All posts tagged: french

Paris to Provence

Want to travel to France the last weekend of November? Good choice, as Christmas markets are booming during this period. Your ID will never be ready on time, “Dommage, mais c’est la vie” as we said in the “langue de Molière”. Except if you drive to the Como House and Garden. Upon arrival process to the cashier and get your ticket… no ID required…, and let the magical Paris to Provence comes to you. Each year in November the Como House and Garden transforms into a whimsical French popup village for three days and puts together more than 70 stalls and exhibitors representing everything French in Melbourne, ranging from French food, travel and tourism, children activities, boutique, brocante, lifestyle and furthermore. If you love France and its culture come along to polish your French skills, network with other Frenchies, watch, touch, smell and taste all that embodies France and be immersed in a vibrant and lively French village atmosphere. This year, the festival will honour Coco Chanel with a unique exhibition in Como House’s Boudoir, Grand …

Celebrate Bastille Day in Melbourne

Celebrate France’s national day at  the Bastille Day French Festival with a weekend filled with French food and culture. Now entering it’s second year, the festival will once again offer a taste of France to Melbournians. Snack on the very best French food and goods displayed in a wide variety of stalls and be entertained by live entertainment, conferences, movie screenings and children’s activities. There’ll also be cheese and wine masterclasses, or our pick of the festival  a Champagne & French Pastries Masterclass. When: July 16 – July 17 Where: State Library of Victoria Visit the Bastille Day website.

French Christmas Market

Melbourne’s one and only French Christmas Market is almost here! This weekend, Alliance Française de Melbourne will be transformed into a European market showcasing the very best French products, food, wine, music and offer a range of free and ‘gold coin donation’ activities, face painting, balloon entertainer, children’s games, photo booth, French language classes plus more. It’s a free family-friendly event, so bring the little ones When: 5 December – 6 December Where: Alliance Française de Melbourne, 51 Grey St Kilda Visit the website here

French Festival

Paris to Provence

The annual extravagant Paris to Provence French Festival  returns to the Como Historic House this November for it’s sixth year. Immerse yourself in a whimsical French pop-up village for 3 days showcasing the beauty and elegance of the French culture. Recreating a French marketplace, the Como Historic House will be tranformed into a lively French village filled with stalls of French Chefs, cultural activities, the finest French food and wine, roaming performers, French music, ballet and art classes, and a French Photography contest & exhibition. To top it all off, there will  even be a French bulldogs dress-up party. If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting the French countryside (or are longing for a return), the Paris to Provence Festival will inspire you to book that one way ticket. When: November 20 -22 Where: Como Historic House Visit the website here.  Win a double pass to Paris to Provence. Visit our Facebook or Instagram for all the details. Want to find out more about what’s happening in Melbourne? Sign up to the We Know Melbourne mailing list …

Bastille Day

Bastille Day in Melbourne

Vive Le France! If there’s three things the French are famous for, it’s their delicious cheeses, wines and fabulous food. That’s why we suggest you celebrate Bastille Day this Tuesday, because it would be wrong not to rejoice in their culinary delights. Here are the top French events around town for Bastille Day. Bon appetit! South Melbourne Markets: Celebrate Bastille day with French food, wine entertainment and more. Dishes will include: Beef Bourguignon, French Onion Soup, Crepes, Cheese Fondue, Cassoulet and Blue Cheese Gozleme. Bistro Vue: If you’ve got a bit more money to spend, then you’ll want to go to Bistro Vue who are celebrating with not just Bastille Day but Bastille Week. Dine on a 3 course French menu lunch for $70 or a Bastille Day 4 course dinner with matched wines for $165. Belleville Melbourne: Dine on traditional dishes and desserts and dance arm-in-arm to french group, Swinging Rendez-Vous. Shifty Chevre: Shifty Chevre’s French chefs are putting together a special menu including a glass of wine on arrival, an entree, a main and, …