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  1. Franschhoek Bastille Festival: Embracing The Nouveau Normal

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    July is Bastille month and celebrating its 27th year since it was launched, the Franschhoek Bastille Festival, will still be taking place, but with a twist. This year the festival comes to you. 

    Franschhoek Wine Valley will bring you a virtual Bastille festival, which allows you to enjoy Franschhoek’s offerings in the comfort of your home. An exciting line up is on the cards and all will be revealed in time.

    This promises to be a Franschhoek Bastille Festival like no other, embracing our new normal and celebrating all things French. Get your red, white and blue outfit ready and follow all our social media channels for an unforgettable experience.

    Watch the press for further details. 

  2. Keeping it fabulously French in Franschhoek this July

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    Traditionally July is associated with hibernation as we feel the full force of Winter. The Franschhoek Wine Valley is anything but sleepy as it embraces this month with French vigour.

    During July Franschhoek locals celebrate their French heritage with a little extra pomp and ceremony as they welcome visitors to the village for the annual Franschhoek Bastille Festival. The festival coincides with Bastille Day in France, which is celebrated on 14 July each year.

    A two-day social calendar highlight which takes place at the historic Huguenot Monument and guaranteed to bring out the Parisian in you. The village comes alive as shops and restaurants dotted along the Main Road are kitted out in the traditional French colours of red, white and blue. Even the wine farms in and around the valley showcase their finest French flair during this weekend. Visitors can choose to wander in and around the village exploring Bastille offerings or make their way to the Food & Wine Marquee at the Huguenot Monument for the ultimate in festival experiences. This is the place to be and be seen as you sample a selection of Franschhoek wines and French inspired food on offer. For ticket prices and more information visit

    The best part of the Bastille Festival weekend is that it falls within the school holidays. For those wanting to take their children with, Sunday’s festivities are ideally suited for the whole family. Ample fun kiddies’ entertainment for the young ones will ensure that mom and dad can also look forward to a carefree festival experience. Kids can also look forward to delicious treats to keep hungry tummies at bay.

    If you prefer spending a quieter weekend in Franschhoek then we have the answer. Franschhoek’s popular Mystery Weekends offer surprise, relaxation and pure indulgence – and if you haven’t booked you’re definitely missing out on this ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity. Ideally suited to couples, the Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are packaged to absolute perfection, and holds the promise of revealing Franschhoek’s finest wines, world-class cuisine, bespoke experiences and so much more. And the best part is you don’t have to book anything. The next weekend is scheduled for the 27th and 28th of July, but don’t delay as these weekends sell out fast. For all the need-to-know details visit

    Make the most of this wintry month by exploring the Franschhoek Wine Valley and its world-class offerings. Cozy warm fireplaces, robust red wines and soul comforting food are some of the highlights you are bound to find on your Franschhoek exploration. Not forgetting the vast selection of art galleries in and around the valley as well as quaint boutique shops. Franschhoek is suited to everyone – solo travelers, couples and even families.

    A day simply isn’t enough to discover all that Franschhoek has to offer and you don’t need an excuse. Be it a festival, special offering or simply just a visit Franschhoek awaits your arrival this July.

    For more information on Franschhoek’s fine winter offerings visit

  3. Bastille Festival Competition #3 – win tickets!

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    Did you know that you can win a fabulous trip for two to the Seychelles at this year’s Franschhoek Bastille Festival? What is the deal? Simply show us your moves on the dance floor on Saturday and Sunday at the Bastille Food & Wine Marquee! What is the catch? We are dancing the Sega – a traditional Seychelles dance! Do you have what it takes?

    Simply visit our competition post and tell us if you will be joining us on the dance floor this coming weekend and you will be entered into our draw to stand a chance of winning four tickets to the Franschhoek Bastille Festival on Sunday 13 July 2014. Winners will be announced on Wednesday 9 July 2014.

    Still not sure what the Sega is? Watch this great video of this dance below: