Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tour Europe in a Day on Saturday, May 7

On Saturday, May 7 you can enjoy a tour of Europe without leaving Washington, DC.

The Embassies of the 27 member states of the European Union will open their doors to Washingtonians during this annual EU Open House Day. Each embassy will be open to the public from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on May 7, offering a rare look inside the buildings and providing a unique opportunity to experience the country's cultural heritage and national traditions.

Free shuttle bus service will be provided throughout the day, with stops at various embassies and select Metro stations. For complete information about the EU Open House, click here.

This annual event will also kick off Europe Week -- seven days of European events (concerts, exhibitions, performances, etc.) throughout the United States.

Here are the free activities and events offered by the Embassy of France for Europe Day:

Visitors can stroll the grounds, visit our terrace café, take a quick French lesson, participate in a mini soccer tournament, receive an introduction to French wine tasting, meet members of each Embassy department, and savor traditional French dishes during a three-course, lunch prepared by the Embassy's executive chef. All activities are open to the public without a reservation, except for the "diplomatic lunch," which costs $30 for food, wine or beer not included.

What: EU Open House Day
When: Saturday, May 7
Where: Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW
Admission: Free

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