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Francophonie Cultural Festival 2016

Francophonie Cultural Festival 2016

Published on March 3, 2016
Celebrating the francophone world in Washington, D.C.

The Embassy of France is once again part of one of the largest francophonie festivals in the world, featuring culinary, literary and performing arts events.

For three weeks, Washington, D.C. will resonate with the vibrant sounds, sights, and tastes of the French-speaking world at the 2016 edition of the Francophonie Cultural Festival. Over three weeks, the festival will celebrate francophonie with concerts, theatrical performances, films, culinary tastings, literary salons, children’s workshops, and more.

The Embassy of France will host several of these “rendez-vous” at the Maison Française. Among them is "On t’appelle Venus," a dance performance by Guadeloupe’s Chantal Loial, which will be organized by the Alliance Française on March 4.

La Grande Fête, a highlight of the festival each year, will take place on Friday, March 18. More than 35 embassies and organizations will take part in this stunning display of culinary specialties and traditions from different francophone countries.

The Francophonie Cultural Festival is presented in collaboration with The Smithsonian Associates, Alliance Française, the Embassies of France, Belgium, Monaco, Haiti and the bureau of Québec.

For a full schedule, tickets, and information, visit

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