Franschhoek Bastille Festival

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Dust off your berets and dress up in your finest red; white and blue for this year’s Franschhoek Bastille Festival, which takes place on 11 and 12 July. A favourite amongst visitors far and wide, the Franschhoek Bastille Festival scooped the Crowd Pleaser Award at the 2014 KLINK Awards - a consumer-driven, interactive wine tourism competition.

Visitors can look forward to sipping, sampling and savouring some of the Franschhoek’s superb wines in the comfort of the Food and Wine Marquee, situated at the Huguenot Monument – the perfect venue, with exquisite mountain backdrops, and ample parking within walking distance. Treat your taste buds to a gastronomic feast with delicious fare from some of Franschhoek’s well-known restaurants. Entrance tickets cost R200 per person, which includes a complimentary tasting glass, a booklet of tasting coupons as well as a R20 wine voucher to be used on the day. Additional coupons can be purchased on the day. Pre-booking through is essential, as no more visitors will be admitted once the marquee is full.

Kitted out in its finest French flare the town is a hive of activities, which includes the popular Franschhoek Boules Tournament, the Delta Valley Entertainers as well as the Porcupine Ridge Barrel Rolling Competition.  Other not to be missed attractions are the Farmers Markets in the Town Hall and the Church grounds, with musicians and carnival performers adding to the festival experience.

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  • The Franschhoek Bastille Festival was recognized as the best Tourism Related Event of the Year at the 2013 Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayoral Tourism Awards.
  • Franschhoek is a member of the Délice Network of Good Food Cities of the World.
  • Franschhoek was voted Number 3 in the 2015 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Top 10 Destinations in South Africa.
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