15 & 16 July 2017

Berets in hand. Check. Red; white and blue outfit planned to perfection. Check. French flair. Check. Now you’re ready to celebrate this year’s DStv Franschhoek Bastille Festival, 15th and 16th July, in style!

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DStv are the proud partners of this year’s Franschhoek Bastille Festival, adding an extra special offering to the festivities with the introduction of an exclusive four-day hospitality package. Valid from 13 to 16 July this offering is perfectly suited to those with an adventurous spirit, which promises to be the ultimate Franschhoek experience. Inspired by Joie de Vivre, the “joy of living” a limited number of packages are available to celebrate the joy of living - the French way!  The package includes participation in the Contre La Montre, a mountain bike race against the clock in a ten-segment time trial, held over three days.  This is a new, unique mountain biking concept in South Africa better suited to fit and experienced mountain bike riders.  The package also includes luxury accommodation, access to exclusive functions, all meals as per the programme, as well as a partners’ programme and day activities to enjoy some of the finest experiences available in Franschhoek. 

The Joie de Virve packages are available at R30 000 per couple excluding VAT.  For more information please contact Robert Cook at robert@openfield.co.za.

The Food & Wine Marquee which festivalgoers can visit during the weekend of the 15th and 16th of July is set against the backdrop of the historic Huguenot Monument and is the place to be. As winter sets in the marquee is guaranteed to keep out the cold yet still offering exquisite views of the mountain. Ample parking on the grounds allow for comfortable walking distance to and from the village. Sample the superb Franschhoek wines on offer or treat your taste buds to the selection of delicious gourmet fare available to purchase from some of Franschhoek’s well-known eateries.  

Add the quirky caricature artist who captures your Bastille experience, the popular Porcupine Ridge Barrel Rolling Competition and a dedicated children’s area, and you have all the ingredients for a fun filled festival.

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Tickets to the Food & Wine Marquee cost R280 person and include entry, a complimentary tasting glass and a booklet of five wine tasting coupons. Additional coupons can be purchased on the day. Tickets are limited and to avoid disappointment on missing out on all the action pre-booking through www.webtickets is advised.

Adding that extra pizzazz, the village, a hive of festival activities, will be kitted out in its finest French flair, as you take in the sights and sounds of all that’s on offer. Boules, markets, fine food and so much more.