French Embassy Carnival Celebration: A Night on the Riveria

  • Saturday, February 25, 2023
    07:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Location: Embassy of France
    101 Reservoir Rd NW ,Washington, DC, (Directions)
More information about this event
  • Tonight, we invite you to the French Riviera, one of the most exciting places on earth – without ever boarding a plane! And celebrate Mardi Gras and the Carnival of Nice on French soil as we welcome you to a special evening at the Embassy of France!
  • From the elegance of classical French culture to the most celebrated Rivera nightlife of the 21st Century, experience a special evening of fantastic French food, wine, music, and ambiance.

Enjoy the flavors of Nice, Monaco, and St. Tropez in the beautiful and festive Maison Francaise at the French embassy.

 

On the Menu: Delicious French food

  • Hors-d'oeuvres prepared by Chef Daniel Labonne, Executive Chef of the French and German Embassies
  • Ham by Jambon de Bayonne


Live Music All Night!

 

Open Bar All Night

  • Champagne and bubblies from France
  • Pastis: French Riviera's favorite apéritif
  • Excellent red, white and rosé wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Loire Valley, Alsace. Rhone, Provence, etc.
  • European Beers

Entertainment All Night

  • Be a part of the Carnival of Nice, one of the world's largest carnivals. Mardi Gras Style beads will be offered to all guests upon arrival.
  • Carnival Fashion Competition (Optional): dress in your original chic and creative carnival outfits!
  • One King and one Queen winner will be selected as the Carnival by virtue of their outfits and receive special prizes.
  • Wine tastings
  • Art
  • Monte Carlo Casino mock-up: In the Spirit of Monaco, spin the wheel and try your luck at roulette. (Mock gambling).
  • Raffle: Win restaurant gift certificates, wines, sports tickets, etc.
  • French photo backgrounds for great-looking selfies.

5 Types of Tickets

  • Cannes VIP Reception: walk the red carpet at 7pm, and stay until the end of the event. Enjoy a glass of Champagne when you arrive, special hors-d'oeuvres prepared by the French Embassy's Executive Chef Daniel Labonne, high-end wines from France, and live French songs and music. No guaranteed seating.
  • St Tropez Tickets: Enter at 8pm. Open bar, food, music and entertainment. No guaranteed seating.
  • Monte Carlo Table Service for Singles: From 7:00pm to 11:00pm (includes VIP Reception). You will seat at a reserved table in a roped-off prime area, with up to 3 others guests. Unlimited Champagne, wine and personal service during the entire event. Very limited number of tables. Please reserve early. An opportunity to make new friends and maybe plan a trip together on the French Riviera?
  • Monte Carlo Table Service for Couples: From 7:00pm to 11:00pm (includes VIP Reception). You will seat at a reserved table for just you two, in a roped-off prime area, with unlimited Champagne, wine and personal service during the entire event. Very limited number of tables so reserve early.
  • Monte Carlo Table Service for up to 4. From 7:00pm to 11:00pm (includes VIP Reception). You will seat at a reserved table for you and up to 3 of your friends, in a roped-off prime area, with unlimited Champagne, wine and personal service during the entire event. Very limited number of tables so reserve early.

    Please note that the number of tickets sold is limited. Tickets will go fast so register early.

    This event is organized in collaboration with the  French American Chamber of Commerce, our frequent event partner at the Embassy of France events. 

    • For security reasons, there will be no parking inside the Embassy. Public parking is available on Reservoir Rd. However, we strongly advise you to use a car-sharing service.
    • This is an adult-only event. No one under 21 is allowed.
    • Dress Code options: Cocktail attire or Carnival costume.
Buy Now
St. Tropez Tickets (8pm to 11pm)
$95
Early Bird Price Subject to increase at Any TIme
Cannes VIP Tickets (7pm to 11pm)
$125
Early Bird Price
Monte Carlo Table Service for Singles
$178
Early Bird Price
Monte Carlo Table Service for Couples
$625
Early Bird Price
Monte Carlo Table Service for 4
$925
Early Bird Price
More information about this event
  • Tonight, we invite you to the French Riviera, one of the most exciting places on earth – without ever boarding a plane! And celebrate Mardi Gras and the Carnival of Nice on French soil as we welcome you to a special evening at the Embassy of France!
  • From the elegance of classical French culture to the most celebrated Rivera nightlife of the 21st Century, experience a special evening of fantastic French food, wine, music, and ambiance.

Enjoy the flavors of Nice, Monaco, and St. Tropez in the beautiful and festive Maison Francaise at the French embassy.

 

On the Menu: Delicious French food

  • Hors-d'oeuvres prepared by Chef Daniel Labonne, Executive Chef of the French and German Embassies
  • Ham by Jambon de Bayonne


Live Music All Night!

 

Open Bar All Night

  • Champagne and bubblies from France
  • Pastis: French Riviera's favorite apéritif
  • Excellent red, white and rosé wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Loire Valley, Alsace. Rhone, Provence, etc.
  • European Beers

Entertainment All Night

  • Be a part of the Carnival of Nice, one of the world's largest carnivals. Mardi Gras Style beads will be offered to all guests upon arrival.
  • Carnival Fashion Competition (Optional): dress in your original chic and creative carnival outfits!
  • One King and one Queen winner will be selected as the Carnival by virtue of their outfits and receive special prizes.
  • Wine tastings
  • Art
  • Monte Carlo Casino mock-up: In the Spirit of Monaco, spin the wheel and try your luck at roulette. (Mock gambling).
  • Raffle: Win restaurant gift certificates, wines, sports tickets, etc.
  • French photo backgrounds for great-looking selfies.

5 Types of Tickets

  • Cannes VIP Reception: walk the red carpet at 7pm, and stay until the end of the event. Enjoy a glass of Champagne when you arrive, special hors-d'oeuvres prepared by the French Embassy's Executive Chef Daniel Labonne, high-end wines from France, and live French songs and music. No guaranteed seating.
  • St Tropez Tickets: Enter at 8pm. Open bar, food, music and entertainment. No guaranteed seating.
  • Monte Carlo Table Service for Singles: From 7:00pm to 11:00pm (includes VIP Reception). You will seat at a reserved table in a roped-off prime area, with up to 3 others guests. Unlimited Champagne, wine and personal service during the entire event. Very limited number of tables. Please reserve early. An opportunity to make new friends and maybe plan a trip together on the French Riviera?
  • Monte Carlo Table Service for Couples: From 7:00pm to 11:00pm (includes VIP Reception). You will seat at a reserved table for just you two, in a roped-off prime area, with unlimited Champagne, wine and personal service during the entire event. Very limited number of tables so reserve early.
  • Monte Carlo Table Service for up to 4. From 7:00pm to 11:00pm (includes VIP Reception). You will seat at a reserved table for you and up to 3 of your friends, in a roped-off prime area, with unlimited Champagne, wine and personal service during the entire event. Very limited number of tables so reserve early.

    Please note that the number of tickets sold is limited. Tickets will go fast so register early.

    This event is organized in collaboration with the  French American Chamber of Commerce, our frequent event partner at the Embassy of France events. 

    • For security reasons, there will be no parking inside the Embassy. Public parking is available on Reservoir Rd. However, we strongly advise you to use a car-sharing service.
    • This is an adult-only event. No one under 21 is allowed.
    • Dress Code options: Cocktail attire or Carnival costume.

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