Brisbane’s French Festival presented  by Le Cordon Bleu will launch in style this July at South Bank.

It has been almost a decade since Le Festival was first staged in Brisbane. Now the premier French cultural event in Queensland, the 2019 festival promises to be more sustainable, lively and full of activities than in previous years. This year, there will be a whole host of new masterclasses and cooking demonstrations on the Channel 7 Main Stage. Live entertainment featuring a headlining act from New Caledonia, and a sizeable helping of classic French fare and merchandise will also be on offer. A fashion show will pay tribute to the late Karl Lagerfeld and crowd favourite entertainment will include the French Cancan, Le Mini-Festival, Maurice the French Bulldog Mascot and Champagne and Wine trails. Festival goers will find themselves lost in France for the day as the heady mix of gastronomy, culture and music combine to bring an authentic slice of La Vie en Rose to Brisbane. Director Betty Moinet says, “Come along on Friday night for a glass of champagne or wine to celebrate the opening of Le Festival. Whether you want to bring the whole family for a treat on Saturday, or while away your Sunday with coffee and croissant in hand listening to our classical music and Jazz set, there is something for everyone.”

Le Festival will take place from 5 to 7 July with La French Week commencing the Monday after, leading into the French national celebration, Bastille Day.