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FRANSCHHOEK LIFESTYLE

THE VALLEY
The Franschhoek valley offers so many great entertainment options with a range of really good restaurants and many outdoor options for the visitor.

Restaurants

There are many well known and loved restaurants in the valley.   Many offer top end cuisines while others  offer  simple, local fare. French Connection is a great French Bistro in the heart of the village and a two minute walk from the apartment. Sacred Ground is also a lovely spot for people-watching and breakfast. It is only a minute stroll from Le Grenier. The owners favourite restaurants is Cafe Bon Bon on Le Petite Dauphine.

Gym

There is one private gym in town and it offers daily or monthly rates. It is once again a short walk from the apartment and offers great equipment, pool and sauna.

Wine Tram

The Wine Tram leaves from the main road about a minute walk from Le Grenier. It is a very focused and compact way of getting to see the wine estates without having to drive and find them yourself. The Wine Tram combines vintage busses and rail.

Wine Estates

There are many wine estates in the valley and most are open for a very inexpensive wine tasting. ( ranging from R30- R80 to taste 5 or 6 wines)

Walks

There are many walks and hikes in the valley as well. Franschhoek Tourism will provide you with a map and directions for each walk.

Horse Riding

Once again chat to Franschhoek Tourism. These are wine tours on horseback - certainly a different experience !

Saturday Market

A local market if you are in Franschhoek over a weekend. Its both a food and drinks market with live bands and is super for people watching. They also have stalls with all sorts of African souvenirs available to buy.

EVENTS

Champagne festival

The Champagne Festival is held during the first week of December. It is a very dynamic and trendy festival not to mention the wonderful sparkling wines that you can try. You need to book for the festival as they restrict tickets. They also have a great dance and entertainment area.

Literary Festival

The Literary Festival takes place in May and sees the valley fill up with an assortment of interesting people from all over the world.

Bastille Weekend

Bastille ( as the name says) takes place in July. Its a great party and mainly attracts the locals from around the Western Cape. A lot of fun with lots to eat and drink.

The Valley
Franschhoek Town Hall
Franchhoek Autumn
The shopping street
Franscchoek Monument
Cafe Bon Bon
Lavender Farms
French Connection
Reubens Restaurant
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The shopping street