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Le Festival - Brisbane French Festival 2018

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Enjoy the wonders of France in your own back yard

Join in Le Festival and celebrate with Brisbane's Francophile community as they share their passion and pride in all things French with all comers. Le Festival is coming to Southbank on the Cultural Forecourt (in front of QPAC's Lyric Theatre) at the following times:
Friday, 6 July from 5.00pm to 10.00pm;
Saturday, 7 July from 9.00am to 11.00pm; and
Sunday, 8 July from 9.00am to 6.00pm.

Entry is by ticket and there are several options available to get yours. You can buy a one-day ticket or, if you would like to fully immerse yourself in the French culture, the 3-day pass will be sure to satisfy your excitement.

Act now and follow this link to buy your ticket online and save 50% off the price at the gate. These prices are:
3-day pass: $15.00; and
Day pass: $5.00 per day.

Be quick, because after the first 1,000 online tickets are sold the normal price range will apply. Full and gate prices are:
3-day passes are not available at the gates;
Day pass: $10.00 per day;
Students and Concessions: $5.00 per day; and
Children 12 and under are FREE.
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Photo by: Ange Costes Photography


Be amazed at how a not-for-profit association run entirely by passionate volunteers can provide such a wonderful experience over three days for the price. Brisbane's Le Festival is the largest French Festival in Australia and provides offers a unique rendezvous where you and your friends will soak up and experience a broad range of French culture.

So come and be among the more than 40 000 registered visitors, volunteers and marketers that make this such a delightful event.

Feel the fun of the timeless savoir-faire in which every Le Festival has been immersed since they began. Stroll among the stalls showcasing a diverse range of music, food, education and lifestyle 'à la française'.


You can start planning your visits to Le Festival, and the exhibitors you must see beforehand. Follow this French Market link to organise how you can enjoy the very best France has to offer. A word of warning though, with over 70 stalls you will need some good walking shoes.

And what would a festival be without entertainment? From the Daft Punk duo to can-can girls, gypsy jazz and Polynesian dancers the heart and soul of France will come to life on our entertainment stage. For when and where you can catch your favourite performances follow this link to see the entirety of Le Festival's entertainments (Remember to check the programme closer to time for all the acts and their timings.).

Should you be a lover of French cuisine, La Festival's partner, Le Cordon Bleu, is presenting masterclasses of French fashion, food, wine, cheese, Champagne and perfume. You're bound to learn something new to enhance your next dinner party.

Even the littlies have not been left out. Le Canson Mini-Festival or Children's Village will celebrate all that is French for the young. Le Canson Mini-Festival has something for all young people including fun activities where everyone is a winner, interactive entertainment and much, much more. This festival boasts two days of fun packed events making an unforgettable French experience for the les enfants.


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What a wonderful way to spend a winter's weekend. Roaming Southbank picking and choosing from the variety of decadent gourmet food, traditional French beverages and, of course, beautiful French fashion. You'll be able to organise French language courses for you and your children, meet the members of French groups and associations and, to those with itchy feet you will be amazed at the sensational travel packages on offer.

And finally, if you would like the opportunity to help out this wonderful venture then you can apply to join the volunteers. Le Festival is a not-for-profit association organised and run entirely by volunteers and they need your help at this time. When you become a part of the team you receive:
Le Festival's Volunteer T-Shirt (which have now become collectables);
FREE entry to the event;
A French Baguette sandwich with cheese;
A bottle of exquisite French pure Evian water and, most of all;
A lot of recognition along with a big hug.

NB: You don't have to speak French to volunteer.

For more information check out Le Festival'sweb page or Facebook page or follow the fun on Instagram or Twitter. Otherwise you can call Cathy or Julien, the Event Coordinators, on 0405 590 075 or complete the contact form via this link.
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Why? It's never been so easy and cheap to spend a weekend in France
When: Commences at 5.00pm Friday, 6 July until 6.00pm Sunday, 8 July, 2018.
Phone: 0405 590 075
Where: Cultural Forecourt, QPAC, Southbanbk, Brisbane
Cost: $5 per day; Children 12 and under are FREE
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