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Don't miss Bastille Day Festival with all things French
The annual Bastille Day French Festival brings together the French-Australian community. This is to celebrate the French National Day called Bastille Day. The event is now in its fifth year and it is always a bright and authentic festival of all things French. Why not bring a little bit of French summer to the Melbourne winter.
It will be on Friday 12th July from 4.00 pm to 10.00 pm and Saturday 13th July from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm at Melbourne Federation Square.
There will be a huge variety of Melbourne-based French businesses and associations who are very keen on French culture, food, history, and literature.
The Bastille Day French Festival has a wide-ranging cultural program which brings a taste of French culture to Melbourne. It includes some great live music and performances, informative conferences about the history and culture of France, masterclasses where visitors can learn all about French food, wine and culture, and a fabulous French market selling and sampling a variety of French food and wine.
There will also be French arts and crafts, an art exhibition featuring the best local French artists, some classic French movies with English subtitles, and a fashion show featuring classic French clothing as well as modern designers. Children have not been forgotten and there is an area for the children called Les Petit Francophiles. And don't forget there will be a Saturday night Bastille Day Ball and much more!
Bastille Day French Festival will be held in Federation Square. Here you can warm up at the festival of all things French. The actual French Winter Market will be full of joie de vivre with over forty of Melbourne's best French food stalls being there. They will be selling warming glasses of mulled wine, pastries, saucissons, cheese and champagne.
And if you are still cold after all that you can dance to the live music program. There will be DJs and of course, can can dancers to amuse the crowds. You can see the Tour de France highlights and fencing. You can also take a tour to learn about French history and savoir-faire or take in a tour of Melbourne's secret French roots.