10 French markets and festivals happening around Australia this November

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Did you know that there are ten French markets and festivals happening around Australia this month? A wonderful occasion to pick up Christmas gifts for the francophile in your life or to simply treat yourself!

French markets and festivals

French markets and festivals this weekend: 5 & 6 November 



La Grande Fête 


Saturday 5th November 2022, 10am to 4pm

Les marchés et festivals français en novembre et décembre

La Grande Fête is one of the largest public school fêtes in the ACT, is sure to be a magnifique day out for the whole family!


You’ll find delicious food, carnival rides, the annual Canberra French Car Clubs display, live entertainment, clothing, books and market stalls.


You can also get the kids unlimited rides for $25 when pre-purchased here: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/973009




FANS French Market 

Killarney Heights Public School, Killarney Heights, NSW 2087 (Entrance: Tralee Avenue, Melwood Avenue or Tramore Place)

Sunday 6 November 2022 from 9am to 4pm

From a small local school party attended by the nearby community to an iconic event welcoming nearly 10,000 visitors at the last edition, the French Market is recognised as the French cultural celebration bringing people together from all over Sydney and beyond; this is one of the biggest French cultural highlights in New South Wales. This year marks the 16th edition of the FANS French Market.


Food stalls selling charcuterie & baguette sandwiches, croque monsieur, ‘niçoise’ salad, madeleines or crêpes and waffles. Other fine food delicacies including foie gras, duck confit, truffle products, cheese, saucissons, nougat or macaroons.


Plenty of stalls to buy French and French inspired products including the famous ‘marinières’, ‘cirés bretons’, the French espadrilles, berets, bags and jewellery. Decorate your house with homemade lampshades, candlesticks, ceramics, or original books.


The FANS French Market creates a ‘guinguette’ atmosphere with the greatest classics of French music and lots of fun for the children with a dozen of different games, fairs or rides including dodgem cars, bouncing castles and slides.


French markets and festivals on 19 & 20 November 2022




Le Festival’s French Christmas Market

West End

19-20 November

Le Festival French markets and festivals

Enjoy festive French frivolity at Le Festival’s 2022 “Marché de Noël” (Christmas Market) this November!


Brisbane’s West Village will be transformed into a magical Marché de Noël, illuminated in festive ‘bleu-blanc-rouge’!


This French ‘Marché de Noël’ will once again bring together and showcase local unique, French-inspired talents, to celebrate the festive season the French way. With an array of stalls with a French connection, a specially selected range of artist and artisan stalls, a French bar, Le Festival’s own Merchandise Stall, entertainment, a raffle, and more, this will be the perfect way to step into the Christmas spirit!



Alliance Française French Market 


Saturday 19th November 2022 (10am to 4pm)

Les marchés et festivals français en novembre et décembre

The Alliance Française French Market will hold its annual market with more than 30 stalls giving you a taste of French culture, food and drinks Lay back and enjoy French food and drinks in the picnic area or have a go at pétanque, sway to the live music and let your kids run wild with special activities just for kids.




Le Marché Willoughby Twilight market

Macquarie University

Friday 18th November 2022 from 3:30pm to 8:30pm.

French markets and festivals

Le Marché Willoughby’s Macquarie University twilight market is back. Do your Christmas shopping while enjoying cocktails and food and listening to music provided by DJs or musicians playing live.


It’s a family and dog friendly rendezvous!


French markets and festivals on 25, 26 & 27 November 2022



Alliance Française French Market 

Soldiers’ Memorial Gardens, Cnr Unley Rd & Thomas St, Unley

Friday 25 November: 5pm – 9pm & Saturday 26 November: 10am – 9pm

French markets and festivals

The AF d’Adelaides French market is back after a COVID-19 hiatus. Enjoy French food from crepes, to flammekeuche and even Vietnamese street food or artisan ice-cream.


Do your Christmas shopping with French spirits, olive oils, charcuterie, French supermarket products, French books and more.


There’s a variety of live entertainment from traditional French chanson to French dance music and some latino and rock in between.



Marché de Noël

Sunday, 27 November 2022 9am-3pm

Collins Ave., Edge Hill

Les marchés et festivals français en novembre et décembre

Alliance Française de Cairns is having a Christmas market, and they will also have a stall at the tanks market.


Be surprised by the delicacies and beautiful crafts made by some of their members to raise funds for Alliance Française de Cairns.




French Fest

Taren Point Public School

Saturday 26 November

Les marchés et festivals français en novembre et décembre

Join Taren Point school for a French inspired live music event. Bring your joie de vivre, picnic rug, family and friends for a fun evening!


French markets and festivals on 3 & 4 December 2022



Bastille Market Xmas in Paris

The Station

4 December

Newcastle, get ready for a fabulous Xmas in Paris market!

There are over 50 stalls lined up for this year’s Christmas edition including French food, live music, unique Christmas shopping and artisans!




Lycée Condorcet Sydney International French School Marché de Noel

758 Anzac Parade MAROUBRA

3 December 2022 10am- 5pm

French markets and festivals

This French school Christmas market is back with stalls selling clothing, accessories, art, cosmetic and natural products, wine and cheese, take-away dishes and sweets.


They are currently looking for stallholders: https://www.facebook.com/Lycee.Condorcet


So, there you go! 10 French markets and festivals to check out between now and Christmas. Bonne fȇte!


For other events with French links happening around Australia this month, check out our What’s on in November.



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Bastille Festival Sydney returns bigger and better in 2022

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Marking 10 years since its first festival in 2012, Bastille Festival Sydney is back with its Food, Wine & Art Revolution in the heart of Sydney. A French-inspired winter Festival bringing the best food, wine and art to the Customs House forecourt. They’re calling it a “A Feast’ival – a culinary journey to France without the jetlag”.

Bastille Festival Sydney

Here’s some of what you’ll find at Bastille Festival Sydney:

  • The Parisian Foodie Village​ (located in front of Customs House): over 70 food stalls selling traditional French foodie treats, such as raclette and fondue from the Alps, choucroute and flammkuchen from the East of France, crepes and cheeses from Normandy as well as saucisson, fresh baguettes, soups, croque-monsieur and more!
    Bastille Festival Sydney
  • Chef Village (next to the Museum of Contemporary Art) – the main entertainment stage -speciality dishes with a French fusion from a selection of Bastille Festival Sydney’s favourite restaurants – think Camembert Arancini, Creamy mushrooms Gnocchi, French Paella, Churros with French Jams and so much more. 30 recipes have been created exclusively for the Bastille Festival Sydney!
  • Watch Tefal chefs prepare their take on French dishes masterclasses: Justine Schofield with her take on the snails bourguignon or Jason Roberts prepare a unique Soupe à l’oignon (onion soup)… and even better, you will also taste it! https://bastillefestival.com.au/tefal-chef-village/
  • Free hands-on cooking sessions – try your hand at crepe making (bookings required: https://bastillefestival.com.au/tefal-chef-village/ )
  • A wine walk of 8 wine regions across 8 les bars à vin (wine bars) – travel through the wines from Bordeaux, Bourgogne and Provence wines, while strolling from Circular Quay to the Rocks. Book your Bastille Festival Wine Walk here: https://bastillefestival.com.au/product/bastille-wine-walk/
    Bastille Festival Sydney
  • Mulled wine chalets – warm up with a delicious glass of vin chaud – delicious spiced wine beverage full of cinnamon, star anise and cloves.
  • French craft beers – if wine isn’t your thing (or even if it is), you can try French craft beers at First Fleet Park.
  • Wine & Cheese Feast – a 2 hour Sommelier led journey through France’s finest wine and cheese regions hosted in a private house in The Rocks. Book your feast here: https://bastillefestival.com.au/french-wine-cheese-feast-bastille-festival/



WHAT: Bastille Festival Sydney

WHERE: Customs House forecourt and Loftus street, SYDNEY

WHEN: Four days and nights to indulge

  • Thursday 14th of July : 12pm – 10pm
  • Friday 15th of July : 10am – 11pm
  • Saturday 16th of July : 10am – 11pm.
  • Sunday 17th of July : 10am – 8pm

HOW: Just show up (except if you want to attend the masterclasses or ticketed experiences, in which case, purchase your ticket via the Bastille Festival Sydney website: https://bastillefestival.com.au/

HOW MUCH: Entry is free except for the ticketed experiences


Will you be attending Bastille Festival Sydney?


For other ways to celebrate Bastille Day 2022 around Australia, click here.



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