Since 2017 The French American Academy has been promoting a French Week in Jersey City during the week preceding  Bastille Day.

In 2020, due to social distancing and many limitations put in place for good reasons we are not doing French Week in person. Instead The French American Academy is partnering with the French Consulate to promote #United for Bastille Day 2020. 

It is a week of French-style celebration to support together the French and Francophile community in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Bermuda.

In 2021 we will resume French Week as an opportunity to taste French food, wine, and drinks in several places, throughout Downtown Jersey City.

In 2021, the restaurants and cafes partners of French Week will host French Happy Hours during which a variety of food samples, cocktails and drinks will be served. Click below for the program.

French Flag Raising Ceremony

Free Admission

When: July 6th from 4PM to 6pm

Where: City Hall, 280 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

After the French Flag raising ceremony, a cocktail will be served with samples of foods offered by our partners and sponsors.

Atlas Restaurant

Where:  130 Newark Ave, Jersey City When: TBA.

Access to ATLAS

Atelier du Chocolat

Where: 321 Marin Blvd Suite #8, Jersey City When: TBA


La Côte

Where: 199 Warren St, Jersey City When: TBA

Access to LA COTE

Madame Claude Wine

Where: 234 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City When: TBA


Choc O Pain French Bakery and Café

Where: 530 Jersey Ave, Jersey City Where: 330-332 Palisade avenue, Jersey City When: TBA

Access to CHOC O PAIN

Vogue Café

Where: 177 York St, Jersey City When: TBA What : TBA

Access to VOGUE CAFE

Bastille Day

Where: 209 Third Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302 (Between Erie St. and Grove St.)

When: Saturday, July 11th from 11am to 6pm Click BASTILLE DAY for more information.