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Get in the revolutionary spirit at Adelaide

By Brett Pilgrim

"Liberte, egalite, fraternite!" If you're going to be hanging around real estate in Adelaide over the next few days, you're likely to hear this refrain echoing through the streets. But don't worry, it's not the start of a revolution in South Australia's capital. It's just a reminder of what makes Adelaide such a great place to live. 

This Monday is the 14th of July, which of course means that it's Bastille Day, the beginning of the French Revolution. This marks when ordinary French citizens took the Bastille fortress as a protest against poverty and the class system more than two centuries ago.

The city of Adelaide is commemorating the event a day early on 13 June with a celebration at the South Australian Museum. 

The museum celebrations were organised by the French Consulate, and is a perfect event for the whole family, whether you've got property in Norwood or you're located a little closer in North Adelaide. They'll take place from 5 p.m to 7:30 p.m, and will have a variety of sensual delights on offer. 

Come and enjoy the various French specialties on offer, including Beef Bourguignon pie, chocolate eclairs, Quiche Lorraine and duck confit. While you enjoy a little spell in flavour country, listen to a bit of live French music, as 18th century explorer Francois Peron stops by to sing about his voyages around the world. And what would be a celebration of French culture without a little bit of champagne to pop?

Get your little ones to dress up as their own French explorer, and they could be in to win a prize for best costume.

Tickets are $20 for adults and they're free for any children under 12. Sales do close very soon, though, so you'd better hurry. 

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