French Embassy Bastille Day Gala 2016: A Magnificent Gala Evening of French Cuisine, Wine, Music and Dance
A grand French feast of music, art, culture, cuisine, wine and dance! Come celebrate the birth of French democracy with your ICDC friends.
The event today will proceed as planned. We are SOLD OUT. There will be no door sales. If you purchased more than one ticket, please email us the full name of each of your attendees.

Event Date

Friday, July 15, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Event Address

Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road NW
Washington DC 20007

Requested Attire

Festive cocktail attire suggested.

Event Description

The Event Today Will Proceed As Planned
The following message is for guests who have already made a reservation for the event:

The Bastille Day Celebration at the Embassy of France this evening is an event that is as French as it is a celebration of France, French culture, life and freedom. As such the Bastille Day celebration this evening will proceed as planned in full coordination with the French Embassy and the event will be dedicated to the memory of the Nice victims. Additional security measures by the Embassy Security Services will be implemented so we kindly ask for your patience and understanding when you arrive for the event.

Many guests have asked us how they can support France during this time in light of the tragic incident in Nice and we wanted you to know that the proceeds from this evening will help to sustain the Comité Tricolore's mission throughout the year. The Comité Tricolore is a not-for-profit association whose mission is to serve as a society for French and French-American organizations of the Washington, DC area to share ideas, develop relationships and promote French culture. We appreciate your support of the Comité Tricolore's mission with your participation of the event this evening.

We look forward to welcoming you to the French Embassy this evening and thank you for your support of France and French culture!

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The International Club of DC and Comité Tricolore cordially request the pleasure of your company at the Embassy of France for a gala celebration of music and dancing along with a grand feast featuring the finest gathering of traditional French and nouveau cuisine restaurants in DC. Experience an unforgettable celebration at the French Embassy and dance the night away with us to celebrate the birth of French democracy and the longstanding friendship between the US & France!

Bastille Day Gala Celebration at the Embassy of France!
~ A grand French feast of music, cuisine wine and dance! ~
~ Delicious food samplers~ Desserts ~ Open Bar ~ Dancing ~ Live Music ~

Discover Bordeaux
This year the Embassy of France will welcome Washingtonians to Bastille Day 2016 's special edition celebrating the city of Bordeaux, its heritage and culture, its outstanding wines and gastronomy as well as its dynamic future in tourism and modern industries.

All guests must be 21 and over.

Come by yourself or with friends for your trip to France as you experience a magnificent Bastille Day Celebration. Start your evening with a glass of champagne or cocktails served at the open bar while perusing art and luxury items offered at the silent & online auctions. Stroll around the embassy's garden, enjoy live music, and dance the night away as you make new friends. Our Bastille Day Gala sold out each of the last 10 years-- reserve your tickets now!

The Cuisine
Come savor a delectable buffet of mouth-watering creations — both classic French fare and modern twists — with some of Washington’s most renowned chefs. This Parisian celebration will also include authentic French pastries and an open bar of French wine and spirits. You will enjoy an open bar with many Bordeaux Wines courtesy of Planet Bordeaux as well as Cocktails and Soft drinks.

The event is organized as a festival to celebrate one of the most important dates in French history. As such there are many facets to the evening and the evening is planned so that you can mingle and walk inside the embassy to discover and celebrate French culture. We expect the event to be very well attended. Please note that the event is not organized as a sit-down function but rather as a cocktail reception. Please note that the event is not presented as a formal dinner function but instead a stand-up cocktail reception with food tastings.

The following restaurants are expected to participate this year with delightful presentations of French and French inspired cuisine. The selection of restaurants participating in the event is subject to change. 2941 Restaurant – Académie de Cuisine – Africa Gold Beverages – Bastille Restaurant – Cafe du Parc at Willard Intercontinental – Capital Hilton – Central Michel Richard – Cuisine Solutions – Fourth Estate at the National Press Club – Garnier Thiebaut – Hilton Mclean Härth Restaurant – Ici Urban Bistro at Sofitel Lafayette Square – L’Hommage Bistro – Ottoman Taverna – Panorama Baking Company LLC –Pâtisserie Poupon – Perrier Nestle Waters North America – Ris Restaurant – Ronald Reagan International Trade Center –Stratford University – Silver Spoon – The Ritz-Carlton – Vinifrance Imports, Inc Olivier Daubresse Selections.

Music and Live Entertainment
We have assembled a night of art, music, and culture encompassing period entertainment, live music, as well as a DJ spinning modern dance hits so you can dance the night away!

We are delighted to have Avalon Jazz Band as our musical entertainment this year!

Avalon Jazz Band represents the Parisian and Golden Age swing spirit in New York City, with a repertoire of timeless American standards and French jazz songs: old classics with a hot twist celebrating France, love and music. Avalon Jazz Band offers a ride in a time machine, and brings you back to the Parisian Aazou era of the 1930′s and 1940′s. It’s a bridge between the old world and the new, between French charm and American glam, with just a pinch of bohemian and a spoonfull of swing… the best medicine for you troubled sleepers out there! With the melodious voice of Franco-American singer Tatiana Eva-Marie and the Gypsy jazz sound of violin and guitar made famous by Django and Grappelli all the ingredients are gathered to make it hot and keep you swinging all night …

Check out some of their music here!

The Silent & Online Auction
Throughout the evening, patrons will revel in an intoxicating mix of live music, while enjoying cocktails served from the open bars and perusing the luxurious items in our silent and online auction!

Proceeds from this evening will help to sustain the Comité Tricolore’s mission throughout the year. The Comité Tricolore is a registered not-for-profit association whose mission is to serve as a society for French and French-American organizations of the Washington, DC area to share ideas, develop relationships and promote French culture. All members are volunteers and profits raised are entirely dedicated to the Comité’s social deeds towards the less privileged.



The event today will proceed as planned. We are SOLD OUT. There will be no door sales. If you purchased more than one ticket, please email us the full name of each of your attendees.

Tickets

  No Tickets are currently available. For additional assistance, please contact us.


Please note that online ticket sales are non-refundable. The current ticket prices are listed above. Please note that ticket prices are subject to increase as we approach the commencement of the event and we encourage you to reserve your tickets early, as space is limited.

The International Club of DC Thanks Our Sponsors

 

Event Agenda (May change)

6:30 PM Benefactor Admission.
7:30 PM General Admission.
8:30 PM Buffets Close.
11:30 PM Event concludes.

All attendees including guests of attendees must attend the event with photo ID and the ticket confirmation sent via e-mail. The tickets will be at the entrance under the name of the guest who reserved the tickets.

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, we recommend Uber, public transportation or a cab.


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

Security / Check-in
Please print your tickets and have your ID out and ready when you arrive. Tickets will be under the name of the guest who reserved the tickets. You can check in at the event with your ID as your ticket will be available for you at the entrance. No backpacks allowed.

Refund Policy
Please note that all ticket sales are final. Refunds will not be available, with the exception of the event being canceled.

ID Requirements/All Guests Must be 21 And Over. No Exceptions.
Please bring a valid ID for security check-in. In accordance with federal legislation regarding consumption of alcoholic beverages, this event is restricted to guests over 21 years of age.

TRANSPORT/APRKING OPTIONS:
If driving, street parking will be available on Reservoir Road and throughout the surrounding neighborhoods. There is also a pay lot located across the street at Georgetown University Hospital.

If using public transportation, the D6 Metro Bus drops off directly in front of the Embassy of France.

SEATING:
Limited seating will be available. The event is not presented as a seated dinner event but rather a stand-up cocktail reception with limited seating.