Celebrate the Olympics with a Parisian Summer in ATL

With the Olympic Games in Paris just over a month away, it’s time to get in the spirit of all things French!

Looking to create your own Parisian summer here in Atlanta? We’ve got some great ways for you to do it…without the pricey plane ticket and overseas travel.

Celebrate the Olympics with a Parisian Summer in ATL
Courtesy of Little Sparrow

The Olympic Games in Paris will be taking place Friday, July 26 through Sunday, August 11. To get in the spirit of the Games, we’ve got some great spots that will make you feel like you’re in the City of Love…right here in the ATL.

Atlanta Restaurants with a Parisian Flair

Star Provisions
Next door and sister to MICHELIN-starred Bacchanalia, Star Provisions is a market and cafe that offers a curated selection of pastries, charcuteries, European cheese, and fresh baked breads…including pain de mie — making this a perfect one-stop-shop for all your on-theme picnic, backyard dinner, and watch party needs.

Address: 1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30318
Menu: Star Provisions Menu

Cooks & Soldiers’ Fêtes de Bayonne
On Sunday, July 14 (also Bastille Day), Cooks & Soldiers will throw their annual celebration of Fêtes de Bayonne – France’s largest festival honoring the Basque country. Expect live entertainment, traditional festival foods, French independence day specials & more. Festive attire (white clothing & a red bandana) is encouraged! Tickets are $55 for General Admission and $75 for VIP (link below).

Address: 691 14th Street NW Atlanta, GA 30318
Tickets: Cooks & Soldiers’ Fêtes de Bayonne tix

Little Sparrow
Little Sparrow is a French-inspired brasserie – named after French-singer Edith Piaf and located in Westside Provisions – will be sure to set the tone for the rest of the season. Think caviar, raclette service, poulet, bananas fosters soft serve – plus, their signature Le Petit Martini. Make a reservation out on their patio to get the full effect.

Address: 1198 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta 30318
Menu: Little Sparrow Menus

Bar Blanc
Partner in crime to Little Sparrow & located on the floor above, Bar Blanc is an intimate cocktail lounge & steak friterie that serves all the Parisian vibes you want. For $49.50 a person, enjoy a levain baguette, a crisp salade maison, steak frites – with unlimited frites, frites and more frites – inside and out on their patio. Walk-ins only.

Address: 1198 Howell Mill Road, No. 18, Atlanta 30318
Menu: Bar Blanc Drink Menu

Le Bilboquet
Reminiscent of a charming European square, Le Bilboquet is located at the center of The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the bistro and bar offers a vibrant atmosphere paired with simple, classic French cooking, bringing a slice of Parisian café culture to the Atlanta area. We think they have the best steak and frittes ever!

Address: 3027 Bolling Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 
Menu: Le Bilboquet Menus

Anis Cafe and Bistro
If you want to feel like you’ve just stepped into a French film, Anis Cafe and Bistro is for you. This casual French-inspired spot has sensational food and an atmosphere that cannot be beat.

Address: 2974 Grandview Avenue, NE Atlanta, GA 30305-3214
Menu: Anis Cafe and Bistro

Atlas Restaurant
Atlas has amazing food and an amazing art collection too. Located at the St. Regis Atlanta, you’ll find this venue adorned with an extraordinary collection of 20th-century modern art — making it feel like you’ve stepped into an art museum with really great food!  The gallery features artwork from The Lewis Collection, one of the largest private art collections in the world.

Address: 88 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta 30305
Menu: Atlas Menus
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More Ways to Channel France in Atlanta

  • Located in the heart of Atlanta, the Millennium Gate Museum is home to its own triumphal arch — which bears a striking resemblance to the Arc Du Triomphe found in Paris. You’ll also find a world-class boutique museum of Georgia history, and spectacular views from the Rooftop Conservatory.
  • Mac Lab Bakery & Cafe in Duluth has some of the freshest and tastiest macarons in the greater Atlanta area, coupled with coffee offerings from Batdorf & Bronson. Not only are the macarons delicious, they are absolutely beautiful too!
  • Visit Crepe Masters at the Peachtree Farmers Market, the Sandy Springs Farmers Market, or the Grant Park Farmers Market and enjoy some of the most delicious and unique crepes around!
  • Experience the magic of Le Jardin Français at their boutique at Westside Provisions District. This French floral boutique has some of the most gorgeous blooms around.
  • Make plans to visit Perrine’s Wine Shop…the original is the Westside location on Howell Mill Road and it’s our favorite! They sell French wine, but they also offer public tastings that feature champagne and more.
  • Catch a show at Atlanta-based Théâtre du Rêve (Theater of the Dream). This is a professional theater company that brings French language and Francophone culture to life on the American stage.
  • Check out the Atlanta-Toulouse Sister Cities Committee (ATSCC). The ATSCC’s mission is to establish friendships and promote cultural understanding between the people of Toulouse and Atlanta through citizens exchanges, educational programs and dynamic events.

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Celebrate the Olympics with a Parisian Summer in ATL