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. Upon arrival, the guests furnish the location with tables, cutlery and all-white decorations. They share a delicious meal and a festive evening under the stars, before departing, leaving no trace on the premises. It is a whimsical evening full of magic, friendship, and community.

Why is Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris different from other Dîner en Blanc around the world?

It’s the oldest and largest Dîner en Blanc in the world! It unfolds in the form of a friendly gathering and has historically taken place without authorization from the city. With the exception of membership fees, Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris is free for everyone. The invitations are normally by sponsorship only (no waiting list). However, the international invitations of this anniversary edition will be a special exception. The Paris event is also special in that there are live performances on site, but no amplified music. The focus is on the dinner, and the shared experience of the magical event.

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. Should I expect a similar organization?

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 to Le Dîner en Blanc, and even more so in Paris—which takes place without authorization—undertake the responsibility of respecting a charter 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 leader ● Arrive and leave with your Leader. Nobody comes to the site on their own. ● Drink responsibly. Champagne or wine only. No strong alcohol or beer. ● Clean up: Take away all your garbage and clean the site around your table. If you are non-compliant with one of these points, you will not be able to re-register for any future Dîner en Blanc event.

Does Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris have insurance in case of a problem?

No, guests waive Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris from any responsibility over their participation in the event. Guests will be liable for themselves during the event.

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. Parents Guests who register are solely held responsible in the event of non-observance and not complying to Le Dîner en Blanc rules.
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