Bastille Day

In 2021, we’re celebrating Bastille Day a little bit differently … discover this year’s theme France Around the World.

With widespread travel restrictions still in place, we’re hosting a special edition of Bastille Day that will transport you not only to France, but to all the corners of the globe. Travel with us to France, West Africa, Tahiti and New Caledonia in a celebratory evening of music, cocktails, fun and festivities.

Feel the rhythm of Afrobeat dance music with a live 5-piece band led by legendary Malian guitarist Moussa Diakite; dance and sing-a-long to all your favourite French hits during an entertaining set from Parisian-born DJ Madame Rêve; enjoy thrilling performances by French Polynesian and Cancan dancers; delight your tastebuds with delicious crêpes and other tasty treats; go in the draw to win fantastic prizes throughout the evening and so much more!

So, what are you waiting for? Stamp your passport and climb aboard - c’est la fête! 


After a 2-year hiatus, the Alliance Française de Sydney – in partnership with numerous organisations in the French-Australian community in Sydney – are absolutely delighted to invite you to celebrate Bastille Day in style.  

Historically, La Fête Nationale (the National Celebration), also commonly known as Le quatorze juillet (the fourteenth of July), commemorates the storming of the Bastille Prison in Paris on the 14 July 1789 a starting-point of the French Revolution and the end of the absolute monarchy. Since then it has developed into a huge milestone in the French cultural calendar, a time not only to commemorate but also to celebrate!

As always, our Bastille Day event represents an opportunity for Sydneysiders to come together and celebrate French and Francophone culture in all its richness and diversity. This has never rung truer than with this year’s theme – France Around the World – which is looking beyond the borders of France and to the beauty and vibrancy of many fellow French-speaking neighbours and destinations.

Raffle Competition

Enjoy a great night of French fun and win big! Discover all the amazing prizes that the we're giving away during our France Around the World celebration from our partners Tahiti Tourism, St Regis Bora Bora ResortAir Tahiti Nui, New Caledonia Tourism, Aircalin, Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Spa & Golf Resort, Avène, Klorane, Sofitel Darling Harbour, L'Or, Four Frogs Crêperie, Volange, The Essential Ingredient and Sofitel Wentworth.

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