Organized by the New York French Community in partnership with many prominent French organizations, this third edition of BEST OF FRANCE (formerly Taste of France) will take place in the heart of New York City, with hundreds of thousands of visitors expected. This year, BEST OF FRANCE will feature a large array of French production and ingenuity to promote France in New York. You will be able to live many unique experiences while walking around BEST OF FRANCE. The event will feature Fashion, Beauty, Tourism, Lifestyle, Le French Tech Village, Gastronomy, Art, Culture, Technology, Children and a program of on-stage performances .

Can I attend the event even if I am not French or do not speak French?

Of course! BEST OF FRANCE is first and foremost targeted to the New York and American public, French-speaking or not. Everyone is welcome!
BEST OF FRANCE also celebrates the unique and centuries long Franco-American friendship that unites both countries.

What happens if it rains?

BEST OF FRANCE will go on rain or shine. For inquiries regarding tickets and event information: Please email us at Visitor@BestofFrance.org


BEST OF FRANCE 2015 will take place in Times Square. Detailed location coming soon.

Public Transportation

Getting to, from, and around Times Square is easy with public transit!

By Subway

    • 42nd Street, Port Authority (8th Avenue): A, C, E
    • 50th Street (8th Avenue): C, E
    • 42nd Street, Times Square (Connects to 42nd Street, Port Authority): N, Q, R, 1, 2, 3, 7, S
    • 50th Street (Broadway): 1, 2, 3
    • 49th Street (7th Avenue): N, Q, R

By Bus

M20, M16, M104, M7

Visit www.mta.info for more information


Taxis run frequently through Times Square.


Parking garages are available around the area, but we highly recommend you use Public Transportation or taxis to come to BEST OF FRANCE (find more on www.nyc.bestparking.com)

Hours of Operation

SATURDAY, September 26, 10am – 8pm.

SUNDAY, September 27, 10am – 7pm.

Do I have to pay to get into the event?

Entrance to BEST OF FRANCE is TOTALLY FREE. A few special events will require either a paid entrance or a personal invitation.

How do I find my way around the event?
BEST OF FRANCE Guides will be handed out at each entrance on Times Square.

Children are more than welcome! In fact, there is a special interactive play area dedicated to kids of all ages.


BEST OF FRANCE is pet friendly as long as your pet is friendly and on a leash.

Smile! You are being Photographed and Recorded at BEST OF FRANCE

By entering the BEST OF FRANCE event area and immediate surroundings, you agree to be filmed, photographed or recorded and the use thereof for commercial, marketing or promotional purposes in any manner or media. Pictures and videos from the event may be posted on the different screens of the event, on the website at BestofFrance.org as well as on the different social medias such as, but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat…

What you may or may not bring into the event:

Large bags are subject to search when you enter the event. Please read the following list carefully. This list is not exhaustive and the show management reserves the right to extend it as it sees fit.

What is not allowed:

Weapons of any kind, fireworks or explosives, illegal substances, alcohol, radios, instruments or devices that disturb others, laser pointers, tents, items for vending, unapproved and unauthorized vendors, bicycle riding, skateboarding, rollerblading, scooters or other personal motorized vehicles. Motorized wheelchairs and personal mobility scooters are welcome, of course.

What you may bring in:
Non-glass water bottles containing water or juices only.

Your appetite and desire to discover new facets of France.

Medical Emergencies

A dedicated Emergency Medical Service (EMS) crew will be on site for the duration of the BEST OF FRANCE event.
In case of an emergency, if no EMS is available, please call 911.

Lost & Found

If you have lost or found something during the event, please go to the BEST OF FRANCE Information booth.


There will not be public restrooms on the Show Site.

Free Wi-Fi is available in the area.

Just look for “Visitor Center Free WiFi” and connect!

Will I have access to neighboring restaurants?

You will still have access to all restaurants and local businesses over the weekend, like any other regular day.

Will alcoholic beverages be available?

Alcohol will be served in designated areas. Only guests with an over 21 bracelet will be allowed to drink alcoholic beverages (bracelets are available with proof of a valid ID).