizza or subs, but one thing is sure: We have no shortage of great French restaurants.

From the French Embassy to Falls Church, here's a look at Bastille Day parties happening around the city:

D.C. Bastille Day Events

If you'd rather throw your own fête, we'll get you started with these recipes:

French Recipes