Bastille Day French Festival Melbourne

After the heart-breaking last-minute lockdown on 16 July that prevented us from presenting the Bastille Day French Festival live at Fed Square, we tried hard to organise an “encore” to the Festival, featuring an interactive photographic exhibition “France eMOTION”, as well as our fabulous ‘Bouygues Walking Tours” that showcase French highlights in the CBD. This encore was organised with the kind support of the City of Melbourne. 

Alas, the current lockdown prevented us to do so. Now we cast our attention to preparing the return of the Festival in 2022, so stay tuned!

To all our amazing sponsors, stallholders, volunteers and supporters, we renew our gratitude for your incredible support, passion and commitment.

This weekend, sit back, relax and enjoy some virtual joie de vivre with our videos selection including:

  • The documentary Home Shift Home

  • Performances by soprano Lorena Stipani and pianist David McNicol

  • Cooking by Gabriel Gâté

  • The Huxleys’ digital animation to the song “Marcia Baila” by Les Rita Mitsouko

  • The interview with French artist Cyril Lancelin about The Knot at Fed Square

…and many more!


Les Lumières talks and Trivia will be available online.

There is still time to book!


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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.

Find out more about the movie

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