Get Your French Fix in Los Angeles

July 9, 2012 11:00 AM

eiffel tower Get Your French Fix in Los Angeles


Bonjour! Bienvenue à Los Angeles! Are you a Francophile, or an French ex-pat ? Either way there are plenty of ways to fill your need for all that is French right here in greater Los Angeles! Make sure to visit Bastille Day celebration on July 15.
french bread Get Your French Fix in Los Angeles

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Bastille Day Los Angeles

Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
4100 South La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(323) 298-3660

Bastille Day is the French national holiday that celebrates independence and freedom and commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison on July 14, 1789. Angelenos will join in the celebration of Bastille Day and the spirit of Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité with French gastronomic delicacies and live entertainment.

Come join in the fun and experience a real Pétanque Tournament under the pine trees, a Parisian Waiters’ Race, French food, arts and crafts, and more. Tip: No ATM on site. Bring cash.

chloe Get Your French Fix in Los Angeles



8448 Melrose
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(323) 602-0000

Straight from the runways of Paris, Chloé introduced luxury prêt-à-porter to the masses 57 years ago and was the springboard for designers Karl Lagerfeld in 1966 and Stella McCartney in 1997. The boutique is nestled in a row of faux French chateau-style white bungalows on Melrose Ave. Joyeux achats (Happy shopping ) !

macarons Get Your French Fix in Los Angeles


The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories

The Market at Santa Monica Place
395 Santa Monica Place, STE 329
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Envision yourself sitting on the bank of the Seine lunching at a little bistro. Maybe you can’t be there today, but Chef Chris, Le Cordon Bleu graduate, will transport you there with this delicious Bistro class. Their most popular classes involve making the most delicate of Parisian cookies, the Macarons.

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Beverly Hills Lingual Institute

439 N Canon Dr, Ste 207
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 858-0717

If you love going to French restaurants and shopping in French boutiques wouldn’t it be more fun to speak the language as well? In a quick 8 weeks you can be speaking French like a true Parisian.

pain Get Your French Fix in Los Angeles


La Maison du Pain

5373 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 934-5858

La Maison du Pain is to Paris what Starbucks is to the US. It is a place to go and sit and relax and enjoy not only the amazing pastries and sandwiches (I highly recommend the Croque Madame) but also the ambiance.

vintageweave Get Your French Fix in Los Angeles


Vintageweave Interiors

7928 West Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 932-0451

If just visiting French spots is not enough for you, you can furnish your entire home with items directly shipped in from France. The owners travel to different areas of France throughout the year and ship their wares home to Los Angeles, the store is set up like a French Flea Market. I am certain you will find that something special for your home.

Adrienne Van Houten is a Glendale area blogger. She can be found blogging at Adrienne’s House hanging out, come on over and put your feet up.

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