12 Jul 2016
Bastille Day occupies a very important place in the history of France and represents freedom, fraternity and equality. ‘Bastille’ was actually a Parisian prison regarded as a sign of the King’s complete authority. On 14 July 1789, the prison got captured and marked the inception of French Revolution. Although 14th day of July is not an official holiday in Brisbane, the festival is very popular within the perimeters of this city. So if you decide to take the day off, there are plenty of things you would be able to do for having a wonderful time:
Stay In And Have A Good Time With Family
If you are a French, either by origin or at heart, why not stay in and have a wonderful time with your family in French style? You can even plan a small party together and have popular French bonne bouches like macarons, cupcakes, brioche, tartlets, creme brulee, quiches, etc. on the menu. Invite a few relatives too, if you like.
Eat At Emporium Hotel
Having your lunch at Emporium Hotel in Brisbane is one of the best things you can do to celebrate Bastille Day in style. Take your feet off the streets and step inside the Belle Époque Patisserie. There are plenty of delicacies for you to choose from, including smoked chicken and Mediterranean quinoa, chicken waldorf, chicken and vegetable pie, and so on. You can also choose from a wide range of cold drinks or sweet treats as the final course of your meal.
Rev Up Your French Speaking Skills
Require some assistance to master the colloquial tongue of France? Bastille Day is a fantastic opportunity for you to seek from professional expertise from the best in Brisbane - French Lessons Brisbane, French Speak or Alliance Francais. The latter operates an entire French library, hosts French film night every month and also owns a book club.
Try Some French Cheese
No French festival can be complete without some cheese. If you really want to grab authentic French cheese in Brisbane on the occasion of Bastille Day, there are plenty of places for you to pick from. You can buy your fromage from Pennisi Deli or in case you don’t wish to travel south of the Brisbane river, try Rosalie Gourmet market, Black Pearl Epicure, Tognini’s or Standard Market Co.
I hope you guys will have lots of fun trying out the things I have mentioned above. And now I’ll take my leave. Adieu!
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