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Le Diner en Blanc: guests speak out!

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on September 09, 2019 | 0 comment

In all the cities around the world where Le Dîner en Blanc is hosted, the goal is always the same: for guest to experience a magical and exceptional evening that will leave them with the happy memories of this most sought-after and chic picnic of the year.

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Le Dîner en Blanc September 2019 Calendar

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on August 23, 2019 | 0 comment

With autumn on our doorstep and back-to-school around the corner, the idleness of summer gradually fades away ... However, Le Dîner en Blanc is the exception to the rule and keeps the good times rolling!

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Le Dîner en Blanc – New Cities Embark in the Adventure!

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on August 20, 2019 | 0 comment

Each year, everywhere on the planet, new cities embark on the adventure: Le Dîner en Blanc.

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Le Diner en Blanc – Agenda of August 2019

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on July 25, 2019 | 0 comment

What a sensational program for August! Le Dîner en Blanc will hosted in 18 cities from around the world this month: 7 in Canada, 9 in the United States, 1 in Haiti and to end the month, 1 in Lithuania!

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Diner en Blanc International Looking for Hosting Teams

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on July 23, 2019 | 0 comment

Always on the lookout to add new cities or to well-establish the tradition of this elegant picnic, Diner en Blanc International is looking for hosting teams to take on the local production of the events in different cities including Barcelona, Moncton, Bucharest, Tokyo, Sacramento, Miami and Phoenix.

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Most viewed questions

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 Dîner en Blanc an illegal activity?

All events produced according to Le Dîner en Blanc International guidelines require local hosts to acquire the proper authorization, permits, and insurances before proceeding with their event. On the other hand, since its beginning, 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. Moreover, the event’s photogenic quality helps promote the city’s image as a stylish Metropolis.

How many Dîner en Blanc events are there in the world?

Founded in 2012, Dîner en Blanc International is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic in close to 80 cities in 30 countries around the world with over 130,000 participants. The largest and most internationally recognized Le Dîner en Blanc remains the original Paris event.

How can I participate?

Registration for Le Dîner en Blanc takes place in 3 phases:
Phase 1: Members from the previous year and friends of the organization and leaders
Phase 2: Friends "sponsored" by Phase 1 members
Phase 3: People who signed up to the waiting list

What are the key rules of the event?

Le Dîner en Blanc requires from the participants an exemplary citizenship and discipline. Here are the main rules:

● Guests commit to attend, rain or shine, no matter the circumstance.
● Exude Elegance … in white. Originality is encouraged, as long as it remains elegant and tasteful.
● Bring your own table, chairs, and picnic basket.
● Follow the Volunteer Leader’s instructions.
● Arrive and leave with your Leader. Nobody arrives at the site on their own.
● Drink responsibly. Champagne or wine only. No spirits or beer.
● Clean up: Take all your garbage with you and clean the area around your table.

If you do not comply with any of these rules, you will no longer be able to register for future Dîner en Blanc events.

What kind of table do I need to bring?

The table must be square, foldable, and easy to carry. The size must be between 27 and 32 inches (68 and 81 cm). The table does not have to be white as it will be covered with a white tablecloth.

I was invited by a member to attend the last Dîner en Blanc. Will I automatically be invited back this year?

Unfortunately, you will not automatically receive an invitation to this year’s event. The current online system allows for one “registered member” and one “invited guest” to be seated at each table, making registered members the only ones to be automatically re-invited. You may return this year with the same person, get invited/sponsored by another member, or register to the waiting list to become a member yourself.

Will the event be cancelled or postponed in case of rain?

Le Dîner en Blanc is a rain or shine event. Each guests’ presence is necessary and mandatory, regardless of the weather. In case of rain, guests must remember to bring a white or transparent raincoat, poncho and/or umbrella. However, if public safety becomes an issue due to severe weather (ex. thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornados…), the local Hosts may decide to cancel or postpone the event.
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If you wish to attend, or would like more information about an event in a specific city, please write directly to the city, by using its name, followed by @dinerenblanc.com (i.e. newyork@dinerenblanc.com)

If you wish to organize a Dîner en Blanc® in your city, please click on the "Organize an Event" link at the bottom of the home page to fill out the appropriate application form.

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