November is a month full of French markets and French festivals around Australia. These markets and festivals offer you a wonderful day out but also a great chance to kick-start your Christmas shopping with unique gifts you won’t find in other stores. From Perth to Sydney to country New South Wales, we let you know about where to find your French festival and market fix this month.
Air Mauritius Bonjour Perth French Festival
Saturday 9 November 2019, 10am – 9pm & Sunday 11 November 2019, 10am – 6pm
Highlights of the Air Mauritius Bonjour Perth French Festival in addition to the stalls selling French food and products, include:
- Créole village
- Fashion experience
- The French Voice
- Mystery Cabaret
- French Bulldog Parade
- Wellness Area
You can check out the full programme of dancing, live music, DJs, cooking demonstrations, theatre classes and more here: https://www.bonjourperth.com.au/highlights/air-mauritius-bonjour-perth-program-2019/
Entry: Adults $5 (online) or $7 at the door
Children: $1.50 (online) or $3 at the door
Groups of 10 or more: $4 per person for 10 people of more (online) or $6 per person at the door
French Country Market, Springfield NSW
Saturday 9 November, 9am to 3pm
The French Country Market is your opportunity to feel, see and taste the French experience on our Beautiful NSW Central Coast.
At the French Country Market, you will be able to meet Parisian jewellery and homeware designers, and find European style fashion, furnishings and collectables. Buy fresh locally made breads, Chocolates, Gourmet French paté, cheeses and spiced mushrooms, boutique wines. Enjoy scrumptious pastries baked throughout the day with your latte to a gentle background of live French music.
Entry fee $2 and children under supervision free. All entry fees will go to Chertsey Primary School to provide services to students with special needs.
French Market, Killarney Heights – by FANS French Speaking Association of the North Shore
Sunday 10 November, 9am – 4pm, Killarney Heights Public School
The French Speaking Association of the North Shore will take over Killarney Heights Public School’s oval for a great day of food, fashion, homewares, small vintage furniture, a historical re-enactment, music and huge rides, at the 15th annual French Market.
Browse over 70 stalls of French items including the following at the 15th Annual French Market 2019:
TASTE: Sweet and savoury crêpes, waffles, ‘merguez’ sausage sizzle, raclette, French fries, croque-monsieurs, croissants, pains au chocolat, foie-gras, pâtés and terrines, baguettes, wine and beer tasting, and more
SHOP: French fashion, clothes, jewellery, accessories, cosmetics, poster reproductions
ENJOY: French culture, books, DVD, homewares
RELAX: Coffee, soft drinks, music, and entertainment
KIDS: dodgem cars, jumping castle, climbing wall, face painting, games, fairy floss, snow cones and more.
WORKSHOPS: family yoga; kids’ athletics exercises; children books reading; a talk on bilingualism; wine and beer tasting
Entry: Free but a gold coin donation would be appreciated and would go towards the French-English Bilingual Program run at the school.
Canberra French Market
Saturday 16 November, 10am to 4pm
The Alliance Française de Canberra is hosting its annual French market next weekend. Your Christmas shopping is sorted with this French market in Canberra.
Food, drinks, deli, handmade products… discover a wide selection of fine French products and service at our annual French Market.
Make it a family outing and enjoy some French food while browsing the different stalls and enjoying live music.
22-23 November Alliance Française d’Adelaide French Market
Friday 22 November, 5pm-9pm & Saturday 23 November, 10am-9pm
So come to the Soldiers’ Memorial Gardens, Unley on 22 and 23 November and join the Alliance Française d’Adelaide in experiencing the French of life!
At the Alliance Française d’Adélaïde French Market you can expect French and French-themed goods, from cheese and wine to clothes and perfume, bringing you a bit of France and providing you with French and French-inspired gourmet food and wine, popular French music and entertainment, children activities and much more!
On Saturday 23 November, from 10am to 9pm, the City of Unley will host a spectacular double event with Etsy and their Etsy Made Local community market event, to be held on Oxford Terrace, which will offer South Australian-made arts, crafts and vintage wares.
You can also enter the Alliance Francaise d’Adelaide’s raffle with great prizes including a trip to France. Tickets cost $5 and can be pre-purchased online or at the French market itself.
Entry: A gold coin donation to support the Rotary Club of Brownhill Creek
29 NOVEMBER– 1 DECEMBER
Paris to Provence
Friday 29 November from 12pm to 9pm,
Saturday 30 November from 10am to 9pm, and
Sunday 1 December from 10am to 9pm.
Paris to Provence returns this November to the historic Como House, in its 11th year and for the first time under the care of Milk the Cow Licensed Fromagerie.
The whimsical French pop up village you know and love now has the addition of a few new compelling gastronomic and entertainment areas, including a Dining Series by French Saloon in the Grand Ballroom, a VIP Terrace and a Main Stage & Picnic Lawn… along with a few other hidden secrets to discover.
Products available at Paris to Provence include:
FRENCH FOOD: Crêpes, moules, baguettes, niçoise, fromage, croissants, blinis, raclette…
DRINKS : Vin, champagne, bière, liqueur, cognac, Orangina..
MARKETPLACE : clothing, bijoux, handmade baskets.
ENTERTAINMENT: Roving entertainment, live music, free games, seminars & demonstrations
KIDS ZONE: Children’s garden with activities, face painting, crafts and more…
FRANCE’Y DRESS: Doggy France’y Dress Parties, Frenchy Fashions on the Field and more
The National Trust of Victoria gardens will again be transformed into a slice of France for you to you explore while discovering our French food and boutique beverage offerings, Christmas marketplace, masterclasses, seminars & cultural elements in a vibrant, lively village atmosphere bursting with tradition and colour.
Tickets: Adults and those aged 15+: $25 per day (or $50 for the VIP package).
Children aged 5 to 15 cost $7; and
Children under 5 enter for free.
Champagne masterclasses with the Champagne Dame cost $55,
Milk the Cow fromage and drinks pairing classes cost $40 per class.
Ballroom dining tickets cost $120.
Classic French Film Festival
From 3 to 24 November, the Alliance Française Classic Film Festival returns to cinemas in Sydney and Melbourne. In 2019, the Classic Film Festival is a retrospective of six of Isabelle Adjani’s films. Check out the full programme here: https://afclassicfilmfestival.org
What French activities are you going to do this month?