Bienvenue (Welcome), July 14 is Bastille Day otherwise known as the national day of France and historically the day the Storming of the Bastille took place in 1789.
While celebrations are typically held throughout France here in Brisbane we can also celebrate this magnificent part of Europe and their beautiful way of life, food and customs, here are my
5 ways to celebrate Bastille Day in Brisbane.
Check out a movie at the Alliance Française French Film Festival being held at Palace Cinemas. Featuring 28 films over 3 weeks, from 14 July to 4 August, it opens with the whimsical and romantic Belle Époque and closes with the quirky love story The Bare Necessityhttp://www.affrenchfilmfestival.org or at Palace Cinemas.
Renonwed world wide as the home of pâtissier, France is the birthplace of the Croissant, Macaron, Éclair and the stunning French fruit tart (see below). If you are in search of the best of Parisian pastries in Brisbane I recommend you try Mica Brasserie
, Le Caprice Patisserie
at Bulimba and Chouquette
at New Farm and Brisbane City.
Paris is recognised as the city of love, so why not enjoy a romantic stroll at night under our own Eiffle Tower at Park Road, Milton and see the tower sparkling red, white and blue.
Celebrate Bastille Day 2020 from the comfort of your home with Le Festival’s online celebration in the form of their cultural webinars. Join experts in their fields as they share their passion, knowledge and experiences in both French and Australian cultures. The webinars are free, in English and guaranteed to be interesting with topics ranging from the art of making French bread to a short history of Champagne to the traditional artisans of France to name a few. Register now and if you can’t make it on the day or simply missed it you will receive a replay link, to tune in afterwards. Register here
What’s a celebration without delicious French food and Champagne. Dine at these fabulous French restaurants for an authentic Parisienne food experience, try Montrachet
located at Bowen Hills, Greenglass
upstairs on George Street, in Brisbane City and Boucher
, situated in Graceville, currently offering take away. Check individual restaurant websites for COVID-19 information.
Let me know below if you celebrate Bastille Day and what you like to do. I’ll definitely be enjoying a French pastry with my Latte, au revoir.