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So Frenchy, So Chic - Sydney

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by Janelle (subscribe)
I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
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A little bit of France could be found in Bicentennial Park Glebe on Saturday the 21st of January. Previous festivals have been held in Werribee Park, Victoria and St Johns College, Sydney. Bicentennial Park has lovely grassed areas, majestic Moreton bay fig trees, great views of Blackwattle Bay and is handy to public transport. The day was sunny and warm and early event goers placed their picnic blankets in the shade.

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So Frenchy So Chic (image from Facebook)

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Picnic in the park

As the afternoon wore on, the park filled with chic young things in floaty dresses wearing floral crowns. I loved sitting and socialising whilst listening to the music of artists such as Sophie Maurin and Bertrand Belin. There was not much dancing early on or many people close to the stage as it was far too hot.

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City views

The festival goers were a varied bunch of Francophiles including young families, older couples and partying groups. Many dressed to impress but most dressed for comfort, parasols, flowers and straw hats were popular accessories.

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Festival fun

Although there were free activities for children, the day could prove quite expensive if you chose to purchase food, drinks and merchandise on top of the ticket price.

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The cheese hamper

The cheese hamper for two cost $32 and unfortunately did not look anyone near as good as on the website. It had three types of cheese, quince paste, strawberries, grapes, a crusty baguette and lavosh crackers. In hindsight, it would have been better to bring our own picnic or buy some of the well priced French delicacies.

So Frenchy So Chic had a lovely chilled vibe and was a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon. I think it would be better in Autumn or Spring as January in Sydney is too hot to spend that length of time outside.
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Why? To have a cultural experience without getting on a plane
When: 2:30pm - 10:00pm on 21/1/17 (Gates open at 1pm)
Phone: Bookings at ticketmaster
Where: Bicentennial Park, Glebe, NSW
Cost: $90 (children under 13 free)
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Janelle I like your article but most of all I appreciate your honesty in it :)
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