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Bastille Festival

July 15, 2023 - July 16, 2023

Bastille Festival Franschhoek

Experience a taste of France in the heart of the Cape in the enchanting Franschhoek Wine Valley and celebrate Bastille on 15 and 16 July 2023. The picturesque Franschhoek Valley is bound to come alive with vibrant activities and an abundance of French flair, offering a weekend filled with indulgent food and the renowned fine wines of Franschhoek.

Immerse yourself in the French ambiance of the magnificent Winelands by donning your berets and dressing in shades of red, white and blue. Take a leisurely stroll along the bustling main road and partake in the merriment of bespoke village shopping and lively street entertainment, featuring local drummers, musicians and performance artists. This year, Prescient proudly partners with the Bastille Festival, adding excitement to the Main Street festivities and celebrations.

For those seeking an extra incentive to dress up, fabulous prizes await the best-dressed attendees throughout the weekend. Expect fierce competition as visitors showcase their finest red, white, and blue ensembles, with a special nod to period pieces. The person with the most outstanding attire will win a coveted return air ticket to France, generously sponsored by Air France.

Franschhoek has long been renowned for its exceptional wine production and culinary delights, earning its place among the top global wine destinations. The Bastille weekend provides the perfect backdrop for guests to fully immerse themselves in French culture and pay homage to France’s rich heritage – particularly the historic storming of the Bastille prison in 1789. Even those who prefer not to partake in wine tasting can still soak up the vibrant atmosphere by exploring the streets, supporting local businesses and enjoying a delightful lunch at one of the many renowned restaurants proudly flying the flag during the Bastille weekend.

This event offers all visitors a delightful taste of France within the beautiful surroundings of Franschhoek. It is a must for your winter calendar and pre-booking is essential to ensure your spot and avoid disappointment.

Franschhoek Wine Valley proudly presents this event in partnership with our sponsors: Prescient, Air France, and INEOS Grenadier, the uncompromising 4×4.


July 15, 2023
July 16, 2023
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Franschhoek Wine Valley
+27(0) 66 224 6360
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