Arts and Theatre

Valentine’s at the Embassy of France: Quite the Party

franceThis year, enjoy Valentine’s Day with a dramatic twist – at La Maison Française, and welcome the seduction and charm of Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) in an evening inspired by Francois Choderlos de Laclos’ novel and the 1988 film starring Glenn Close, John Malkovitch and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Whether you’re single, a couple, or with a group of friends, they invite you to join them on Saturday, February 9, for “La Saint-Valentin” – the popular annual soirée hosted by the French-American Cultural Foundation at the Embassy of France.

Indulge yourself in an evening of romance, entertainment, and games worthy of the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont.

Savor French cuisine from our mouthwatering buffet (VIP admission only), and throughout the night, enjoy drinks and pastries from our open bars, dance to live music in the ballroom, and treat yourself to items from a one-of-a-kind silent auction.

This year, they have added a specially priced “after hours” admission ticket that includes a dessert menu.

WHAT: La Saint-Valentin at the Embassy of France – details below
WHEN: Saturday, February 9 from 7  – 11:30 p.m.
WHERE: La Maison Française, Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW
COST: VIP 7 p.m. admission: $105 (Price increases each week leading to the event.) – Limited availability

Includes access to the embassy’s parking garage, Champagne greeting, open bar, buffet style dinner w/desserts and live entertainment.

After hours 8:30 p.m. admission: $65 (Price increases each week leading to the event.)
Includes open bar, sparkling wine, dessert buffet and live entertainment.

DRESS: Business attire. 18th Century period costume welcome.

Admission to includes:
– An open bar with special cocktails, French wine, sparkling wine, spirits, soda, and coffee
– An extraordinary selection of savory French cheeses, sweet pastries and crêpes
– Live music followed by a DJ
– Intimate lounge areas
– A luxurious silent auction

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