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Celebrate Bastille Day with a free family picnic event at La Perouse

Published Date
05/07/2019
News Topic
Bastille Day

Say bonjour and santé to your fellow Francophiles at Randwick City Council’s picnic-themed Bastille Day celebration on Sunday July 14 at the La Perouse Museum and grounds from 9.30am until 2pm.

To celebrate the French National Day, Randwick Council will host a free family picnic fun day, with music, food stalls kids’ activities and entertainment. The event will also include a wreath-laying ceremony and historical re-enactments, including the firing of two cannons.

“We’re pleased to be the home of the iconic La Perouse Museum, which houses many artefacts that highlight the important connection between Australia and France,” said Randwick Mayor Kathy Neilson. “Sites like La Perouse have helped to shape Sydney’s colonial history and forge our strong links with France, so it makes sense to celebrate Bastille Day on the grounds of the Museum.

“We hope families will come down to experience a little taste of French culture and enjoy a day out together.”

Visitors can bring their own picnic blanket and food or choose from one of the stalls offering an array of food such as cheese, macarons, bread, crepes, patisserie items and icecream.

In addition to traditional lawn games, French language class and a macron-making workshop, children can participate in a Parisian-style art or ballet lesson and audiences will be entertained by a wandering accordion player or the Gaston Soufflé kids show.

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