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Bastille Day in Brisbane | What To Do

By Kim Barnard - 14 Jul 2013

Anise Bistro Wine Bar
New Farm, QLD 1 Image
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Baguette Restaurant
Ascot, QLD 1 Image
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Rhubarb Rhubarb
Woolloowin, QLD 1 Image
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Montrachet
Bowen Hills, QLD 1 Image
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Sprout
Auchenflower, QLD 1 Image
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Deer Duck Bistro
Auchenflower, QLD 1 Image
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Aquitaine Brasserie
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The French Corner
Newmarket, QLD 1 Image
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Lutece Bistro & Wine Bar
Bardon, QLD 1 Image
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Chouquette
New Farm, QLD 1 Image
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Lyle & Bank
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Banneton
Woolloongabba, QLD 1 Image
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French Rendez-Vous
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Libertine Parfumerie
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French + English
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Banneton
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French Twist
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It's Bastille Day today (which commemorates the start of the French Revolution, don'tcha know?) and, in honour of all things French, we've put together a little guide to the best French businesses in Brisbane— to help you decide where you can go to celebrate this, the chicest of all the French holidays. 

Shop Up A Storm

Keen for some retail therapy? Turns out Brisbane is a treasure trove of French-inspired stores, delivering a plethora of beautiful French goodies. Who knew we were so chic?

We recommend you hit up, The French Corner and French + English for some gorgeous French furniture. And try Vieille Branche and Lyle & Bank for Parisian-inspired homewares and other trinkets. 

Also check out the brand spankin' new French Rendez-Vous on James Street, and Libertine Parfumerie for French-y fashion and fragrances.

Eat, Eat, Eat

Shopping makes you tired, so we suggest you do as the French do, and EAT. Happily, Brisbane has an excellent range of French restaurants and cafes to make sure your Bastille celebrations are suitably . . . well, French. 

If breakfast is on the menu (when is it not?) why not swing by The Rogue Rennard, Pearl, or Hamptons Home Living, for some Francais-inspired cuisine—there's no better start to the day, in our opinion.

Or if it's just a quick bakery stop you're after (if there was ever an excuse to eat a croissant, today is it) we suggest Chouquette, Banneton, or French Twist

But it's dinner where we're really spoilt for choice. Aquitaine, Bistro Arlette, and Piaf are safe bets for great French fare, and if you want BYO, head to Deer Duck Bistro or Sprout. Or, you could try the just-opened-on-Friday, Lutece in Bardon.

Plus, you've got old favourites, Anise, Baguette, Rhubarb Rhubarb, and the ever popular, Montrachet—all ready to give you your buttery, creamy, saucy, French fix.

So, there you have it, Urban Listers. Go forth and conquer this most fabulous of days, and if that means chowing down on pain au chocolats until tea time, well, that's ok with us.

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