Franschhoek is a bit of an "all or nothing" little town, and those of you who follow the blog will know my opinion of this French corner of the Cape – this slice of heaven town has a crème de la crème reputation for fine wine, dine… and apparently, swingers (an interesting little fact I picked up at last year's Bastille bash).
Celebrating French Huguenot heritage with admirable abandon this 17th – 18th of July, every shop front and five year-old painted face screams the red, blue and white colour scheme.
Being a valley of award-winning restaurants, Bastille day boasts first and foremost the marquee – housing the aromas and jollity of lavish cuisines and cellar-sellers.
In addition, Franschhoek runs a French fims festival, an exhibition of vintage motors and (simply as a result of Franschhoek's small-townnness) events the likes of the Chefs and Waiter's race and Barrel Rolling.
Entrance to the marquee is R100.00, inclusive of a tasting glass and a booklet of 10 tasting coupons (… enough for round 1, really) and tickets can be bought online.
The event is a splendiferous testament to our varied Western Cape wonders and we suggest you head on out:)