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Garden Party At The Embassy Of France

Sat, July 20, 2024 (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

Embassy of France in the United States
4101 Reservoir Road Northwest
Washington, DC 20007
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Join us for a "very French" Summer Garden Party at the French Embassy!

To celebrate the arrival of the summer, we invite you to a unique evening in the lush gardens of the French Embassy. Spend your Friday evening in the French Embassy’s expansive and beautiful outdoor space to mix and mingle with francophiles, French VIPs, diplomats, professionals, and business people.

On the Menu: Garden Party the French Way

  • Ham cut in front of you
  • French Crepes
  • Buffet campagnard (French buffet)

Ham Cut in front of you - A Culinary Experience Like No Other

We're excited to introduce the talented Hugh Cossard, who will be carving a Jambon right before your eyes! Don't miss this unique chance to taste authentic French flavors. A fusion of tradition and experience awaits. Come, savor, and be mesmerized!

Enjoy a French buffet with many treats, including crepes, and had personally cut by a French chef. Fresh Baguette will be gracing our Garden Party with their authentic French touch. Dive into the savory world of France with their delectable quiches and unique cro’gels. More, receive a delicious complimentary baguette from Fresh Baguette for every guest at our Garden Party! One more reason not to miss this exceptional event.

Open Bar All Night

  • Excellent rosé of course! But also red, and wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Loire Valley, Alsace, Rhone, Provence, etc.
  • Kir (crème de cassis topped with white wine or bubbly)
  • Pastis: French Riviera’s favorite apéritif


Step into a world of musical enchantment at our Garden Party, featuring the exceptional Simon Charette, Artistic Director at the French Choir of Washington. As he graces the keys with his live piano performance, you’ll be transported to a realm of elegance and harmony.

Meet an authentic 1990 Citroen 2CV ‘Charleston’ Model

Introducing the 1990 Citroen 2CV Charleston car: A timeless classic designed in the 1930s for farmers, it offers a soft ride and unique features like seats that double as picnic chairs. With a simple design and no frills like radio or A/C, it’s the essence of basic French automobile transportation.


  • Raffle: Win restaurant gift certificates, wines, sports tickets, etc.
  • French photo backgrounds for great-looking selfies

5 Types of Tickets
  • 1. Stop and Smell the Rosé Tickets: Enter at 8pm. Open bar, Kir Royal (crème de cassis topped with bubbly) de bienvenue, French food, crepes, mix and mingle. No guaranteed seating.
  • 2. 50 Shades of Rosé VIP Reception: come in at 7pm, and stay until the end of the event. Enjoy a Kir Royal (crème de cassis topped with real Champagne) when you arrive and high-end wines from France. No guaranteed seating.
  • 3. La Vie en Rosé Table Service for Singles : You will seat at a reserved table in a roped-off prime area, with up to 3 others guests. Unlimited Champagne, wine and personal service during the entire event. Very limited number of tables. Please reserve early. An opportunity to make new friends and maybe plan a trip together to France?
  • 4. La Vie en Rosé Table Service for Couples : You will seat at a reserved table for just you two, in a roped-off prime area, with unlimited Champagne wine and personal service during the entire event. Very limited number of tables so reserve early.
  • 5. La Vie en Rosé Table Service for up to 4 : You will seat at a reserved table for you and up to 3 of your friends, in a roped-off prime area, with unlimited Champagne, wine and personal service during the entire event. Very limited number of tables so reserve early.
  • Please note that in order to ensure the safety of the event for all, the program has been especially tailored to ensure everyone not only has an enjoyable time during the evening, but also a safe time, so the number of tickets sold is limited. Tickets will go fast so register early.

Important: This is a rain or shine event - In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors inside the beautiful Maison Francaise.

  • Payment Instructions :
  • 1. Login to see the 'Pay Now' button, after RSVPing. Then hit the button.
  • 2. Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you're paying for.
  • 3. If you don't have a Paypal account, proceed to the next page and scroll down to see "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card". Then turn off the button 'Save The Info and Create Your Paypal Account'.
  • 4. If you have a Paypal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via Paypal.
  • How to Unblock the Pop-up Blocker on Your Phone
  • Many of our patrons advised us that they have a Pop-up Blocker on their iPhones and they hinders them from buying tickets. To unblock, please follow the following steps :
  • For Safari Users :
  • 1. Go to Settings.
  • 2. Scroll down to Safari and click on it.
  • 3. Select Block Pop-ups and turn it off.
  • For Google Chrome Users :
  • 1. Open Google Chrome.
  • 2. Click on the three dots and you will see many options.
  • 3. Click on Settings.
  • 4. Scroll down to content settings.
  • 5. Select Block Pop-ups and turn it off.
  • Refund and Ticket Resell Policy
  • All sales are final. We only refund the full amount, if the event is canceled. If it is rescheduled, we will send an email to ticket holders advising that. A full refund will be given to those that let us know within 2 calendar days of the update email, if you are unable to make it on the new date. No refunds will be given after that time.
  • However, you can sell your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend. Please, feel free to post in the comment box for the event, that you have a ticket for sale. Work out payment between yourselves, and have the seller only send the organizer a message letting us know the full name of the person taking your spot. You must let us know two hours before the RSVP close time, on the day of the event.
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