Pretend you’re by the Seine with the C’est la Vie festival this month

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C’est la Vie festival will see Brisbane’s riverside transformed into summer along the Seine in Paris at Riverlife this month. Despite the current situation, Australia’s largest French Festival – Le Festival – will still be back to celebrate their 10th anniversary in style, with C’est la vie.

C'est la vie festival

Rather than a festival over a single weekend, C’est la Vie is spread out over 4 weekends in October and November 2020 to bring together the familiar elements of the Le Festival and to comply with COVID-19 gathering guidelines.


C’est la Vie starts next weekend with several Masterclasses. Following weekends will see guests enjoy wine and cheese nights, VIP champagne breakfasts, and will close out with a series of cultural conferences.


Le Festival Director Betty Moinet said that the present circumstances are not entirely a deal-breaker and if there remains an opportunity to organise something then it should be taken.


She said: “France chose the rooster for an emblem as it is the only animal capable of ‘singing with its feet in the mud’, meaning that in spite of the less than ideal situation, we can and we will still find a way to bring our community together to celebrate.”


Tickets and registration for the C’est La Vie programs are now available online





Date:                    Friday 16 to Sunday 18 October 2020

Time:                    Friday – 12pm to 7:30pm

Saturday – 11:15am to 6:30pm

Sunday – 11:00am to 6:00pm

Cost:                     Early bird tickets from $42 to $98, Standard tickets up to $109

Where to buy:

Find out about the C’est la vie festival masterclasses in tomorrow’s article. Make sure you’re subscribed to updates so you don’t miss it – subscription link at the bottom of this article



Date:                    Friday 23rd & Saturday 31st October 2020 (Exclusive Wine and Cheese Night)

Time:                    From 5pm

Cost:                     Between $44 and $52

Where to buy:



Date:                    Sunday 25th October and Sunday 1st November 2020

Time:                    From 8am

Cost:                     $42

Where to buy:



Date:                    Saturday 7th November 2020

Time:                    Details to come closer to the date

Cost:                     Details to come closer to the date – check


Which events are you going to go to at C’est la Vie?


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If you’re in Brisbane, you may also like to read our articles about the Brisbane International Film Festival which is currently on:

REVIEW: Felicità at BIFF 2020

Cats, detours and natural disasters- short films at BIFF 2020

BIFF 2020: Films from France 

Brisbane International Film Festival 2020 French language films


And to find out about other French related events happening all over Australia, check out what’s on in October

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