le festival - your french rendez-vous in Brisbane

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Enjoy all things French at Le Festival 2020, your next French Rendez-vous in Brisbane.

16, 17, 18 October 2020

Musgrave Park, South Brisbane

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Bonjour Brisbane !

Experience the best of France in an authentic cultural experience like no other at Le Festival 2020!

From entertainment to gastronomy, education to lifestyle, and everything in between, enjoy a genuine cultural immersion at Brisbane’s very own “coin de France”.

Francophones, Francophiles, Brisbanites, and the wider communities, this event has been curated especially for you! Our peak French “rendez-vous” in Queensland, Le Festival brings communities together in a united setting to strengthen French-Australian cultural and business relationships. Celebrating the spirit of France in Australia since 2010, our event has become a highlight of Queensland’s cultural calendar and every year we strive to make it even better.

Rendez-vous à Musgrave Park on 16-17-18 October 2020!

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Cultural Conferences

Do you like to learn new things? Are you interested in a broader francophone experience? Would you like to broaden your horizons and expand your knowledge of French culture?
You’ve come to the right place!

French Market

Our French Market hosts a colourful array of delicious French Food, authentic French products and services, and French institutions sharing what they do best. With “savoir-faire” and flair, let us whisk you away to the streets of France with our wonderful exhibitors.

Entertainment

A stellar group of performers are set to light up the Main Stage. Our program includes the favourites such as Can-Can, to entertaining jazz and DJ sets. Roving performers will also be roaming around throughout the festival so they can entertain you on the go!

Masterclasses

Join a cooking class with expert chefs, learn the secrets to making French delights, and take advantage of a fully immersive, educational experience ‘a la française’. Enjoy one or more of the Masterclasses on offer – free entry is inclusive as a bonus!

VIP LOUNGE

Experience the luxury side of French culture with the VIP Lounge, where you can relax away from the bustle of the crowd while sampling the finest French champagnes and cheeses. We will also treat you to a goodie bag, courtesy of our sponsor, and free entry is inclusive!

Exclusive Bar and more

Offering an extensive range of high-quality French wines and champagnes, the Prestige Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of bubbly, as you would with friends in Paris. White, red, champagne

The Embassy of France in Australia is proud to support “Le Festival – Brisbane French Festival”. Organised by the vibrant francophone and francophile community of Brisbane, Le Festival – Brisbane French Festival continues to thrive and has therefore skillfully imbedded itself as a major event in Brisbane. Boasting great success, it highlights not only the strength but outstanding growth of French contributions to the cultural landscape of Queensland. The increase of contributions like these can only reflect the ever-blossoming French-Australian dynamic truly present across all of Australia.
I greatly look forward to celebrating Bastille Day in South Bank next July!

Christophe Penot
Ambassador of France to Australia

Le Festival  has become over the years one of the most essential events in Brisbane to celebrate Bastille Day, showcasing French know-how and its Associations in all their diversity. It has become a link between the French and Australian communities.Congratulations to the organisers and volunteers who contribute fully to this Franco-Australian friendship.

Nicolas Croizier
Consul-general of France in Australia

Le Festival was such a wonderful week-end. So much happening ! Wine, champagne, cookery courses, great entertainment on the main stage for everyone to enjoy and of course the food with quintessential stalls. What I really enjoyed and made me so proud, was the way people embrace the Francophile atmosphere and just have a great time ! The organization of such an event is not easy but the team behind it does such a fantastic job under the guidance of Betty Moinet making it a must in the calendar.

Bruno Loubet
Le Festival's 2018 Ambassador - Le Cordon Bleu Chef

At Le Festival, there is a nice and relaxed atmosphere, the location in South Bank is perfectly chosen, and the program is varied, from master classes to Can Can performances, and much more in between. Le Festival offers a full immersion into French culture, especially from a culinary point of view with a variety of stalls offering French regional specialties. The wine pavilion is also an excellent way to discover or re-discover the big French wine-producing regions. Overall, Le Festival is the ideal place for lovers of France, its culture, and its gastronomy.Thank you again for these lovely moment.

Paul Taylor
Le Festival 2017's Ambassador, French-English comedian

Over the past decade, for an eagerly anticipated weekend in July, Southbank’s Cultural Forecourt becomes a little corner of France. Le Festival has become one of the largest and most successful French Festivals in Australia. With a fabulous committee, the generous support of sponsors, and the enthusiasm of Francophiles from Brisbane and beyond, Le Festival gives visitors a real French experience in the heart of Brisbane. French Affair has been a part of Le Festival since the very beginning and we are proud to be part of this incredible event. We congratulate Le Festival on 10 magnifique years.

Sue McGary
French Affair

The Festival was a terrific event for our business. It was extremely well-organised and managed by everyone involved (including all the wonderful volunteers) and we thought the exposure we had during the 2.5 days was well worth the pack-up and drive from Melbourne.

We’re already looking forward to next year - it has become our favourite Australian festival.

Penny Attiwill
La Brocante

Thank you very much to Le Festival's  team and volunteers. Great organisation & really friendly staff.

We love this atmosphere and will definitely come back!
A bientôt & Merci!

Sébastien Laboucarie
Voila! Wine & Co

For many years now, Sofitel Brisbane Central has been happily associated with the Brisbane French Festival. It is a fantastic opportunity for us to join the biggest annual French gathering in Brisbane and showcase our common French identity to a very large crowd of enthusiastic Francophones and Francophiles.
Congratulations for another great edition!

Claire Mathieu
Marketing Executive - Sofitel Brisbane Central

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