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Journée européenne portes ouvertes

Published on 1er mai 2008
Le samedi 3 mai 2008, toutes les ambassades européennes ouvrent leurs portes au public

Washington, 1er mai 2008

Following last year’s success with close to 4,000 visitors, the Embassy of France will once again open its doors to the public, inviting you on May 3 to travel to France… right here in Washington DC ! Discover every facet of the inner workings of an embassy by talking to members of every department (diplomatic, commercial, cultural, scientific, military, transportation, air and space technologies, etc...)

All 27 EU Member States and the Delegation of the European Commission in Washington will also open their doors to the public for a celebration of the diversity and unity of Europe, as part of Passport DC, a new festival celebrating International DC.

Like last year, you will able to travel across Europe in a single day and for free, thanks to a free shuttle service to all participating embassies departing from Dupont Circle, Farragut North and Cleveland Park Metro Stations.

For additional information concerning Europe Week and free transportation on May 3, please visit :

The Embassy of France will welcome you and your family and friends on Saturday May 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Explore France … and enjoy a delicious meal on this special day !

RESERVE NOW for a four-course French lunch at the embassy’s cafeteria including appetizer, main course with side dishes, cheese and baguette, and a delicious dessert from our own in-house pastry chef (wine by the glass or bottle additional) - $25 - seating limited. (from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

Reservation :


Program :
- Sip champagne or have a cup of coffee at Le Bistro on our terrace
- Enjoy light fare (French pastries, crêpes, croissants, etc.) (cash only)
- Savor a selection of wines at various stations (cash only)
- See our exceptional magician who flew in from France for the occasion
- Let your kids take part in a special arts-and-crafts workshop

Make sure to visit for the entire program !

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