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Bastille Festival

Bastille Festival

The Bastille Festival is a celebration of the French National Day, which takes place each year around July 14th.

The festivities usually occur around this date, and the event is well attended by the French community, as well as locals.

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The official venue and event slogan changes annually, but it’s not uncommon to see the French flag proudly displayed in many areas in the Sydney CBD.

Festival-goers look forward to the abundance of French cuisine, wine, and cheese during the festival, which is organized by the Alliance Francaise de Sydney. There are dozens of gastronomic delights to partake of, including wine bars, beer gardens, champagne, French craft beer, ciders, rose, cheese tasting, raclette, French onion soup, gnocchis, tipple, and more.

Expect only authentic French food found in over a hundred stalls, so it’s no surprise that foodies and Francophiles alike flock to the event for its culinary aspect. After all, food is an integral part of French culture.

The event features French shops and vendors as well, selling a wide range of gifts and souvenirs such as artisanal creations, olive oil, jewellery from Paris, table cloths, art prints, French knives, furniture, candles, foie gras, crepes, waffles, and saucisson.

Cabarets, circus acts, DJs, French film screenings, live music, and street performances add to the vibrant atmosphere throughout the Bastille Day Celebration – making it a true fusion of food, art, and music while immersing yourself in another culture without leaving home.

Since the festivities offer a wide range of food and experiences to try, it’s recommended to plan your trip ahead of time. The event venues are accessible by boat, bus, train, and foot; but with so much to see, you’ll want to have an itinerary to make the most out of your Bastille Day Celebration.

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