At 1st Nov 2011
Akaroa celebrated in style recently as part of the 2011 Piper Heidsieck French Fest – the festival that commemorates the iconic township's French culture and heritage.
The ceremonious event, held during the last weekend of October showcased what happens when the colours and flavours of French culture collide with the Kiwi sense of fun and festivity – all set in an exquisite harbourside setting with an authentic French connection.
The 2011 Piper Heidsieck French Fest was perfectly placed between the Rugby World Cup and New Zealand Cup and Show Week, so the timing was perfect for those wanting to escape for a weekend away.
This fantastic Kiwi event, held every two years, has a real French flavour and a fabulous programme of entertainment crafted to delight connoisseurs of French food, wine and culture – perfect for families of all ages looking for a touch of 'ooh la la'.