With Bastille Day fast approaching, The Rocks and Circular Quay once again line their streets to become a French food and wine lover’s paradise.
Running from the 11th-14 of July, this year’s festival will be jampacked with live shows, different French villages, and most importantly, delicious French food and wine!
Wine lovers rejoice as you make your way through the Bastille Wine Walk, a 1.4km self-guided tour will take you through the many different French wine regions.
When you’re ready to start this self-guided tour, just head to the Festival Information Tent (in front of Customs House, or in First Fleet Park), where you’ll pick up a
- French Passport (that gets stamped at each of the bars)
- Priority access queue jump pass
- Reusable, Bastille-branded eco wine glass (yours to keep)
- A map that shows you where the eight different wine regions are located throughout Bastille Festival
Tickets start from $27 and offer priority access to each of the bars throughout the festival.
But what about the food?
You’ll find me at the Parisian foodie village at Customs House, with these French favourites on offer:
- Raclette (a traditional cheese from the Alps, melted on top of potatoes, pickles and onion)
- Crepes (cooked right in front of you and served with your choice of sweet or savoury toppings)
- Saucisson (a delicious, dry sausage that the French love to eat with butter and bread)
- Fresh baguettes (and all of France’s favourite stinky cheeses)
- Croque-monsieur (slices of fresh bread, filled with ham, cheese and bechamel, and grilled melted Emmental cheese over the top – it’s pretty much a fancy toastie, but don’t ever tell the French that!)
- …and many other tasty delights!
Feel like kicking back with a glass of mulled wine? Then head on over to Le Cinema.
This unique outdoor cinema experience by Citroën mixes comfort with extraordinary views on Sydney harbour and draws Sydney’s cinephiles back to Bastille Festival. Book now to save your spot to watch some famous French classics like Coco before Chanel, Les Miserables and the Hunchback of Notre Dame.
The festival also plays host to a Christmas in July market, cabaret shows and shopping experiences so you can take home some treats.
Although some experiences are ticketed, the festival has free entry and runs from 10 am to 11 pm (Sunday 14th till 9 pm)
I’ll see you there!