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Celebrating Bastille Day in New Zealand
Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand continues its partnership with Alliance Française Wellington

Bastille Day (known as Fête nationale française) has been the official National Day of France and public holiday since 1880. Commemorating the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, and Feast of the Federations (Fête de la Fédération) held on July 14, 1790. It is a celebration of French unification held throughout the world.

This year in New Zealand it shares its day with Matariki, the first rising of the Pleiades star cluster marking the beginning of the Māori new year. Our close friends at Alliance Française Wellington, New Zealand’s largest French language and cultural centre, held their Bastille Day celebration earlier in the week to allow celebration for both cultural events.

Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand were happy to partner with Alliance Française Wellington to supply a collection of authentic French patisserie for the evening.

Our selection of patisserie moments away from delivery.

We had a very happy night last Friday at Alliance Française Wellington for our early Bastille Day, but what lifted it into new heights was the superb offering from Le Cordon Bleu.

The desserts you sent us looked beautiful and tasted absolutely fantastic. We are so grateful for your support. It truly made the evening very special.

Thank you so much. We really appreciate what you did for us.

- Adrienne Bushell, President, Alliance Française Wellington

Founded in 1908 by Sir Harold Beauchamp, father of author Katherine Mansfield, Alliance Française Wellington belongs to a network of over 800 Alliances Françaises worldwide.

We look forward to our future collaborations and encourage all who wish to further their appreciation of French culture and cuisine to seek out their nearest Alliances Françaises and Le Cordon Bleu campus.

Learn about our international collaberation with Alliance Française during the institutes 140th anniversary.