Bastille Day 2021!

Find below all the events organised for Bastille Day!

Written by Sacreblue!

29 Jun 2021

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Bastille Day is the national day of France, which is celebrated on 14 July each year to commemorate the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution, as well as the Fête de la Fédération that celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790.  

  • Alliance Française de Sydney

This year’s theme – France Around the World – will transport revellers to all corners of the French-speaking globe including West Africa, Tahiti, New Caledonia and beyond. The entertainment for the evening includes a live, 5-piece band from led by legendary Malian guitarist Moussa Diakite; an entertaining set of classic French hits from Parisian-born DJ Madame Rêve; and thrilling performances by French Polynesian and Cancan dancers. In addition, we will welcome French food stalls for guests to enjoy delicious crêpes; a tropical cocktail designed exclusively for the evening; and the opportunity to win fantastic prizes such as a luxurious French-Pacific holiday for two and more. 

Please find below some key details: 

  • VENUE: The Argyle, 18 Argyle Street, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000
  • PRICE: $20-$25 entry | $5 Raffle tickets
  • BOOKINGS: Here 
  • Event supported by City of Sydney through their CBD Activation Grant

  • Alliance Française de Canberra

Join the Alliance Française Canberra for a unique workshop on the 10th of July (EVENT POSTPONED) between 3:00pm and 5:00pm.

Come and learn french songs and vocabulary with our teacher Cécile, then sing along with award-winning French-born singer and songwriter Pauline before the concert!

Award-winning French-born singer and songwriter Pauline Maudy is coming to Canberra for a special Bastille Day concert featuring Meg Burstow (piano) and Mircha Mangiacotti (guitar).

Come and celebrate Bastille Day at Alliance Française and be prepared for an evening of music, mulled wine and crêpes.

Join Pauline Maudy for this rare, intimate concert at the Alliance Francaise featuring some of her award-winning compositions and favourite French and jazz songs in French and English. 

  • VENUE: 66 McCaughey St, Turner 2612, Canberra
  • PRICE: Non members: $60 | Members: $51
  • BOOKINGS: Here

Pauline Maudy performing La Vie en Rose 

  • Alliance Française d’Adélaïde

Join the Alliance Française d’Adélaïde for a Bastille Day celebration with live music and fun for the whole family. Enjoy a night with: DJ Bennymax, Pamplemousse, Bubble Man, Bugs and Slugs, Face Painting and so much more. They are looking forward to seeing you there! 

  • DATE: Sunday 18 July, 6pm to 11pm
  • VENUE: Plant 4, 5 Third Street, Bowden
  • PRICE: $15 per Adult | Free for children under 12
  • BOOKINGS: Here

Ticket price includes entertainment, an individual food box and a glass of French bubbles on arrival.

  • French Consulate/Alliance Française de Melbourne

The joie de vivre returns to Melbourne this winter when the Bastille Day French Festival, presented by Peugeot, celebrates Bastille Day and all things French at Fed Square.

While we can’t travel to France, the Bastille Day French Festival is bringing a slice of France to the heart of Melbourne with a free two day multicultural celebration of French culture, music, food, history, art and fashion.

The Festival also offers a dynamic multicultural online and digital program.

For more program information, visit

  • DATE: 3 and 4 September 2021
  • VENUE: Fed Square’s Atrium, The Edge and Western Terrace
  • PRICE: Entry is free to the French Winter Market and entertainment program. Prices may apply to the Les Lumieres Talks and Masterclasses.
  • BOOKINGS: Here

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  • Alliance Française de Perth

In collaboration with the FACCI, the Maison de France and the French Consulate, the Alliance Française is organising the annual Bastille Day celebrating with a dinner immersed in the most beautiful French atmosphere in Perth.

This year, the AF de Perth is inviting you to join them for an elegant dinner with French food, drinks and entertainment.

  • DATE: Saturday 10 July, 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
  • VENUE: Claremont Yatch Club, 4 Victoria AvenueClaremont 6010 Perth Australia
  • PRICE: $70 AF Members | $90 Non Members
  • BOOKINGS: Here

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