All posts tagged: french festival

Bastille Day French Festival 2018

Back for its fourth year, winner of the 2017 Award for Contribution to Multiculturalism by a Corporation, this popular festival brings together all the major French-Australian associations and businesses in Victoria to celebrate the best of French culture and its national day. Calling Francophones and Francophiles of all ages, our program ensures there is something for everyone. Held under the iconic arches of the heritage-listed North Melbourne Meat Market, the festival will be hosting movie screenings, an art exhibition, talks, masterclasses, live performances and a kid’s corner. Navigate the stalls and taste our selection of delicious food and drink: whether its pastries, raclette cheese, snails, wine, beer, crepes or macarons. There will also be a raffle with some sensational prizes to be won thanks to event sponsors. Tickets are $10 or 3 for 20$, and can be purchased on-site or online before the draw on the 15th July at 4:45pm. Prizes include: Paris for two on Singapore Airlines with 5 nights accomodation in Sofitel Paris Baltimore Tour Eiffel hotel New Caledonia for two on Aircalin …

Paris to Provence Festival

Paris to Provence

Immerse yourself in a vibrant and lively French village atmosphere at the Paris to Provence Festival. Now in it’s 8th massive year, the festival returns once again to the beautiful gardens of the National Trust’s iconic Como House and Garden in South Yarra. Soak up the culture, French food and champagne, festivities and activities that are sure to rival any bustling French village. From the moment you pass the historic wrought iron gates of National Trust property, Como House and Garden, you will feel transported to your favourite French memory as the delicious aroma of French culinary delights float past, and the sights and sounds immerse you in the lively buzz of the popup French village. Browse through 75 French exhibitors, selling everything from homewares, wines and fashion or pick through the stalls selling delicious French food. After you’ve full to the brim of scrumptious French food, sit down to a masterclass from fourth generation boulanger (baker) Gontran Cherrier. Finally for all the bachelors and bachelerottes there’ll be a Singles French speed dating soiree where you can meet the dreamy love of your …

So Frenchy So Chic in the Park

Last Sunday, the We Know Melbourne team escaped Melbourne for So Frenchy So Chic in the Park. Set in the beautiful gardens of Werribee Park, the day was filled with plenty of sunshine, cocktails, French music and plenty of joie de vivre. The park was filled with plenty of  umbrellas (for the much needed shade on the 31 degree day), food and drinks stalls, a Kerastase braid bar and gorgeous festival goers dressed so very chic. Of course, no French festival would be complete without plenty of parasols, champagne and cheese to purchase and proving most popular for the day the gelato and frozen yoghurt stall. The Lillet stall was by far our favourite and to cool off from the heat we couldn’t help but go back again and again for  the Rouge Obsession: Lillet Rouge, Capi Cranberry and a wedge of lime. The soundtrack to the festival included Moroccan singer, Hindi Zahra (our favourite), the twins from Brigitte, Lou Doillon (also a favourite) and Soviet Suprem to get the crowd dancing with their Balkan …