The French generally know how to do something with style – and this is absolutely the case with the delightful Paris to Provence fair! Wander the beautiful grounds of Como House and rub shoulders with (other) Francophiles while nibbling a pastry and taking in a little slice of France transported to Melbourne for a three days, once a year.
When: Friday 20 – Sunday 22 November 2015. Friday 12 – 9pm, Saturday 9am – 6pm, Sunday 9am – 5pm
Where: Como House, Corner Williams Road & Lechlade Avenue SOUTH YARRA (pre-purchased tickets enter via Lechlade Ave for priority queue)
Cost: buy online: adults $21 & child $7 or cash at the gate
The Paris to Provence (or Festival Français du Melbourne) fair is hugely popular! Always crowded (especially lunchtime where you can expect to queue at all the food traders) yet as it’s spread throughout the gardens of Como House you can usually find a few quieter pockets for a picnic or time out.
Stall holders are generally made up of French businesses from across Melbourne – from furniture to cheese, travel agents to artists, French kindergartens to soap makers; the range is delightful as it is diverse. You can stock up the pantry and cellar as well as the presents cupboard.
Pre book a wide range of classes (for adults) as well fun activities for the kids.
Throughout the day roving performers add to the joy and atmosphere (although one small boy in our party was terrified of the man in the big red pants – causing the small boy to run for his life on a couple of occasions, much to our amusement; except for the five minutes we actually lost him). Loads of food options for delicious lunches or treats (or dinners if you come Friday night) as well as lovely wines for the grown ups.
A fun day out for the family – games to play, activities to join in, entertainment and a fabulous atmosphere.