Last minute Christmas gifts for the Francophile

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With only two days left until Christmas we’ve compiled a list of last-minute gifts for the Francophile in your life. Check them out below. 

For the music lover


Live music

Photo: Tim Mossholder

So Frenchy So Chic is the ultimate French music festival and it’s on in Melbourne and Sydney in January with some side-shows in Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane. 

Tickets cost $97.62 to SFSC Melbourne and Sydney



Nouvelle Vague in Adelaide costs $55 plus transaction fee.


So Frenchy So Chic Live: Lou Doillon in Perth costs $56.65 


Nouvelle Vague in Brisbane 


Tickets to see Baby et Lulu in Sydney, Lou Blackwell & The French Set at Adelaide Fringe in either A Night in Paris or From Paris with love



So Frenchy So Chic compilations

Baby et Lulu albums

Lou Blackwell & The French Set albums


For the festival goer


Adelaide’s world music festival is on over three days and four nights. There are various ticket options from one day or night through to tickets to the entire festival. 

WOMADelaide 2019 - Jack Fenby
Photo: Jack Fenby


Adelaide Festival

French and francophone acts at Adelaide Festival 2020 include:

Compagnie Carabosse Fire Gardens 


Trois Grandes Fugues


Cold Blood

Two Crews

Siobhann Stagg recital


Sydney Festival

Two Crews

Opening Night



For drama queens

The French Loop in Melbourne is offering a parent-child improvisation course in the language of Moliere. the objective is to democratise theatre and make it accessible to all. Participants will leave with game ideas after 2 hours of family fun. From $75 for one parent and one adult.




For the foodie

Cooking classes

You’ll find French cooking classes across cities in Australia throughout the year. 



Les Deux Coqs – no dates for 2020 yet but keep your eyes on their facebook page

Sucre pâtisserie macaron class – no dates yet but keep your eyes on 



Photo: Malidate Van





Restaurant vouchers

Check out French restaurants in your city to see if they do vouchers. Give the gift of a French dining experience.

Photo: Lukas

French Grocery items

There are a few online stores that import French food and send it across Australia. 


Cheese subscriptions

There are a number of different cheese subscriptions you can offer whether for one month or more. Cheese delivered to your door!

Photo: jill111 $60.50 for one month $75 for one month $89 for one month $99 for one month $90 for one month


For Champagne lovers

You can’t get more French than champagne! These days there is champagne for all budgets.

Photo: George Desipris

Dan Murphy’s has a great selection of champagnes and French sparkling wines 

Emperor Champagne also has a selection of gift packs $105

You could even buy a champagne subscription box for $198 for one month or with a 10% discount if you subscribe for more than one month.

Coup de Foudre


You could also let the gift recipient learn all about champagne by taking a course or reading a book all about it.


Tyson Stelzer’s “The Champagne Guide” is also available as an e-book so you can give it to the recipient on the day!


Or let them have a whole afternoon tasting a variety of champagnes at Taste Champagne which is on across Australia. Tickets not yet on sale but keep an eye on the website


For the design lover and fashionista


French Magazine Subscriptions

Give the francophile the ongoing gift of French publications delivered to their door throughout the year.

Photo : Lisa Fotios





For the art lover

Give the francophile in your life a ticket to one of the wonderful exhibitions of French art that is on in Australia in 2020.

Matisse & Picasso is currently on at the NGA in Canberra until 13 April 2020.


The Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition is currently on at the NGV in Melbourne also until 13 April 2020


A Matisse exhibition will be held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney from November 2020.


For Netflix and chill French style

French satellite TV 

Canal + subscription $55 per month for 50 French channels


For the cinéphile

The Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 will take place around Australia between February and April 2020. The program will be announced at the end of January 2020. Keep your eyes peeled

Photo: Donald Tong


Language classes

Perhaps the francophile in your life wants to learn French!

Look for courses at the Alliance Française in your city

The WEA in some cities also offers French classes.

What are you gifting to the francophile in your life? Do you have any ideas that aren’t our list of last minute Christmas gifts for the francophile? Merry Christmas to all of you!



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