French Embassy Valentine's Soiree: A Rendezvous in Paris
Both singles and couples are invited to an unforgettable rendezvous of French Cuisine, Parisian Desserts with Chocolate, Open Bar, VIP Champagne Reception, Live Music followed by DJ, Dancing, and Art Projections by AMA | Art Museum of the Americas.
Few additional 9:00 PM General Admission tickets are expected to becomme available for $100 cash at the entrance. For last minute availability of tickets, please email: [email protected] - ONLINE TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED.

Event Date

Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Event Address

Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road NW
Washington DC 20007

Requested Attire

Black tie optional or cocktail attire requested. All attendees must be 21 and over.   No exceptions please and all guests MUST attend with ID and the French embassy will be checking and validating IDs of all guests.

Event Description

You are cordially invited to join us at one of the most exciting and elegant evenings of the year at the Embassy of France as we present a stylish soiree to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Join us on your own or with someone special to enjoy an evening of French cuisine prepared especially for you by the French Embassy chef along with delectable desserts reminiscent of the selections from a Parisian café. As you meet and socialize with other attendees, dance the night away to our jazz orchestra followed by DJ.

Either join us at 7:30 PM for a VIP champagne reception with a French buffet dinner by the French Embassy chef served until 8:15 PM or join us at 9:00 PM after dinner to dance the night away while enjoying delectable French desserts and an open bar. Your exquisite evening includes:

:: Sumptuous dinner buffet by the French Embassy chef until 8:15 PM
:: Open Bar with wine, sparkling wine and spirits
:: Delectable French desserts by the French Embassy Pastry chef
:: Dance the night away to our jazz orchestra followed by DJ

Whether you're single, a couple or a group of friends, join us to celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Embassy of France as a luxurious liaison awaits you in the City of Lights as we celebrate the most romantic night of the year! Our Valentine’s Day evening extravaganzas are always extremely well attended by individuals and groups alike. Reserve your tickets now before they sell out as only a limited number of discounted tickets are available.

Dinner Buffet Menu for VIP Ticketholders (Subject to Change. Served until 8:15 PM)

  • Aragula Salad, Tomato, Carrot, Beet, Onion
  • Tomato, Mozzarella, Pesto Salad
  • Selection of Charcuteries
  • Assorted Cheeses
  • Chicken Basquaise
  • Veal Blanquette
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Mixed Grilled Vegetables
  • Potato au Gratin

General Admission guests will be served a delectable dessert buffet with an open bar. Please note that as stated on the agenda below, dinner is not included with General Admission Tickets so we recommend that you have dinner prior to arriving if you reserve a General Admission ticket.

All attendees must be 21 and over.   No exceptions please and all guests MUST attend with ID and the French embassy will be checking and validating IDs of all guests. Ticket prices are subject to increase as we approach the data of the gala so please reserve your tickets early as space is limited.


Few additional 9:00 PM General Admission tickets are expected to becomme available for $100 cash at the entrance. For last minute availability of tickets, please email: [email protected] - ONLINE TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED.

Event Agenda (May change)

All attendees must be 21 and over. Due to enhanced security at the French Embassy, photo ID is REQUIRED for attendance. Please ensure all ticketholders and each guest attending with a ticketholder has valid photo ID. We are unable to issue a refund if you are denied entry due to lack of photo ID.

VIP Admission with Dinner: 7:30 PM
~ VIP Reception with Champagne until 8:00PM
~ Meet other VIP guests and diplomats in attendance
~ Enjoy a dinner buffet prepared by the French Embassy chef
~ Kindly note that the dinner buffet concludes at 8:15 PM

General Admission with Desserts: 9:00 PM
~ Open Bar with wine & spirits
~ Delectable Parisian desserts served until 10:30 PM
~ Dance the night away to our jazz orchestra followed by DJ
~ Meet and socialize with over 250 guests

11:15 PM Bar service ends

11:30 PM Event Concludes

Map/Parking

If driving, street parking will be available on Reservoir Road and throughout the surrounding neighborhoods. Also, there is a pay lot located across the street at Georgetown University Hospital.

Due to security considerations, parking WILL NOT be available on the grounds of the Embassy of France.

If using public transportation, the D6 Metro Bus towards Sibley Hospital drops off directly in front of the embassy. Due to limited parking public transportation, a cab, or driving service is highly recommended.



Please note that the map is enclosed below as a courtesy to you and for your convenience but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the map or the directions provided by Google. It is your responsibly to arrive safely and on time at the address of the event disclosed above.

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Kindly note that, as is the case in most major cities, the availability of street parking in Washington DC is limited and beyond our control. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.

Event Notes

Images of artwork from the OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas will be expected to be projected during the gala.