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La Grande Fete

Closing celebration of the 2019 DC Francophonie Cultural Festival

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

Friday, March 29, 2019, 7–11 p.m.

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

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 Fete, is always magnifique, and this year’s bash is no exception. Sample food and drink from more than 30 embassies and much more.

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