Imagine a music festival in a park. Blankets on the grass, dancing barefoot under the trees, beats coming out of 10-metre high stacks of speakers, a veritable smorgasbord of sound.
Planning your social calendar for the month of October? No worries, The Word has you covered. From theatre to music to festivals, these are the five biggest events coming up this month. Don't miss out.
It was only a matter of time. France has been celebrating 40 years of ties with Vietnam all through the year, and finally we’re getting to the wine.
69 Thu Khoa Huan, Q1, Tel: (08) 3827 7188
Indochine Spa provides a peaceful and serene atmosphere with aromatic scents and lulling melodies. Customers are pampered by qualified therapists using natural French products in a clean and pleasant environment.
Contact Fred on 0919 709024 or Viet Luu 0909 500171.
This predominantly French side has been playing for over 10 years, winning the championship title for the last four years.
This originally French team welcomes football enthusiasts looking for competition or conviviality both on and off the pitch.
CONTEMPORARY / FRENCH
First Floor, 151 Dong Khoi, Q1, Tel: (08) 6674 9565; 70B Le Loi, Q1, Tel: (08) 3521 0703
French-style wooden decor compliments the spacious, whitewashed contemporary interior of L’Usine. A simple, creative menu combines with reasonably priced coffee, and a fashion store and art gallery out back. Second location on Le Loi.
CONTEMPORARY WINE BAR
38 Dong Khoi, Q1, Tel: (08) 3829 3968
With a huge selection of self-imported wines from Bordeaux, this classy but contemporary venue is a wine bar downstairs, and a lounge on the first floor. Has a French-Asian menu paired to all the wines, with a huge selection of the good stuff sold by the glass.
FRENCH / RESTOBAR
207 Bui Vien, Q1, Tel: (08) 3837 2704
French-run but universally appealing, Long Phi has been serving the backpacker area with excellent cuisine and occasional live music since 1990. Excellent late-night bistro cuisine.
FRENCH / JAPANESE RESTOBAR
44 Ly Tu Trong, Q1, Tel: (08) 3824 5994
A seductive watering whole in a great corner location thanks to its old Saigon glamour, Japanese-Vietnamese fusion cuisine, imported beer, classic cocktails, and entertaining music events / DJ sets.