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Bastille Day French Festival 2016 - FREE Entry

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Celebrate 'la fęte national' at the Bastille Day French Festival 2016!

This FREE cultural event will take place at the State Library Victoria on the weekend of the 16th and 17th July 2016.

Following the success of last's year inaugural event, this year's festival will once again showcase the very best of French culture, entertainment and cuisine in and around the State Library Victoria.

The 2016 program is filled to the brim with a range of exciting and interactive events, choose from:

  • Informative and engaging conferences on Explorers and Pioneers in French Oceania, French Explorers, the French Revolution and the Terres Australie, Tourism in New Caledonia, Biodynamic Wines, Pairing Food and Wine, Variable Technology on the Highway and Buying a Property in France

  • Culinary masterclasses focusing on French wine, cheese and charcuterie

  • A Melbourne French Theatre performance with English subtitles

  • Live music by La Compaņia - The Renaissance Band

  • Two Exhibitions: The Australia of the French Explorers and Close Encounters by Nicola Dickson

  • Best of French Cinema film screenings and much more!

    In addition to the program of events, there will be a wide range of stalls offering traditional French favourites, from freshly baked croissants and pastries, delicious raclette, hearty saucisson and sweet and savoury crepes, to handmade caramels and pralines, French inspired condiments and of course a variety of cheese and wine to take home! There will also be stalls offering French inspired homewares, giftware and jewellery.

    All are welcome to immerse themselves in the rich and diverse culture of France at the annual Bastille Day French Festival 2016. Come along with your friends and family and see, taste and discover the best of France in the heart of Melbourne City.

    More events and activities will be unveiled closer to the event date; for the very latest head to the official website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

    Images appear courtesy of the Bastille Day French Festival 2016 Facebook profile.

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    When: 16 & 17 July 2016
    Where: State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000
    Cost: This is a free event
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