Excitement revs up for Bonjour French Festival

French Festival stallholders at Langley Park.
French Festival stallholders at Langley Park.

BAGUETTES, berets and Bugattis are among the attractions at the Bonjour Perth French Festival this Saturday.

The first event of its kind in Perth will include 60 stalls with vintage and modern cars, food, drinks, entertainment, dancers, singers, musicians, kids’ rides and roving buskers.

Bonjour Perth spokesman Justin Walker said a rare 1935 Bugatti was one of the French cars on display.

“I’ve always organised the French Car Festival and I’m president of the French and Fantastic Automobile Club,” Mr Walker said.

“I’ve always found (French cars) quirky – Renault and Citroen are probably my favourites.”

Mr Walker said there was a growing appetite for French food in Perth.

“The aim is to foster a connection and understanding between the French and Australians and there’s always been a bit of a connection there,” he said.

“There are quite a lot of French businesses in Perth.”

Mr Walker said Path of Hope, a domestic violence charity, would benefit from funds raised at the event.

“We wanted to choose a charity that was not government-funded,” he said.

“It’s a gold coin donation and it’s got everything French you can think of.

Mr Walker said the French festival in Brisbane attracted 50,000 people over two days.

“There are actually more French people living in Perth – about 12,000.”

Mr Walker said he was hoping for 10,000 attendees at Langley Park this Saturday.