Celebrating France in the Yarra Valley

Nicole Bechard, Bea Wicks-Kaandorp and Leonie Thomson at Killara Estate. 195103 Picture: ROB CAREW

By Jed Lanyon

Lovers of France are invited to celebrate Bastille Day on Sunday July 14 at Killara Estate in Seville East.

A local group called Bonjour Yarra Valley will be hosting the event and are looking forward to celebrating French culture out in the Yarra Valley.

Nicole Bechard, Bea Wicks-Kaandorp and Leonie Thomson started the group after taking French classes together, having all spent time in the country.

“There are lots of people here who speak French or want to speak French or who love French things and we just wanted to share that with other people,” Ms Bechard said.

The group group are inviting locals to take part in a French inspired cuisine.

“We will be trying to reproduce a French rustic lunch… We wanted to bring a taste of France into the Yarra Valley,” Ms Wicks-Kaandorp said.

“We hope that people can take away some joy. Enjoyment of French culture and the beautiful views of the valley and that they have experienced something unique,” Ms Thomson said.

“We’re going to be singing French songs, we’ll have a quiz and be tasting cheese and French wine.”

For more information, contact: bonjouryarravalley@gmail.com

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