Definition of fête champêtre in English:

fête champêtre


  • An outdoor entertainment such as a garden party.

    ‘banners announce a religious procession followed by a fête champêtre’
    • ‘That summer Marie-Helene de Rothschild gave a fête champêtre at an exquisite château near Paris.’
    • ‘Miss Thorne's fête champêtre takes place in September following, on a fine autumn day.’
    • ‘We managed to eat outside almost every day, when last year we thought ourselves lucky to have one chilly fête champêtre.’
    outdoor meal, al fresco meal, barbecue
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French, literally ‘rural festival’.


fête champêtre

/ˌfɛt ʃɒ̃ˈpɛtr(ə)//fɛt ʃɑ̃pɛtʀ/