Bastille Day

Tuesday 14 July 2020

Bastille Day, or la Fête nationale (French National Day), is celebrated every year on 14 July to commemorate the Storming of the Bastille, a turning point in the French Revolution in 1789.

Most years we hold an event in La Perouse to celebrate with the French community. This year we'll celebrate online. You can watch a livestream of events from the La Perouse Monument (not open to the public) via our Facebook page, starting at 11am on Tuesday 14 July.

On the day, you can watch a video that traces the connection between La Perouse the suburb and Lapérouse the explorer, and the kids can learn how to make crepes with entertainer Gaston Souffle!

Bastille Day

Here are some highlights from the 2019 Bastille Day celebrations on the grounds of La Perouse Museum.
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