Celebrate Bastille Day around Sydney!
Mums & Bubs
Bastille Day is the name given in English speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on 14 July each year.
In France, it is formally called La Fête Nationale (the National Celebration) and commonly Le quatorze juillet (the fourteenth of July). The French National Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille on the 14 July 1789.
It is now a universally acknowledged day of remembrance, and a time not only to commemorate but also to celebrate! So here are some fun and Frenchy events going on around Sydney to get your family in the Bastille Day Spirit on July 14…
<!—BLEU, BLANC, ROUGE (BBR) FESTIVAL – July 10-12
This outdoor festival is a unique free gathering and one of the biggest French events in Australia held in heart of Sydney’s CBD. BBR brings a dazzling mix of flavours, aromas, colours and sounds inspired by the French spirit and style. It is also a vibrant salute to Bastille Day! Over the three days it will be all about food, wine, music and cultural activities. Delicious speciality food from macarons to chocolates to mouthwatering savoury offerings together with a tempting range of French wines will be available throughout the Festival. Hands-on cooking masterclasses by famous Chefs, spectacular free live concerts, open air cinema screenings, cabaret shows, and a famous French DJ will be spinning the beats on Saturday night for Sydney’s funkiest dance party at “le bal du quatorze juillet”. Fore more information click ”http://bbrfestival.com.au/" target="_blank">here.
NORTH SYDNEY MARKET - July 11
Don your best blue and white-striped outfit to celebrate all things French at North Sydney Market on July 11th! Whether you fancy a game of Petanque or prefer to sit back and listen to ‘oh so chic’ French music with a pain au chocolat and coffee in hand there is something for everyone this Bastille Day market.
This French inspired market will offer boutique home wares, jewellery and the latest French fashion. Sensational French flavours are on offer with saucisson, pate, French wine, hot French onion soup, terrine, cassoulet, pate, rillette and of course baguettes et frommage. Mini Monets can enjoy free painting all day using the scenic backdrop of the park to find their ‘inner impressionist’. There will also be a Best-Dressed Competition with a French Basket from 2 Duck Trading full of delicious hamper goodies as the major prize. For more information click here.—>
BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION AT THE ARGYLE in THE ROCKS - July 14
Join a fantastic night of French music, Cancan, drinks and food at the Argyle in the Rocks and celebrate the French National Day in style! The Bastille Day Celebration at the Argyle, in the historic precinct of the Rocks in Sydney is back for its fifth consecutive year. This event is celebrating the French National Day in style and gathers both the French community and the Sydney Francophiles. Click HERE for more info.
MAX DUPAIN PARIS PRIVATE SERIES at THE ART GALLERY OF NSW – until 31st August
Max Dupain (1911–92) is one of the leading figures of 20th-century Australian photography. The group of 21 photographs in his Paris ‘private’ series was taken when he travelled to Paris in 1978 with architect Harry Seidler to photograph the Australian Embassy, designed by Seidler. The series consists of transcendent photographs of Paris, so head to the Art Gallery of NSW and travel back in time with Max Dupain in Paris to celebrate this Bastille Day! For more information click here.
For any kids wanting to learn French you’ll find some wonderful French Schools and French language classes for kids on ellaslist.
Have fun on Bastille Day!
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