Bastille Day French Festival 2017
Bring out your tricoloured tops for Melbourne’s third Bastille Day festival.
July 05, 2017
Missed the boat for getting to Paris for Bastille Day? Fear not, as Melbourne is making up for it with a full weekend festival of all things French.
Of course, basking in the sweet sounds of the piano accordion whilst nibbling on cheese and pastries is a weekend well spent, but Bastille Day is about more than just gorging yourself on croissants — it marks the beginning of the French revolution and the unity of the people. And now, 225 years après la revolution, we can celebrate our love affair with French culture, as North Melbourne's Meat Market becomes a beacon of entertainment, films, live music, food and wine.
The main event requires an entry fee of just $2, but grab a ticket for a pastry, wine or cheese masterclass. Or to the theatre to catch a performance from Melbourne French Theatre or a selection of French films. Most importantly, there will be a French food market with fondue from Milk the Cow, croissants from Gontran Cherrier and goodies from Frencheese, among others. We're sure you'll have a béret good time.
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