La Belle Vie French market: A French market in Southern Sydney this Sunday

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Taren Point Public School is holding La Belle Vie French market this Sunday. The 4rh edition of this French market will see stalls selling food, drink as well as fashion, homewares, art products – perfect to buy your Mother’s Day gifts. 

La Belle Vie French Market


The school has been a member of the Australian Association of French English Bilingual Schools for four years and the market is also in its 4th year. Previous years have seen attendance of 5,000 people at the La Belle Vie French Market.  



Francophone Association of Southern Sydney (FASS), a local not for profit group which promotes French language and culture in the community, assists Taren Point Public School in making La Belle Vie Market happen. It’s involved in supplying volunteers on market day but also in the planning and organisation of the market event from an administration perspective.


This year there are more than 60 stalls offering fabulous French products across food, drink, fashion, homewares, art, as well as a Citroen Club car display and live music throughout the day.


LIVE MUSIC: ‘ACCORDI-ng To US’ will play from 9am to midday and singer, Christelle Nativel will perform from midday to close.




French products for yourself and for others

  • A French Affair  – tea towels and tablecloths
  • Au Revoir Les Filles – Parisian-style jewellery
  • Beju – hand crafted European jewellery
  • Big on Hats – wide-brimmed French hats and the iconic beret
  • Canal Plus – French cable TV
  • Decathlon – French sportswear
  • France at Home – your French supermarket online in Australia
  • French Cargo – diffusers, scents, body lotions, décor items, linens, jewellery, scarves and so much more
  • Fora Studios – unique and sustainable products for the modern garden, home and craft lover
  • Funked Up Eclectic Treasures – french/vintage inspired and funked up treasures
  • Holala Paris – French Homewares, designed in Australia and handmade in France

La Belle Vie French Market

  • Janneys Vinney vintage
  • Jan Roach vintage
  • Kalaf Artwork – epoxy resin serving boards, serving knives, kitchen utensils, coasters and wall art
  • La Brocante’ with Kathy Finch – pre-loved, vintage, retro and collectable pieces
  • Le Van du Livre – French books 
  • May Clementson vintage – French homewares
  • Mo Resin – jewellery with artistic designs embedded with materials such as Dutch Gold and Silver leaf into epoxy resin
  • Mrs Flowers – flowers straight from the Sydney Flower Markets to La Belle Vie French Market
  • Oatley Bay Candles
  • Pottery by Pottier – pottery and artworks
  • 2nd Vie (previously Just Swiss by Chris) – sustainable items hand made using fabric sourced from local business or from charities: car tidies, cutlery holders, lavender bags that can be used and re-used around the house, out and about, in the car, or just for decoration.
  • Secrets of Eden – pretty flower crowns and headbands for the princesses in your life, and unique Macrame creations
  • Toothless  – hand-made tooth fairy pillows
  • Whitelaw & Newton Decoupage Trays


Food & Drink stalls

  • Alexander Roastery – coffee
  • Baguette Brothers
  • Bella Icecream Van & Jumping Castles
  • Byron Bay Olive Co – Marinated olives, sweet garlic, extra-virgin olive oil and tapenade amongst other delicacies
  • Carne/Ash Rotisserie – rotisserie chicken and porchetta, roast potatoes
  • Cheese on Wheels
  • Choux Patisserie – beautiful éclairs
  • Citrus and Sugar – lemonade and delicious juices made from all real fruit, nothing artificial and no preservatives. 
  • Crepe de France
  • Fils de Pomme – French botanical organic cider 
  • Frenchies Bistro and Brewery – French style beers made for Aussies
  • Frencheese – raclette

  • French Oven – fine French pastry made my hand and not by machine
  • Great Southern mead & honey – honey fresh from the hive
  • Jeerys Tacos
  • La Bastide – charcuterie
  • La Bonne Crepe
  • La Bonne Fromagerie – cheeses
  • La Gitana – paella
  • Le BBQ 
  • Le Saucier – home-made pasta, pasta sauces and fine finishing sauces
  • Le Secret Wines – French wines, characteristic of their region and from small family owned vineyards
  • Les Petits Gars
  • Madame Madeleine – Madeleines in original flavours including lemon butter, French Earl Gray, matcha, caramelised honey.
  • Madleine Bakery – freshly baked madeleines 
  • Pistou – traditional French deli foods 
  • Sacre Bleu!  (Caneles and Co)
  • Stephs Gourmet Foods
  • The Original Smoke & Spice Company – herb and spice mixes
  • Tonton Bread – bread and pastries
  • Wendy’s Crafts –  jam, marmalade & relish


Club stalls

  • Citroen Car Club
  • FASS Book stall
  • Meccano Modellers Association
  • Taren Point Public School Enviro stall


Want to participate in a future edition of La Belle Vie French market?

Contact Anyes McLean via email at [email protected]. Stalls must have a French connection, to ensure the authenticity of the market.




WHAT: La Belle Vie French Market

WHEN: Sunday 1 May 9am to 3pm

WHERE: Taren Point Public School, 

HOW MUCH: Entry by coin donation at the gate – all proceeds assist the learning programs at Taren Point Public School


For other events with French links check out our what’s on in April article (the what’s on in May will be online this Sunday).



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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.




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
  • 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:


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.




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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





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:


What French activities are you going to do this month?




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