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Kids in Adelaide Will Love the Bastille Day Family Event

Bastille Day is France's national day, celebrated on July 14 each year. It commemorates the start of the French Revolution when common people stormed the medieval Bastille fortress in protest at excessive taxation and poverty.

Like our national day, Bastille Day nowadays is largely an excuse to party - something the French have had much practice at. In Paris a huge military parade is held every year, showcasing their troops and aircraft. At the only parade I have seen it was hard to decide whether the soldiers in buses or the audience were more inebriated.

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Musee de l'Armee Exhibit

As French people have dispersed around the world local communities often hold their own celebrations, and in Adelaide the French Consulate has organised our very own Bastille Day celebrations at the South Australian Museum. As Bastille Day falls on a Monday this year, this family event here will be held on Sunday July 13.

Here in Adelaide we have a vibrant and active French community, with free things to do and a French Film Festival organised by Alliance Française d'Adelaïde. There is even a French Meetup group for people who wish to share enjoyment of the French language and culture.

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View of Paris From the Eiffel Tower

The French Christmas Market last year demonstrated how enthusiastic people in Adelaide are to share French cuisine, wines and traditions, so it's likely that the Bastille Day celebrations this year will be "le bomb".

Come along to enjoy French champagne, sample scrumptious canapes, and tap your toes to live French music at the museum. It's a family event, so kids are encouraged to come along dressed as either an explorer or a museum artifact and follow explorer François Péron on a voyage of discovery of plants, insects and mammals in the South Australian Museum.

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Bastille Day Poster

Entry for Bastille Day costs $20 per adult, and for children under 12 entry is free. You need to book online to ensure your place at the celebrations, so do it early to ensure you don't miss out. For more information see the French Consulate's website.
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When: 5pm - 7.30pm
Where: SA Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: $20 adults, children under 12 are free
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