* 2019 dates not yet confirmed * Every year, in July, Franschhoek celebrates Bastille Day with wine and food tastings, music and markets. “Bastille Day” is the name given in English-speaking countries to the French “Fête Nationale” – commemorating the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison during the French Revolution. With its centuries-old French-Huguenot roots, Franschhoek colours red, white and blue while showcasing the best the valley has to offer.
A social calendar highlight, the weekend long event is guaranteed to bring out the Parisian in you. The captivating village is a hive of activities, dressed to the nines in the French colours of red, blue and white for the weekend, embracing its French heritage, and adding to the hype and excitement the weekend has become known for. Although the valley embraces the French theme to perfection, the Food & Wine Marquee, which is set against the backdrop of the historic Huguenot Monument, is the place to be and be seen. As Winter sets in the marquee is guaranteed to keep out the cold yet still offering exquisite views of the mountain. Ample parking on the grounds allow for comfortable walking distance to and from the village. Sample the superb Franschhoek wines on offer or treat your taste buds to the selection of delicious gourmet fare available to purchase from some of Franschhoek’s well-known eateries.
For more information visit www.franschhoekbastille.co.za.