We are thrilled to announce the Bastille Day French Festival will return to the Queen Victoria Market on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July this year.


In this family friendly event you will “voyage” to the heart of France. The market will be packed with local French-Australian businesses, mouth-watering French cuisine, dazzling artists and performers, a cultural program filled with Les Lumières talks, Walking Tours and masterclasses, right in the heart of the city!
We know you love the delicious scent of croissants floating through the air (and/or taste) and are eager to learn more about French culture so lock the date in your calendar!
If you can’t join us in person, we still have a fabulous online program with a range of live crosses to France, in conversations, musical delights and more!
À bientôt!! (see you soon)


13TH & 14 JULY 2024

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Terroir and Tradition – The Delights of the Victorian Countryside

Explore the rich French cheese making culture of the Victorian countryside with Long Paddock Cheese. Discover how their unique blend of French and Australian influences produces cheese which is the perfect blend of terroir and tradition. This is an inspiring story of how French savoir faire and Australian natural produce come together in Castlemaine, and of the team dedicated to sharing their passion and knowledge with the community.

This film is made possible thanks to the generous contribution of the Soutien au Tissu Associatif Français.

Caudalie – The Short Film

In early 2021, the Bastille Day French Festival had the opportunity to realise a short film based around the wonderful French-born Australian winemaker Dominique Portet. Click here to get a taste for Bordelais and French wine culture here in the humble state of Victoria.

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