Grab your beret, your smelliest cheese and your tallest wine glass because Bastille Day will once again be celebrated in the French corner of the Western Cape – Franschhoek.
After a two-year hiatus, Franschhoek is pulling out all the stops as it celebrates Bastille on 16th and 17th of July, which will take place on the main road of Franschhoek, with all things French-inspired.
Dress up in your finest red, white and blue, not forgetting your beret, as you soak in all that Franschhoek has to offer – great wines, delicious food and superb hospitality.
The village’s Main Road will be buzzing with activities, including French-inspired street food offerings from the restaurants situated along the way. Grab a freshly baked croissant, filled baguettes, croque monsieur, moules frites or a piping hot cinnamon sugar pancake as you take in the day’s festivities.
Take things a step further and channel your inner Marie Antoinette or Charles de Gaulle for the day by hiring a costume! Even more exciting is the music. Franschhoek’s local band will add to the festive vibe throughout the weekend at the Town Hall, so make sure that you stop over and warm yourself up by showing off your dance moves.
Not forgetting the region’s superb wines, which will be served from two locations – Franschhoek Cellars and The Franschhoek Square – where you will get to sample wines from Franschhoek’s Vignerons. What better excuse to stock up on wines for the winter season.
To avoid disappointment pre-order your tasting glasses and wine coupons (eight coupons per person), at R180 per person, directly through Webtickets. Additional tasting coupons will be available to purchase.
For more information on what to expect visit their website.
Pictures: Franschhoek Wine Valley