If you can’t sneak away from the office to sip rosé and pastis, play pétanque and eat crêpes on “Quatorze Juillet” for the French Independence Day, celebrate a little early at Bar Tabac in Boerum Hill. This Sunday, July 12, find yourself at the bistro’s 14th annual Bastille Day fête, where 72 teams compete on the pétanque sand courts along Smith Street. As the Django Reinhardt music, smoky tendrils of andouille sausage, and French conversations fill the air, you’ll feel like you’re in some small village in the south of France.
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The co-founder and editor-at-large at offMetro, Lauren is a sustainable travel specialist and freelance journalist with frequent bylines in National Geographic, Bicycling Magazine and Shape. Follow Lauren’s adventures at @laurenmati.