Celebrate the most famous date in the Gallic calendar with fine wine, food and music
Joyeux Quatorze Juillet! This year, Alliance Française's Bastille Day celebrations will take over North Melbourne's Meat Market. The event will be an excuse to celebrate the best of French culture, from the excellent food and wine, to the Gallic nation's film and art.
Part of the Meat Market will be turned into a French marketplace filled with vendors peddling the best French cheeses, crepes and of course, pastries. Look out for French bakeries Gontran Cherrier and Choukette, cheesy raclette from Frencheese, and sweet treats from Pop-up Crepes and Chooh La La. Vendors will also be showcasing French-made goods, offer travel options for your next getaway or language lessons so you can brush up on your French.
Ticketed food and wine masterclasses will also run over the weekend for a crash course on French cuisine from producers and artisans. If you're a film buff, make the most of four film screenings to take place at the festival, will feature classics like Le Chat du Rabbin (The Rabbi's Cat, 2011) and L'Homme de Rio (The Man from Rio, 1964).
Other events to celebrate July 14 will be kids activities, an art exhibition and live music from local performers.