Franschhoek Bastille FestivalFranschhoek
Celebrating the rich Huguenot history in the Franschhoek Valley, the Bastille Festival offers a feast of food, wine and a wide variety of entertainment and activities making for a great weekend away. The small town of Franschhoek turns red, blue and white for the duration of the festival, and the main street is decorated with bunting and French flags.The hotel industry gets involved with the festival too, with many of the local guesthouses and hotels offering festival specials.
Visitors can browse the many interesting galleries, stalls and boutique stores in Franschhoek while taking in this fun celebration of French culture. Activities include the traditional game of boules, barrel rolling, chef and waiter races, and a French Film Festival at Le Quartier Français. The quaint town of Franschhoek provides the perfect backdrop to celebrate the culture and gastronomy of France.
The Bastille Food and Wine Marquee is a central attraction with many of the local chefs offering tastings of a variety of foods from handmade chocolates to French cheeses, from oysters to local trout. All this is combined with the many award winning wines produced in the Franschhoek Wine Valley. Unique Bastille themed menus are offered at the many award-winning restaurants in the valley showcasing the best of the chefs and local wine makers. The festival offers something for everyone, both young and old, and is a fun celebration of a long-lasting heritage in a beautiful part of South Africa.
To book accommodation for the Bastille Festival, go to Franschhoek Accommodation.