MM’s 5th anniversary giveaway!

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To celebrate Matilda Marseillaise MM’s 5th anniversary next week, we have put together a fantastic giveaway with 13 prizes of French items very generously donated by businesses across Australia: MM’s 5th anniversary giveaway. Read on to find out more!

The prize pool includes:

  • 1 x double pass to So Frenchy So Chic 2023 in either Melbourne or Sydney
  • 2 x $50 vouchers to be used at Délidoor (in NSW, VIC, ACT and South QLD (Brisbane, Gold Coast Sunshine Coast et Toowoomba))
  • 1 x $50 voucher to use at French online supermarket France at Home
  • a pack of French flashcards and 5 French stickers from Flash of Culture
  • 3 digital products of the winner’s choice from Our Bilingual Family
  • 1 x $30 gift voucher from the site Ma Petite Librairie
  • 1 pack comprising 2 x 150g Savon de Marseille OLIVE, 2 x 150g Savon de Marseille Coprah, 2 x 100g Aleppo Soap, a bottle of dry oil and a beret (total $167 value) from French Bliss
  • “Marius Noir” French table runner in stain resistant jacquard cotton imported from Nice in Provence valued at $55 from French Affair
  • from Garçon Bleu in Adelaide: one Saturday high tea
  • from Sydney’s Beckett’s: $100 voucher
  • from Melbourne’s Rêverie café and dessert by Pierrick Boyer: – a large cake with personalised plaque (up to $68 value),
    – a breakfast / brunch for 2 persons, 2 hot drinks, 1 main dish, 2 individual dessert (up to $70 value)
    – one high tea for 2 persons (not including champagne) (up to $110 value)
  • 1 x ticket for The French Loop’s French improv show in Melbourne ($25 value)
  • 1 x 30 minute solo French improv workshop from The French Loop conducted online wherever you are in Australia.

MM's 5th anniversary giveaway


MM’s 5th anniversary giveaway is being held across our social media channels which you can find here:


How to enter MM’s 5th anniversary giveaway

To enter, we’re asking you to comment on the competition post letting us know your favourite article from MM over the last 5 years and also your city (for the purposes of allocating prizes located in specific cities).


Winners will be notified by private message on Facebook and Instagram at 6pm ACST on Thursday 22 September 2022.


The Ts&Cs for MM’s 5th anniversary giveaway

1 . This competition is open only to residents of Australia. 13 (thirteen) winners will be chosen at random from all entrants and across all platforms.

2 . To enter, comment on the competition post on the social media pages letting us know your favourite article from MM over the last 5 years and also your city (for the purposes of allocating prizes located in specific cities).

3 . The prizes will be awarded to randomly selected winners who has entered on Instagram and Facebook, using a random number generator. Matilda Marseillaise will not be held liable if the named prize becomes unavailable or cannot be fulfilled.

4 . Matilda Marseillaise will not be liable for any failure of receipt of entries. Matilda Marseillaise takes no responsibility for any entries which are lost, delayed, illegible, corrupted, damaged, incomplete or otherwise invalid.

5 . The name, address, email address and phone number of the winner must be provided to Matilda Marseillaise if requested and will be shared to enable fulfilment of the Prize.​

6 . Matilda Marseillaise’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

7 . The winners’ names and social media usernames may be posted on the social media profiles of Matilda Marseillaise after the winner has been selected.

8 . Instagram or Facebook are not in any way affiliated or involved in the competition.


What’s your favourite article we’ve posted over the last 5 years?


Check out our What’s on in September article


La Belle Vie French market: A French market in Southern Sydney this Sunday

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Taren Point Public School is holding La Belle Vie French market this Sunday. The 4rh edition of this French market will see stalls selling food, drink as well as fashion, homewares, art products – perfect to buy your Mother’s Day gifts. 

La Belle Vie French Market


The school has been a member of the Australian Association of French English Bilingual Schools for four years and the market is also in its 4th year. Previous years have seen attendance of 5,000 people at the La Belle Vie French Market.  



Francophone Association of Southern Sydney (FASS), a local not for profit group which promotes French language and culture in the community, assists Taren Point Public School in making La Belle Vie Market happen. It’s involved in supplying volunteers on market day but also in the planning and organisation of the market event from an administration perspective.


This year there are more than 60 stalls offering fabulous French products across food, drink, fashion, homewares, art, as well as a Citroen Club car display and live music throughout the day.


LIVE MUSIC: ‘ACCORDI-ng To US’ will play from 9am to midday and singer, Christelle Nativel will perform from midday to close.




French products for yourself and for others

  • A French Affair  – tea towels and tablecloths
  • Au Revoir Les Filles – Parisian-style jewellery
  • Beju – hand crafted European jewellery
  • Big on Hats – wide-brimmed French hats and the iconic beret
  • Canal Plus – French cable TV
  • Decathlon – French sportswear
  • France at Home – your French supermarket online in Australia
  • French Cargo – diffusers, scents, body lotions, décor items, linens, jewellery, scarves and so much more
  • Fora Studios – unique and sustainable products for the modern garden, home and craft lover
  • Funked Up Eclectic Treasures – french/vintage inspired and funked up treasures
  • Holala Paris – French Homewares, designed in Australia and handmade in France

La Belle Vie French Market

  • Janneys Vinney vintage
  • Jan Roach vintage
  • Kalaf Artwork – epoxy resin serving boards, serving knives, kitchen utensils, coasters and wall art
  • La Brocante’ with Kathy Finch – pre-loved, vintage, retro and collectable pieces
  • Le Van du Livre – French books 
  • May Clementson vintage – French homewares
  • Mo Resin – jewellery with artistic designs embedded with materials such as Dutch Gold and Silver leaf into epoxy resin
  • Mrs Flowers – flowers straight from the Sydney Flower Markets to La Belle Vie French Market
  • Oatley Bay Candles
  • Pottery by Pottier – pottery and artworks
  • 2nd Vie (previously Just Swiss by Chris) – sustainable items hand made using fabric sourced from local business or from charities: car tidies, cutlery holders, lavender bags that can be used and re-used around the house, out and about, in the car, or just for decoration.
  • Secrets of Eden – pretty flower crowns and headbands for the princesses in your life, and unique Macrame creations
  • Toothless  – hand-made tooth fairy pillows
  • Whitelaw & Newton Decoupage Trays


Food & Drink stalls

  • Alexander Roastery – coffee
  • Baguette Brothers
  • Bella Icecream Van & Jumping Castles
  • Byron Bay Olive Co – Marinated olives, sweet garlic, extra-virgin olive oil and tapenade amongst other delicacies
  • Carne/Ash Rotisserie – rotisserie chicken and porchetta, roast potatoes
  • Cheese on Wheels
  • Choux Patisserie – beautiful éclairs
  • Citrus and Sugar – lemonade and delicious juices made from all real fruit, nothing artificial and no preservatives. 
  • Crepe de France
  • Fils de Pomme – French botanical organic cider 
  • Frenchies Bistro and Brewery – French style beers made for Aussies
  • Frencheese – raclette

  • French Oven – fine French pastry made my hand and not by machine
  • Great Southern mead & honey – honey fresh from the hive
  • Jeerys Tacos
  • La Bastide – charcuterie
  • La Bonne Crepe
  • La Bonne Fromagerie – cheeses
  • La Gitana – paella
  • Le BBQ 
  • Le Saucier – home-made pasta, pasta sauces and fine finishing sauces
  • Le Secret Wines – French wines, characteristic of their region and from small family owned vineyards
  • Les Petits Gars
  • Madame Madeleine – Madeleines in original flavours including lemon butter, French Earl Gray, matcha, caramelised honey.
  • Madleine Bakery – freshly baked madeleines 
  • Pistou – traditional French deli foods 
  • Sacre Bleu!  (Caneles and Co)
  • Stephs Gourmet Foods
  • The Original Smoke & Spice Company – herb and spice mixes
  • Tonton Bread – bread and pastries
  • Wendy’s Crafts –  jam, marmalade & relish


Club stalls

  • Citroen Car Club
  • FASS Book stall
  • Meccano Modellers Association
  • Taren Point Public School Enviro stall


Want to participate in a future edition of La Belle Vie French market?

Contact Anyes McLean via email at [email protected]. Stalls must have a French connection, to ensure the authenticity of the market.




WHAT: La Belle Vie French Market

WHEN: Sunday 1 May 9am to 3pm

WHERE: Taren Point Public School, 

HOW MUCH: Entry by coin donation at the gate – all proceeds assist the learning programs at Taren Point Public School


For other events with French links check out our what’s on in April article (the what’s on in May will be online this Sunday).



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