What’s on this Bastille Day in Sydney?

The Sydney Life
The Eventful Life

Get your French fix this weekend in a celebration of France’s national day – Bastille Day – on Saturday 14 July. Each year, Sydney gets involved in the French celebration, lighting up the city with an array of markets, cinematic experiences and foodie events. It’s a great opportunity (and excuse) to immerse yourself in French culture and cuisine (hello cheese and wine!). Bastille Day in Sydney is always extravagant, so get out there and experience that ‘Viva La France’ feeling! 

Bastille French Festival at The Rocks

Between 12 and 15 July, The Rocks will be celebrating all things French with their annual festival – arguably the biggest Bastille celebration in the city.

Food and wine lovers will be in heaven with the array of pop-up market stalls dishing out French cuisine, such as crepes, raclette and fondue. Punters will bite into fresh baguettes, sample some of the best imported cheese and savour some traditional French cakes for an unmissable food experience. 

This is by far the ultimate French culinary street festival not to be missed.

Thursday, 12 July 2018 – Sunday, 15 July
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The Cheese Dome

For four days only, cheese lovers will have the chance to immerse themselves in all things cheese at the Cheese Dome experience. In a theatrical 15 metre 360-degree dome, festival-goers will embrace the ‘all you can eat’ mantra at this 90-minute immersive experience that will instantly transport diners to the French Alps. 

Inside The Cheese Dome, you will have to order in French (but don’t worry, all the key phrases will be written out to help you along).

Thursday, 12 July 2018 – Sunday, 15 July
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Christmas in July Markets

Be transported to France at the Christmas in July market, where The Rocks will transform into a winter wonderland reflecting Europe’s most magical time of year. At dusk, the Christmas spirit will take over the streets with wooden chalets being erected and set up with an array of swoony-worthy pop-up Christmas stores, food and more. There will also be mood-setting Christmas carols suffusing the air, plus warming mulled wine and gifting ideas on offer.

Thursday 12 to Saturday 14 July – from 11am till 10pm
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Art attack

For four days, the Bastille Festival Sydney is bringing punters 12 free live music concerts, cabaret shows, circus acts and dance performances. From French music to local Australian artists, Bastille Festival has selected charismatic performers from around the globe to perform and bring a taste of French arts to the public. See traditional folk dancers, daring acrobatics and elevating DJ sets.

Thursday 12 to Saturday 14 July – from 11am till 10pm
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Hunter Valley Cheese & Chocolate Festival

For those of you who need an excuse to escape the city, why not venture out to the Hunter Valley for the Cheese and Chocolate Festival, conveniently held on Bastille Day – Saturday 14 July! Fill your weekend with fine food and drink at the scenic Hope Estate grounds. Be tempted by the insatiable tastes of cheese, wine and chocolate and sample the best the local area has to offer.

Our very own French Head of Pasty, Simon Veauvy, is taking part in this year’s festival, doing a 45-minute demo at 3.30pm showcasing his iconic Chocolate Piñata. Find out more about his demo here .

Saturday 14 July

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July 11, 2018