Franschhoek Bastille Festival 2019


franschhoek_bastille_festival_lr-41_800_533_70The Franschhoek Wine Valley once again hosts the annual Bastille Festival, where locals and visitors celebrate the valley’s centuries-old French Huguenot heritage.

The Food and Wine Marquee is set against the backdrop of the historic Huguenot Monument, where guests sample the valley’s wines on offer or have a taste of the gourmet fare available to purchase from some of Franschhoek’s well-known eateries.

Also available at the event: a quirky caricature artist who captures guests’ Bastille experience, the popular Porcupine Ridge Barrel Rolling Competition and a children’s area. U18s must be accompanied by an adult.

2019 dates and times to be confirmed.

“The festival was a hugely fun combination of all things French with all the joys our Winelands has to offer.” Read Melanie Beck’s review of the Bastille Festival 2011.

Venue: Franschhoek Huguenot Monument, 13 Lambrechts Rd, Franschhoek
Time: tbc
Cost: tbc

Tel: 021 876 2861
Facebook: Franschhoekbastillefestival
Twitter: Franschhoek_SA




Discussion145 Comments

  1. I have never never been to a Bastille Day fest – got my red beret and stripey sailor T ready! Je t’adore!

  2. Never been to this festival before! Would love to attend! #Holdingthumbs #silvousplais #Bastille #vino

  3. My red beret is gathering too much dust. The annual Bastille Festival is the only time it gets out and about.
    Please for the sake of my Beret pick me.

  4. It is 10.30 at night and I am just finishing work ……. boy could I do with a celebratory weekend in Franschhoek ……… absolutely definitely

  5. I’d love to take my soul mate here! It’s our favorite place and anniversary, after a long time in different continents. I’d love to spoil him!

  6. Karin Lee Howard

    I’ve never been but always wanted to go. I would love to win! I hope this is the year. 🙂

  7. Chantal Carstens

    Me, me, me!!! I’ve only been once and it was amazing! Would be great to win 4 tickets and take some friends along.

  8. Here we come. French Huegenot Heritage in Franschhoek Wine Valley with nice food and music and much much more. The Batille Festival.

  9. Beulah Ann Lakay

    HI – I have never been to this Event. On my bucket list, but always creeps up on me when I am not looking. Please let me know if I win, so I can attend with my friend Gaby Fluxman.

      • Thanks Leeanne, my friends and I are so stoked about this event. it’s our first time, at least two of them plus me. Thanks #whatsonincapetown. We will def post pics…selfie queens, in our red, blue and white.

  10. I for one and more than happy to celebrate the Huguenots great contribution to the wine industry in South Africa.
    Vive la French Huguenot

  11. I am not saying I will win the Porcupine Ridge Barrel Rolling Competition but I am going to give it one almighty go

  12. Christina Van Neel

    I have never experienced this….want to explore my own country and just something else than the boring usual routine. Honestly that is all.


  13. We have tickets for Saturday 15 July. It would be so nice to treat a friend and ”make the circle bigger”!

  14. Sharon van Rooyen

    My husband is learning French so this would give him a huge boost, perhaps speak some French and enjoy all things French! Pick me!

  15. oohh what a wonderful experience this would be for Me and my kids! Pick me ! J’aimerais vraiment gagner! have never been to this type of festival

  16. Never been to the festival before and leaving for France (yes the real France) the next day ……….yeaaaahh
    Would love to get the feeling of being in France before I go …….. Fun , Food , Wine and celebrations

  17. My blogging team would love to attend – to share the experience with our followers and photograph it all.
    Cannot wait!

    Our new site launches next week!

  18. Would absolutely love to go to go to Frranschoek to celebrate Bastille Day, for the first time. This will be my fiancee’s first weekend off in months & I’d really like to spoil him. 🙂

  19. My son is in gr 8 and doing French as an additional language (first time ever he learning a new language). He needs to do an oral on “les fetes en France” and he has chosen Bastille Day. This event will allow him to experience the featival and perhaps get 100% for his oral presentation.

    Please please pick me / for my son?

  20. AAh, this would be awesome. I’d love to take my sister and her kids. I’ve never had the chance to go to the Festival before this would be a great prize!

  21. I am so in love with the French Culture and would absolutely love this opportunity to celebrate Bastille day

  22. I would love to surprise my boyfriend and his friends with this great experience, fingers crossed FRANSCHOEK BASTILLE FESTIVAL ??

  23. Used to celebrate Bastille Day in Cannes, the opening day of the International Pyrotechnic Festival, usually delightful weather, looking forward to being cold and thrilled to be in French Town!

  24. Deoni Mackenzie

    Hey whatson, this would be so awesome, I have a friend visiting from Turkey and would love to show him this. S’il vous plaît! 🙂
    Many thanks, Deoni. Viva La Whatson!

  25. Socotra Williams

    Lived in Cape Town all my life but never been to this
    incroyable festival! Baquettes, berets and besties. Would love to make some beautiful memories 🙂

  26. We have never done this and as pensioners it is not always that we are able to afford something like this.However we would love to attend this. We enjoy wine and cheese and the special treats one gets at these events.
    I see that you have only one price and not one for pensioners.

  27. Kimatha Moodley

    This sounds incredible and would be a much-needed escape on my only weekend off in July! Wine, cheese and a taste of France – what more could you ask for!

  28. Yes, please. Will be in Cape Town that weekend and would love to bring my family members with me. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  29. Allez le bleu!! I am ready to win this awesome prize please…..pretty please…with a beret on top!

  30. Jacqueline April

    Have not been to the Bastille Festival but I do love… cheese and wine also Franschhoek is a beautiful place to visit

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