French markets and festivals on around Australia in November

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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.

 

THIS WEEKEND

 

Air Mauritius Bonjour Perth French Festival

https://www.bonjourperth.com.au/

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
  • Pétanque
  • 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

http://www.frenchcountrymarket.com.au/

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

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2019-french-market-killarney-heights-tickets-77969229063

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.

 

NEXT WEEKEND

 

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Canberra French Market

https://www.facebook.com/events/414493925930975/

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.

 

22-24 NOVEMBER

 

22-23 November Alliance Française d’Adelaide French Market

https://www.af.org.au/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.

https://www.af.org.au/french-market/raffle/

 

Entry: A gold coin donation to support the Rotary Club of Brownhill Creek

 

29 NOVEMBER– 1 DECEMBER

 

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Paris to Provence

https://www.paristoprovence.com.au/

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.

https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=540029

 

ALL MONTH

 

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?

 

 

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What’s on in April 2019?

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Here’s a list of French and francophone related events on across Australia in April 2019.

DATEWHEREWHATLINK
09/02 - 11/05PERTHLove DisplacedLove Displaced
02/03- 06/04SYDNEYThe MiserThe Miser
06/03 -10/04MELBOURNEAlliance Française French Film FestivalAlliance Française French Film Festival
23/02 -28/04BALLARATPicasso: The Vollard SuitePicasso: The Vollard Suite
05/03- 10/04SYDNEYAlliance Française French Film FestivalAlliance Française French Film Festival
07/03 - 10/04CANBERRAAlliance Française French Film FestivalAlliance Française French Film Festival
13/03 -10/04PERTHAlliance Française French Film FestivalAlliance Française French Film Festival
14/03 -14/04BRISBANEAlliance Française French Film FestivalAlliance Française French Film Festival
18/03 - 01/04ADELAIDEThe Impertuable Logic of the FoolThe Impertuable Logic of the Fool
21/03 -18/04ADELAIDEAlliance Française French Film FestivalAlliance Française French Film Festival
27/03 -21/04MELBOURNEMelbourne International Comedy FestivalMelbourne International Comedy Festival
28/03 - 06/04BRISBANEBrisbane French Theatre: Repeat after meBrisbane French Theatre: Repeat after me
01/04BRISBANEQLD: Doing Business in New Calaedonia Post Referendum UpdateQLD: Doing Business in New Calaedonia Post Referendum Update
03/04CANBERRAMick Harvey: Intoxicated Man - the songs of Serge GainsbourgMick Harvey: Intoxicated Man - the songs of Serge Gainsbourg
03/04SYDNEYWomen in ComicsWomen in Comics
03/04SYDNEYEuromix: Lunch for European Chambers of Commerce and FriendsEuromix: Lunch for European Chambers of Commerce and Friends
03/04MELBOURNEThe Visual Culture of international criminal justiceThe Visual Culture of international criminal justice
03/04 -08/04MELBOURNEFanny Bouffante in ScandalsFanny Bouffante in Scandals
04/04ADELAIDEA Taste of FranceA Taste of France
04/04 -02/05MELBOURNEExhibition: BleachedExhibition: Bleached
05/04ADELAIDEOur corner of the SommeOur corner of the Somme
05/04MELBOURNENocturnal: Mick Harvey - Intoxicated Man - the songs of Serge GainsbourgNocturnal: Mick Harvey - Intoxicated Man - the songs of Serge Gainsbourg
05/04PERTHFriday Talk: Video Art in the Expanded FieldFriday Talk: Video Art in the Expanded Field
05/04SYDNEYDavid Drury: Saint-SaënsDavid Drury: Saint-Saëns
05/04 -14/04ADELAIDETasting AustraliaTasting Australia
06/04ADELAIDEThe Charcutier and The Winemaker - A MasterclassThe Charcutier and The Winemaker - A Masterclass
06/04ADELAIDETasting Australia Airlines: Coffin Bay - Day TripTasting Australia Airlines: Coffin Bay - Day Trip
06/04ADELAIDEEEC Masterclass: Champagne Bollinger CollectionEEC Masterclass: Champagne Bollinger Collection
06/04ADELAIDEGlasshouse Kitchen - NouveauGlasshouse Kitchen - Nouveau
06/04ADELAIDEEEC Masterclass: One Hour Wine SchoolEEC Masterclass: One Hour Wine School
06/04ADELAIDECareship Escargot FestivalCareship Escargot Festival
06/04PERTHSparkling and Champagne Wine Tasting ClassSparkling and Champagne Wine Tasting Class
06/04PERTHFrench Nights at The Windsor with G & The French KnightsFrench Nights at The Windsor with G & The French Knights
06/04SYDNEYCheese masterclass with Champagne RepublicCheese masterclass with Champagne Republic
06/04SYDNEYZouk and Bafana CruiseZouk and Bafana Cruise
06/04 -07/04PERTHSoul Festival (Grace Barbé and Soukouss Internationale)Soul Festival (Grace Barbé and Soukouss Internationale)
07/04ADELAIDEEEC Masterclass: International Chardonnay TastingEEC Masterclass: International Chardonnay Tasting
07/04ADELAIDESaturday Soiree with Champagne BollingerSaturday Soiree with Champagne Bollinger
07/04ADELAIDEGlasshouse Kitchen - EffervescenceGlasshouse Kitchen - Effervescence
07/04ADELAIDEGreat Wine VoyageGreat Wine Voyage
07/04ADELAIDEMoroccan Delights Cooking Class with MarrakechMoroccan Delights Cooking Class with Marrakech
07/04BRISBANEGauchito Gil's Malbec DayGauchito Gil's Malbec Day
07/04CANBERRASunday Supper Club: Janet JeffsSunday Supper Club: Janet Jeffs
07/04PERTHGrace BarbéGrace Barbé
07/04MELBOURNELa Nuit BlancheLa Nuit Blanche
07/04SYDNEYLe Salon DadaLe Salon Dada
08/04MELBOURNERavel's Mother GooseRavel's Mother Goose
08/04 -11/04SYDNEYTASTIN'FRANCE 2019 - Dégustation professionnelle vins et spiritueux en AustralieTASTIN'FRANCE 2019 - Dégustation professionnelle vins et spiritueux en Australie
10/04ADELAIDEFACCI SA: European Business NetworkingFACCI SA: European Business Networking
10/04ADELAIDEEEC Masterclass: One Hour Wine SchoolEEC Masterclass: One Hour Wine School
10/04ADELAIDEThe Chemistry of WineThe Chemistry of Wine
10/04SYDNEYFrench Cooking Masterclass with Chef Pierre GaudinFrench Cooking Masterclass with Chef Pierre Gaudin
10/04SYDNEYFACCI NSW: Agile FundamentalsFACCI NSW: Agile Fundamentals
10/04 -12/04ADELAIDEWines from around the world comparative tasting with Bento Box LunchWines from around the world comparative tasting with Bento Box Lunch
10/04 -15/04MELBOURNEFanny Bouffante in ScandalsFanny Bouffante in Scandals
11/04ADELAIDEEEC Masterclass: Pinot Pioneers - Jane Eyre & William DownieEEC Masterclass: Pinot Pioneers - Jane Eyre & William Downie
11/04ADELAIDEFrench Cooking ClassFrench Cooking Class
11/04ADELAIDEGlasshouse Kitchen - CoastGlasshouse Kitchen - Coast
11/04ADELAIDEGlory of GrenacheGlory of Grenache
11/04 -20/04BRISBANEWine & Cheese Evening @ Le Fromage YardWine & Cheese Evening @ Le Fromage Yard
11/04CANBERRAThe MiserThe Miser
11/04PERTHThis is your life: Ted Dowling - Enter Stage Left and ActionThis is your life: Ted Dowling - Enter Stage Left and Action
11/04PERTHFrench Disco Roller NightFrench Disco Roller Night
12/04PERTHAuthor Natasha LesterAuthor Natasha Lester
12/04ADELAIDEEEC Masterclass: International Pinot Noir TastingEEC Masterclass: International Pinot Noir Tasting
12/04BRISBANEParliamentary Chefs Cooking School: French Dinner PartyParliamentary Chefs Cooking School: French Dinner Party
12/04MELBOURNEOur corner of the Somme: Australia at Villers-Bretonneux Book LaunchOur corner of the Somme: Australia at Villers-Bretonneux Book Launch
12/04MELBOURNEMeet the makers: Latta Vino Eastern Peake Salt Kitchen CharcuterieMeet the makers: Latta Vino Eastern Peake Salt Kitchen Charcuterie
12/04PERTHNora Heysen and Kathleen O'Connor: A ConversationNora Heysen and Kathleen O'Connor: A Conversation
12/04SUNSHINE COASTChampagne ClubChampagne Club
12/04SYDNEYCabaret at the MuseumCabaret at the Museum
12/04 -14/04SYDNEYThe rise and rise of Rosé ChampagneThe rise and rise of Rosé Champagne
13/04BENDIGO, VICAlliance Française French Film FestivalAlliance Française French Film Festival
13/04ADELAIDECider Fromage Orchard Harvest RendezvousCider Fromage Orchard Harvest Rendezvous
13/04ADELAIDEEEC Masterclass: Ashton Hills Reserve Pinot Vertical with Stephen GeorgeEEC Masterclass: Ashton Hills Reserve Pinot Vertical with Stephen George
13/04ADELAIDEEEC Masterclass: Sommelier SmackdownEEC Masterclass: Sommelier Smackdown
13/04ADELAIDEGlasshouse Kitchen - WildGlasshouse Kitchen - Wild
13/04ADELAIDEThe Art of FortifiedsThe Art of Fortifieds
13/04BRISBANEDreamscapesDreamscapes
13/04CENTRAL COAST, NSWEcstatic Beats: Danse et amourEcstatic Beats: Danse et amour
13/04MELBOURNEGauchito Gil's Malbec DayGauchito Gil's Malbec Day
13/04MELBOURNEAnimals Dancing: Toma KamiAnimals Dancing: Toma Kami
13/04MELBOURNEJackie's Swinging Swaying Saturday afternoonsJackie's Swinging Swaying Saturday afternoons
14/04SYDNEYBaby et LuluBaby et Lulu
14/04ADELAIDEMélange à troisMélange à trois
14/04ADELAIDEEEC Masterclass: C'est Gamay, C'est Chic!EEC Masterclass: C'est Gamay, C'est Chic!
14/04ADELAIDEThe Art of FortifiedsThe Art of Fortifieds
14/04PERTHRTRFM In the Pines- Grace BarbéRTRFM In the Pines- Grace Barbé
14/04MELBOURNELa Nuit BlancheLa Nuit Blanche
14/04SYDNEYLe Salon DadaLe Salon Dada
15/04SYDNEYGauchito Gil's Malbec DayGauchito Gil's Malbec Day
15/04ADELAIDEThe rise of proseccoThe Rise of Prosecco
15/04VICTOR HARBOR, SAEncounter Celebration Festival: Interactive talk on life at sea and craftEncounter Celebration Festival: Interactive talk on life at sea and craft
16/04MELBOURNEJulein Furnace "Faguette"Julein Furnace "Faguette"
16/04 -24/08SYDNEYFrench Talk: The Wives of the French President and their role from Madame de Gaulle to Brigitte MacronFrench Talk: The Wives of the French President and their role from Madame de Gaulle to Brigitte Macron
17/04MELBOURNEMelbourne for MirkaMelbourne for Mirka
17/04ARMIDALEPresentation on the French at Gallipoli by Geoff TankPresentation on the French at Gallipoli by Geoff Tank
17/04 -21/04MELBOURNEParadise RescuedParadise Rescued
17/04 -18/04MELBOURNEFanny Bouffante in ScandalsFanny Bouffante in Scandals
18/04MELBOURNEJouissanceJouissance
18/04BRISBANEChampagne MasterclassChampagne Masterclass
18/04CANBERRAExposing EdithExposing Edith
18/04VICTOR HARBOR, SAEncounter Celebration Festival: Interactive talk on life Trim the Cat and the EncounterEncounter Celebration Festival: Interactive talk on life Trim the Cat and the Encounter
18/04MELBOURNEJazzy Jeudi: Tamara KuldinJazzy Jeudi: Tamara Kuldin
20/04MELBOURNEImmersion Day: Cyrano de BergeracImmersion Day: Cyrano de Bergerac
20/04MELBOURNEPine Ginger Warehouse PartyPine Ginger Warehouse Party
21/04MELBOURNEJackie's Swinging Swaying Saturday afternoonsJackie's Swinging Swaying Saturday afternoons
21/04MELBOURNELa Nuit BlancheLa Nuit Blanche
24/04SYDNEYLe Salon DadaLe Salon Dada
24/04MELBOURNELa Nuit Blanche - Europa Night MarketLa Nuit Blanche - Europa Night Market
24/04 -08/05PERTHThe Left Bank Wine Club with ClairaultThe Left Bank Wine Club with Clairault
25/04 -12/05BYRON BAYAlliance Française French Film FestivalAlliance Française French Film Festival
26/04MELBOURNEThe MiserThe Miser
26/04CANBERRABeyond Villers- BretonneuxBeyond Villers- Bretonneux
26/04MELBOURNERuby My Dear LIVE (France) & Mindbuffer {Live + A/V}Ruby My Dear LIVE (France) & Mindbuffer {Live + A/V}
26/04 -28/04BERWICK, VICFriday French Grand TourFriday French Grand Tour
27/04PINJARRA, WAFairbridge Festival -Grace BarbéFairbridge Festival -Grace Barbé
27/04ADELAIDEMélange à troisMélange à trois
27/04SYDNEY300 Years of French Music and Art300 Years of French Music and Art
27/04HOBARTStart Air Games with Sound Artist Julia DrouhinStart Air Games with Sound Artist Julia Drouhin
27/04LANCEFIELD, VICLyons Will Estate Chardonnay MasterclassLyons Will Estate Chardonnay Masterclass
27/04MELBOURNEJackie's Swinging Swaying Saturday afternoonsJackie's Swinging Swaying Saturday afternoons
27/04 -28/04MELBOURNEFrench and Italian breadsFrench and Italian breads
27/04 - 11/08MELBOURNEPinots on Parade: A Pinot Noir tasting eventPinots on Parade: A Pinot Noir tasting event
28/04SYDNEYThe essential DuchampThe essential Duchamp
28/04BRISBANEThe Long French Sunday LunchThe Long French Sunday Lunch
28/04MELBOURNELa Nuit BlancheLa Nuit Blanche
29/04ADELAIDEThe age of cabernet- has it passed us by?The age of cabernet- has it passed us by?
29/04SYDNEYLe Salon DadaLe Salon Dada
30/04SYDNEYLes Grand Chefs Dinner - Joël RobuchonLes Grand Chefs Dinner - Joël Robuchon
30/04GOLD COASTExposing EdithExposing Edith

If we have missed any events, please let us know in the comments below.