THE FIRST FRENCH POLYNESIAN FESTIVAL OCTOBER 25-28 IN MELBOURNE
Come and experience a taste of breathtaking French Polynesia
Looking for some ideas for your next trip to Tahiti You want to revive some lifetime memories of your trip to French Polynesia or just experience a sip of breathtaking French Polynesia.
The first French Polynesian Festival organized by N&C the French Touch will be held at the stunning historic Como House & Gardens in South Yarra. The very first time in Victoria !
From Samuel Wallis, Captain Cook and Paul Gauguin, Tahiti has been a synonym of romance, remoteness and breathtaking gorgeousness.
More than thirty Tahitian businesses will be present to showcase, promote and sell their products as well as developing commercial exchanges with Australian companies.
Come, discover and experience the unexpected and the extraordinary
You will discover the beauties that mother nature has granted to French Polynesia, the culture and sporting events (surf, outrigger, sailing and beachsoccer…).
The farming process of the black Tahitian pearl. Numerous booths will be showcasing stunning French Polynesian art jewellry and handycrafts made with the black Tahitian pearl, mother of pearl and shells. The marriage between the vanilla plant flower to the pode of the famous Vanilla from Tahiti, how to use the vanilla bean in cuisine. You will taste our tropical fruit juices and beverages.
You will experience numerous interactive activities and participate in demonstrations on craft, Polynesian quilting, wearing pareos, carving, making and using monoï and the beautiful Tahitian dancing.
Come and stimulate your senses by pampering yourself with monoï, exquisite fragrances and local cosmetics.
Come and vibrate while admiring the passionate Polynesian dance shows with 20 professional Tahitian dancers and musicians who will entertain you at the 4th day festival. The group O TAHITI E won the 130th Heiva, the annual dancing and singing competition in French Polynesian in 2012.
Come and watch films and documentaries about French Polynesia (from the FIFO festival), that will be presented each day.
Admire the photo exhibition (33 panels with English, French and Tahitian captions), lent by the Department of Culture and Patrimony, French Polynesia.
Indulge yourself in the lovely foodcourt in the beautiful Como gardens and a week of French Polynesian cuisine with some participating French restaurants of Melbourne.
Special offers will be proposed by our exhibitors and partners
TO BE WON A trip to French Polynesia, black Tahitian pearls and Tahitian crafts and jewels…. ! offered by our generous sponsors & partners & exhibitors
5 amazing evenings will be organized:
- October 23rd: Polynesian dance performance at Federation Square’s BMW Edge. FREE EVENT
- October 25th: FIFO night (International Oceania documentary Film Festival) at Capitol Theatre, Swanston street. FREE EVENT.
- October 26th and 27: O Tahiti E Dance show and Polynesian fashion parade at Function on Chapel. TICKET SHOWS, LIMITED SEATING BOOK NOW .
- October 30th: Dinner dance show with O Tahiti E and fashion parade at Leonda by the Yarra. The theme of the evening : Come dressed in TAHITI in the old times. TICKET EVENT, BOOK NOW.
WELCOME TO MA'OHI NUI, TO TAHITI AND HER ISLANDS, WE ALL WAIT FOR YOU.
Cathy Gourbault-Lawrence & Norma Fall-Armytage
N&C The French Touch - N&C Pacifique