Masterclasses & Workshops

(Blanc Room)

PRE-BOOK FOR OUR MASTERCLASSES, TALKS AND MOVIES AND JUMP THE QUEUE BY PURCHASING YOUR FESTIVAL ENTRY TICKET AT THE SAME TIME AND ENTER THE FESTIVAL THROUGH OUR 'PRIORITY ENTRY' LINE!

IF YOU BOOK TICKETS FOR MORE THAN ONE MASTERCLASS,TALK OR CINEMA SESSION, ONLY ONE OF THESE TICKETS NEEDS TO HAVE A FESTIVAL ENTRY TICKET ATTACHED

 

Saturday 14 July

SwordPlay Fencing Program (Children U/13)

​Presented by Crossxsword

France has a long and successful tradition in the Olympic sport of fencing. Fencing is a unique,fun,challenging sport that encourages development of confidence, self-discipline & critical thinking.  This beautiful 60 minute kids workshop involves creative, games-based using lightweight plastic equipment.

Saturday 14th July 10:00am - 60 mins - $20
 

 

French Trivia with Alliance Française de Melbourne

Presented by the Allicance Française de Melbourne

Think you know your stuff about French history? Are you familiar with the basic geography of France and its tourist attractions? How about French culture? Come and test your knowledge in this interactive quiz (in French and English) and win yourself a French gift bag!

Saturday 14th July 11:00am and 11.30am (2 x 30mins) - Free

French Wine & Cheese Tasting with Romeo

Presented by Romeo Wine

Melbournians have an increasingly  sophisticated appetite for wine tasting. Exclusively to the 2018 Bastille Day French Festival, Melbourne-based RomeoWine, brings their engaging, educational, and passionate French wine & cheese tasting experience for one afternoon only. Taste 3 different French wines &; cheeses to discover the delicious French Terroir. An unforgettable afternoon uncovering the elegance and passion of wine definitely not to be missed on the festival calendar. Places are limited, so book early.

Saturday 14th July, 12:30pm - 60 mins  - $50​
 

French Up Your Style

Presented by Caroline Vosse

Presented by Caroline Vosse of FrenChicTouch. Embrace your French attitude with this special “Joie de Vivre” masterclass. A French Style Workshop with FrenChicTouch is an opportunity to spend some stylish time in a fun way. Caroline Vosse will ‘French up’ the style of Sarita King and Danielle Holland - two glamourous Aussie mums with a love of French style.

Saturday 14th July at 1.45pm - 45 mins - $10

The Cosmopolitan Origins of Bordeaux Wines

Presented by Jackie Dutton

Discover how Bordeaux’s geographic location and economic exchanges influenced the evolution of its wines from “clairet” to the classic Bordeaux blend. University of Melbourne’s French food and wine scholar Jacqueline Dutton will guide you through the history and culture of this famous wine region, with tastings of four distinctive wine styles.

Saturday 14 July, 3:00pm - 60 mins - $50

Fragrance Masterclass with Christine & Agence de Parfum

Presented by Christine Barro 

The epitome of luxury, Agence de Parfum is Australia’s most esteemed niche perfume company, dedicated to sourcing the most original crafted perfumes from France and around the world, which are compelling, visionary and avant-garde and bringing them to Australia.Christine Barro & Lucy Settle will take you on a journey of the fragrance wheel through Autumn, Winter, Spring & Summer with the historical fragrances, Creed, Lubin & Robert Piquet

Saturday 14th July 4pm - 60 mins - $35 (includes a $20 gift voucher to be redeemed with any purchase of fragrance)

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Sunday 15 July

 

Learn to Fence Sabre! (Adults - 13yrs +)

​Presented by Crossxsword

France has a long and successful tradition in the Olympic sport of Fencing. A lightning-fast,dynamic game of chess-like tactics, fencing encourages critical thinking and decision-making under pressure. For adults (13+) learn fundamental fencing actions & tactics, then test your skills in this fun 60 minute workshop

Sunday 15th July 10:00 am - 60 mins - $20  

Rum Agricole vs Rum Traditional

Presented by Brieuc Quiniou from Spirits of france

Discover, taste and compare rum agricole and rum traditional.

Ti Punch cocktail with HSE white, HSE Vsop, Admiral Rodney 10y, Jm Xo, Dos maderas 5+5, and a rare gem to finish with!

Sunday 15th July at 11am - 60 mins - $50

Journey into the World of Champagne - Featuring Philippe Fourrier

Presented by Kyla Kirkpatrick

Kyla Kirkpatrick, aka The Champagne Dame, will take you on an enigmatic journey into the wonderful world of champagne! You will wander back in time to find out the history of the world’s most revered sparkling wine, learn proper champagne etiquette and taste multiple champagnes

from Philippe Fourrier.

Sunday 15th July at 12:15 - 60 mins - $85

The French Sensory Journey

Presented by Dans le Noir? & Romeo Wine

How well do you know France and French products?

Let’s embark on a unique experience and challenge yourself in the dark with playful activities to awaken  your sense of smell, touch, hear and taste including a wine and cheese blind tasting.

Sunday 15th July, From 2:00pm  to 4:30pm - 30 minutes sessions $25

 

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