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La Grande FĂȘte

Closing celebration of the 2020 DC Francophonie Cultural Festival

In partnership with Francophonie DC and La Maison Francaise at the Embassy of France

Friday, March 27, 2020, 7 to 11 p.m. (Doors will open at 7 p.m.)

La Maison Francaise at the Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road, Washington, DC

Get ready for a spectacular party with a French accent. The annual Francophonie Cultural Festival spotlights the music, art, literature, film, cuisine, and customs of French-speaking countries and regions from across the globe. Its closing celebration, La Grande FĂȘte, is always magnifique, and this year’s bash is no exception. Sample food and drink from more than 30 embassies as you explore each nation’s unique attractions and traditions.

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