Bastille Day celebrations at the French Embassy in Australia [fr]
The Embassy of France in Australia celebrated Bastille Day in the gardens of the Embassy’s residence on Friday 12th July.
French Ambassador H. E. Sir Christophe Penot welcomed Ms Pamela O’Gardy, Acting Chief of Protocol, as well as 250 guests from the political, economic, cultural and military sectors.
Every 14th of July, the people of France celebrate the Storming of the Bastille but also the “Festival of the Federation”, which took place in Paris on the 14th July 1790. These key dates of France’s history highlight the unity of its diverse people.
This garden party falls within a series of celebrations all around Australia. Bastille Days are organized on the 13th of July in Sydney, on the 12th and 13th of July in Melbourne and on the 14th of July in Adelaïde.
In his speech, H. E. Sir Christophe Penot promoted the strong attachment of France to the Indo-Pacific region. He also highlighted the growing importance of the bilateral relationship between France and Australia in many priority areas such as defence, scientific cooperation and adaptation to climate change.
Find Ambassador Christophe Penot’s speech here
- Bastille Day speech Christophe Penot
- (PDF - 259.4 kb)
The Embassy of France thanks all the sponsors of the 2019 Bastille Day