Are you a Francophile? Or a business-minded person? Or simply a professional who enjoys a nice Happy Hour in one of the most beautiful Embassy in Washington? Then this event is for you! And of course, no need to speak French. Unless you want to!

 

C'est la rentrée! Come and experience with us what it means to the French!

 

Are you a Francophile? Or a business-minded person? Or simply a professional who enjoys a nice Happy Hour in one of the most beautiful embassies in Washington? Then this event is for you! And of course, no need to speak French. Unless you want to!

  • Network with fellow Francophiles, French VIPs, diplomats, professionals and business people in the wonderful Maison Francaise at the French Embassy.
  • French Dessert Buffet
  • Open Bar featuring French wines and beers
  • Dress Code: Business, Business Casual or Cocktail Attire
  • This event is organized in collaboration with our member Mer Events LLC.

Sep 6, 2019

  • Opening of the 75th Anniversary Exhibition France-Amerique Magazine.

Founded by France Libre exiles during WWII, France-Amérique has evolved significantly since its inception as a French language newspaper in 1943. In its current form, France-Amérique is published monthly as the only French-English bilingual magazine in the U.S.  To celebrate this transformation, on the year of its 75th anniversary, France-Amérique is organizing the collection and display of 20 original illustrations by French artist Olivier Tallec to have graced its covers since its most recent rebranding. 

Artist Profile: 

Olivier Tallec 

Olivier Tallec is an illlustrator for newspapers Libération and Le Monde, children’s books, and comics, and is one of the most successful French illustrators abroad. Each one of Tallec’s cover illustrations for France-Amérique reflects in one powerful visual a message evoked within the magazine’s pages.  Tallec is adept in the art of humorous illustrations for adults, and he manages to present a blend of dark humor and the absurd with just a few brushstrokes. This unique and recognizable style has garnered a strong following and has turned France-Amérique’s covers into veritable collector’s items.  

Vernissage:

Upon the opening of the exhibition, Guy Sorman, the President of France-Amérique may be present to give short introductory speeches presenting the magazine and the cover illustrations. 

20 Covers:

All of the covers designed by Tallec since  France-Amérique's rebranding in 2015 will be on display.

  • Bonjour Books DC

Our Member

It’s « La Rentrée Littéraire » and our member Bonjour Books will present a selection of their "coups de coeur" for the season, including language learning resources, books in français facile, new releases from France's Rentrée Littéraire, and more!

  • Paris The Show, The Great French Song

FACCWDC Partner

 

After the success of “Piaf ! The Show”, Gil Marsallapresents a brand new show highlighting the best repertoire of French music in the world ! Come and learn more about this show during our event.
If you can't wait to get more information it's here

  • M&T Bank

Our Member

 

M&T Bank Corporation is an American bank holding company headquartered in Buffalo, New York. It operates 780 branches in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Connecticut. Mrs. MBallou Conde-Kouyate, M&T Vice President, will be at the event.

  • Washington Accueil Association
Our Partner

WAA - Washington Accueil Association is aimed at welcoming and supporting French speaking persons and their families coming in the Washington D.C Metropolitan area. We organize professional meetings, social events, cultural visits, sportive activities to facilitate their integration in the United States while keeping up with their Francophone language and culture.

 

  • MIT Entreprise Forum
Our Sponsor's Event

Open to all since 1981, the MIT Enterprise Forum has a long history of promoting the growth, education and success of the entrepreneur and business community of the greater Washington & Baltimore area.

As a sponsor of this event, MIT Enterprise Forum is offering you the wines that will be served during the evening.

 

When
September 6th, 2019 7:00 PM   through   10:00 PM
Location
French Embassy
4101 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington, DC 20007
United States
Contact
Phone: (202) 640-1806
Email:
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee(s)
FACC Members- Call us if you are not yet a member and want to become one: 202-640-1806 $ 35.00
Non-Members $ 49.00
MITEF members $ 35.00
Wharton Club of DC members $ 35.00