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Cannes Film Festival Closing Night at the Embassy of France

  • La Maison Française at the Embassy of France 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)

Can't make it to the Cannes French Film Festival? 

Join us for a red carpet evening at the Embassy of France!

Movies, the red stairs, movie stars, the French Riviera,...

Live the star-studded Cannes experience without leaving the Nation's Capital!

Evening program:

6 pm-7 pm: Champagne reception

7 pm-8 pm: Screening of trailers from the 2018 Cannes Film Festival official selection

8 pm-10 pm: Cannes After Party with free dinner reception, cash bar and a DJ

Dress code: Cocktail/Red Carpet attire

Valet parking available (included for VIP ticket only)

Dinner reception menu by chef Mark Courseille from Le Café Descartes:

- Charcuterie & Cheese 

- Ceviche Bar 

- Yellow tomato gazpacho

- Ratatouille verrine

- Tomato-mozzarella skewers

- Short ribs with Polenta red wine sauce 

- Pissaladiere

- Octopus Socca

- Duck confit barbecue steam buns

And delectable French desserts:

- Figs tart

- Lemon meringue tart

- Tropézienne tartlets

Please note: Doors open at 6 p.m., please bring a valid photo ID and your ticket. No tickets will be sold at the door. Those without tickets will not be admitted or refunded. Credit cards accepted at the cash bar. No parking available within the Embassy. Must be over 21 to participate.



When do the doors open?

Doors for this event will open at 6 p.m.

Can I purchase ticket(s) at the Embassy?

Unfortunately not. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Are there ID requirements ?

Yes, you must bring a valid photo ID along with your ticket.

Can I park in the Embassy parking lot?

Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate visitors in the Embassy parking lot. However, you can find spaces to park on Reservoir Road and there is a parking across the street at Georgetown Hospital (Entrance 1).

Are they any items that are not allowed at the Embassy?

Yes. Please be advised that for security purposes, Embassy staff security services cannot allow large bags or backpacks to be brought onto Embassy grounds. Any large bags will be confiscated at the entrance gate before the owner can be granted entry.

What is the refund policy?

Sorry, no refunds will be available once tickets have been purchased.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is this okay?

Unfortunately, no. Tickets or confirmation must match attendee names.Those without a ticket or confirmation will not be admitted or refunded.