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Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!
It is coming fast: dear friends, it is time to Beaujolais! Join us for a joyous and lively evening featuring: . French buffet prepared by leading DC restaurants as well as the Embassy of France's chefs . French breads, cheeses, pâtés and pastries . Open bar of free-flowing Beaujolais Nouveau wine . Cash bar for all other drinks (beers, red, white & Champagne). . The night will continue with one of Washington's top DJ spinning the best American, French, Euro and top 40 dance hits. A spectacular light display will fill the embassy and the dance floor to add that special late night French touch! . To complement the libations, festivities will also include an online and silent auction, and a raffle Paintings exhibition of French ARTist Stephane Koerwyn throughout La Maison Française And Because you liked it in 2017, upgrade again your Beaujolais experience by reserving a VIP Chateau table for you and your closest friends! 3 Types of Tickets: - Grand Cru VIP: Allows you to get in at 6:30pm. During this hour and a half, you will enjoy delicious hors-d'oeuvres and special wines in an open bar setting (open bar ends at 8:00p), while the Bergamot-Rose duo performs French songs. Of course, you can then stay for the rest of the night. - Château Table Service (table for up to 4): From 6:30 to midnight (includes VIP hour). Includes a reserved table, 2 bottles of Champagne, and personal service all night. Very limited number of tables so reserve early. - Premier Cru Tickets (8pm to midnight): Includes free food buffet and Beaujolais open bar. Cash bar for all other wines/drinks. Additional Info: - French-American Chamber of Commerce and Alliance Francaise members get 20% off. Enter FACC promo code FACCBN18 or ALLIANCE FRANCAISE promo code AFDCBN18 in the ticket of your choice. Please note that membership will be verified immediately upon registration. - For security reasons, all persons attending the event must be registered via this site. No multiple registrations under a single name. ID will be required to enter the Embassy grounds. - Also for security reasons, there is no parking available inside the Embassy. Public parking is available on Reservoir Rd and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital's parking garage. Using a transportation service such as Uber or Lyft is highly recommended. - The organizers invite people in wheelchairs or with reduced mobility to contact us via email as soon as possible, and at least 24 hours prior to the event. - This is an adult-only event. No one under 21 allowed. - Dress Code: Cocktail attire. French accents (bleu, blanc, rouge) welcome. - No refunds Registration required. Please register here (Registration required. Please register here ( Note 1: There is a fee for the event (food is provided, as well as an open bar), but it is to be paid when you register through the event's page, not Meetup. I will not collect any money prior or at the event. RSVPing here is not sufficient to register. The cost varies depending on whether you are a French-American Chamber of Commerce member (non-members pay a bit more). Note 2: Full disclosure - I work for the French-American Chamber of Commerce, and as such I am a co-organizer of this event through my job.

French Embassy In the United

4101 Reservoir Rd Nw · Washington


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What we're about

It's a French-speaking world out there... French is spoken as a first language by about 136 million people worldwide. A total of 220 million speak it as a first and second language. French speaking communities are present in 57 countries and territories.

The goal of this Meetup is to make you discover all these communities, one at a time. Not just France and its regions, but Quebec, Haiti, Louisiana, Senegal, Cameroon, Togo, Belgium, Switzerland, etc... If French is spoken there, we can have a Meetup about it. Each Meetup will be organized around a French-speaking region. For example, we might pick Belgium, have a Happy Hour at Brasserie Beck (a great Belgian restaurant in DC) with Belgian beers and some typical Belgian munchies, and a person from Belgium will present his country to us for a few minutes. Or we will have a Meetup at the Embassy of Senegal.

Meetups might be: Happy Hours (most frequent), dinner, joining an already organized event (for example live music or 'La Grande Fête de la Francophonie'), visiting an exhibition, etc... Venues will be cafes, bistros and restaurants, museums, embassies, etc... Mostly in DC but some might be in the nearby MD or VA suburbs.

Do you need to speak French? No! However, expect many people to speak French (likely they will be at least bilingual French/English). But it's OK to speak whatever you want as long as you have an interest in the French speaking country/region we will be having the Meetup about.

Will there be a cost? Depends. Some Meetups will be free with a cash bar for example, others might require a payment upfront to secure the venue or a group dinner.

What nationality do I need to be? All nationalities welcome. Each Meetup will focus on a different French-speaking country or region. If you are from that country or region, come and talk to others about it. If you are not, come to learn about it, or just come to enjoy the event and make a few new friends.

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