Starting Sunday, July 11th through Sunday, July 18, we challenged everyone in the greater Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma to participate in our Bastille Week Photo competition by discovering and supporting various French and francophone restaurants, vineyards, stores, businesses, associations, schools, and artists located in your own county and neighboring ones. There were great prizes to win!
How to Participate
Paticipants were asked to go online or visit your local French and Francophone restaurants, pastry shops, vineyards, stores, farmers markets vendors, and service providers such as hairdressers, travel agents, newsstands, schools, associations, food stores and others. They had to take a picture or video at the location using, eating, or drinking a product from that merchant and submit it to us. Check out our map on the app Mapstr for participating merchants that we have identified to make your Chasse au trésor - treasure hunt - easier!
The Mapstr map was available on July 10th at midnight, the kick-off of the week’s celebration. The map of participating vendors is still up on Mapstr! For more info on how to find, access, and use the map click here.
Take 2 photos at as many businesses visited and post to your personal social media accounts
1st photo - store location, in front of store or store interior
2nd photo - product purchased, you enjoying it!
Tag @bastilledaysf and the business visited on the post
Use #bastilleweeksf in caption
Note: If product is received via online purchase simply just post an image of the product or you enjoying it
Winners will be chosen based on the number of posts and visits they accomplished throughout the week.
We have several great prizes that will be awarded to the participants that visit and post images from the most Francophone businesses listed on our Mapstr. The goal is to help you discover as many new restaurants, artists, service providers and associations as possible throughout the week. Many of our participating businesses will also have special promotions going on that week to thank you for your involvement and for celebrating Bastille Day!
Two economy airline tickets from SFO to a complimentary Club Med 7-night land only vacation for two at one of the following resorts in Club Med North America:
At Club Med, it's all included. With a new level of luxury, innovative programs, upgraded accommodations, expert sports programs and international cuisine, we welcome you to share a new style of vacation. You may redeem this package for travel between August 1, 2021 to August 2, 2022. For more details and conditions, click here. Offered by Calparrio Travel Services and Club Med.
Discover the history of the French Quarter of San Francisco during the Gold Rush! During Bastille Week, our partners at San Francisco by Gilles and San Francisco City Guides are offering 4 virtual tours of the San Francisco French Quarter. The tours are conducted in French and English. You can check details of the virtual tours and register through the links below. The virtual tours are free to attend. SF City Guide appreciates any donation you can make.