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Le Renault French Festival 2022

Returning for the first time since the COVID outbreak, this year's festival promises two delicious days of Champagne, cheese, croissants and plenty of French fun.
By Sarah Templeton
May 17, 2022
By Sarah Templeton
May 17, 2022

Le Renault French Festival, the brainchild of the team from local French bistro Le Chef, is finally returning for its fourth edition after being cancelled during the COVID-19 outbreak. Set to once again take over Shed 10 for two days in June, this year's festival promises delicious eats and drinks, language classes, music and short film screenings.

Running from 9am-10pm Saturday, June 11 and 9am-4pm on Sunday, June 12, the festival is sure to provide you with plenty of joie de vivre, whether you're a French ex-pat wanting a taste of all things home or just a lover of the chic European city.

Have your breakfast 'à la française' with coffee and a croissant, enjoy a glass of wine from the motherland while stocking up on bottles for home, discover the world's less tiring sport, soak up an ever-rotating collection of French short films, or sit back and listen to local music — they really have it all covered. Food offerings from previous years have included pastries, crêpes, fresh baguettes, escargot, macarons and all sorts of other French delicacies.

The jewel in the crown each year is, of course, the One Night In France dining event, which this year will see 700 people hosted by Veuve du Vernay for a delicious five-course dinner on the Friday evening before the festival.

Entry tickets to the festival cost $18 for adults, $5 for those aged 10-18 and are free for under-fives.

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