Le Dîner en Blanc - Auckland celebrates its 5th Edition!

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on March 12, 2018 | 0 comment

Le Dîner en Blanc – Auckland celebrates its 5th anniversary on Saturday, March 24th! To mark the occasion, we had some fun asking our “5 editions / 5 questions” to Vinny Sherry from Campbell+Co, responsible for bringing Le Dîner en Blanc to the North Island of New Zealand!

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Interview with François Pasquier, Founder of Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on March 08, 2018 | 0 comment

On June 3rd, Le Dîner en Blanc will celebrate its 30th anniversary. As the event approaches, François Pasquier, founder and organiser of Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris, looks back over these many years of celebratory gatherings and shares a few anecdotes from along the way.

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Le Dîner en Blanc – March 2018 Calendar

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on February 26, 2018 | 0 comment

On the agenda for March: 5 grand evenings with Le Dîner en Blanc! The magic is happening in Latin America and Oceania with the second editions of Monterrey in Mexico and Tauranga in New Zealand, the 4th edition for San José in Costa Rica, the return of Mexico City and the 5th anniversary for Auckland!

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Special Invitation for the 30th Anniversary of Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris: June 3, 2018

Posted by Aymeric Pasquier on February 06, 2018 | 0 comment

On Sunday, June 3, 2018, in one of Paris’ most prestigious locations, an immense Le Dîner en Blanc will bring together some 20,000 people, half of whom are from other countries, to dine at the same table.

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Le Diner en Blanc - February 2018 Calendar

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on February 02, 2018 | 0 comment

Being February already, the 2018 season of Le Dîner en Blanc is taking flight with events under the starry skies of Australia.

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Let’s start with the basics… What is Le Dîner en Blanc?

Le Dîner en Blanc is a much-anticipated annual event, the location of which is only revealed at the very last minute. Thousands of people, dressed all in white, and conducting themselves with the greatest decorum, elegance, and etiquette, all meet for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space.

Is there a risk of being bothered by the authorities while participating in Le Diner en Blanc de Paris?

For almost 30 years, Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris has been taking place without authorization in some of the city’s most prestigious sites. The first editions were not easy to pull off. Today, French authorities know that the event is always well organized and that guests are always respectful of public property. This reputation has allowed Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris to continue operating, without interference, for 30 years.

I have already participated in a Le Dîner en Blanc in my city. Is the process the same?

Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris distinguishes itself from other events, and offers a very different experience. For the international community, accustomed to a more structured organization, we encourage you to embrace the unexpected! The charm of Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris includes spontaneity, imperfections, and sometimes funny and unforeseen situations! These moments offer some of the most beautiful memories over time.

What are the key rules of the event?

The participants of Le Dîner en Blanc, and even more so in Paris—which takes place without authorization—undertake the responsibility of respecting an agreement of decorum, which includes respect for property and people. Here are the main rules: ● Commit: Guests who sign up for Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris are committed to being there, rain or shine, no matter the circumstance. ● Exude Elegance…in white. Originality is encouraged, as long as it remains elegant and tasteful. ● Prepare: Bring your own material. ● Respect the instructions of the volunteer leaders. ● Arrive and leave with your Leader. Nobody arrives to the site on their own. ● Drink responsibly. Champagne and wine only. No hard alcohol or beer. ● Clean up: Take away all your garbage and clean the site around your table. If you do not comply with any of these points, you will not be able to register for any future Dîner en Blanc events.

What is the minimum age to participate?

In France, the legal age is 18 years old. It is therefore necessary to be 18 to participate in Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris. Guests who register are solely held responsible in the event of non-observance and not complying to Le Dîner en Blanc rules.

I do not speak French, is it a problem?

All Volunteer Leaders supporting foreign participants speak and write English. Do not be worried about the language barrier, you will see that the French people speak the language of Shakespeare very well… even after a few glasses of wine!

How many places are reserved for foreign participants?

Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris will welcome up to 20,000 participants this year, half of them travelling to France from different countries all around the world.
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