14 Jul 2018 to 15 Jul 2018
Celebrating France’s grandest national day under the historical arches of the North Melbourne Market, Bastille Day French festival immerses its guests in French culture and experiences for a weekend.
The intense and authentic program has something to gather and light up the senses of Francophones and Francophiles of all ages.
Savour some vin chaud with raclette; admire street art created by French artists living and working in Melbourne; debate French history and culture; try your hand at the art of fencing; discover new bands; experience dining without one of your five senses ‘Dans Le Noir’; learn about French fashion through the ages as the NGV takes you behind the scenes of their collection; shop for delicious and handcrafted goods in Le Marché; watch classic French movies; learn how to speak the most beautiful language in the world; dare you try the delicious French delicacy that is escargot? The possibilities for discovery are endless.
And new to this year, party like a Parisian at a special Bastille Day Bal featuring incredible bands and DJs flown in especially from France, with the Australian premiere of Smokey Joe and the Kid who will be sure to set the dance floor alight.