Bastille Day French Festival

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Croissants for Bastille Day
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Celebrate the most famous date in the Gallic calendar with fine wine, food and music

Joyeux Quatorze Juillet! This year, 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, crêpes and of course, pastries. Look out for pastries from Choukette and Gontran Cherrier, cheesy raclette from Frencheese, and sweet treats from Pop-up Crepes, Ganache 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 Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998).

Other events to celebrate July 14 will be kids' activities, an art exhibition and live music from local performers. 

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