Celebrate La Chandeleur!

Saturday 6 February 2016 10:00am - 5:00pmTickets available
$18, $15 Senior, $12 Member (Hillwood and Alliance Française members), $5 Child (ages 3-18), free for children under 3

Part of: Family Fun Days

Tell your friends:

La Chandeleur, also known as Crêpe Day, marks the halfway point between winter and spring.  In France, families celebrate by eating crêpes, which are round and golden like the springtime sun.

Hillwood and Alliance Française de Washington invite families to celebrate this holiday in festive French fashion amidst Hillwood's spectacular gardens, magnificent mansion, and exquisite French treasures.

  • Snack on a tasty treat of sweet crêpes.
  • Hear classic French tales inspired by scenes from La Fontaine fables that are pictured on tapestries covering chairs from France displayed in the mansion.
  • Engage in playful games and activities to learn new French words in French Language mini-lessons, led by teachers from the Alliance Française de Washington.
  • Explore Hillwood's French treasures through interactive, docent-led, family-friendly gallery talks and a printed activity guide.
  • Decorate a plate with fanciful designs and flourishes inspired by Hillwood's French Sèvres porcelain.

Tickets include 3 crêpes per person.

Schedule of Activities
10 am-4 pm
Art Workshop: Decorate a Plate
10 am-5 pm
Storytelling: Fables of La Fontaine
10:30 am, 11:45 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm, 3:45 pm
French Language Mini-Lessons
11 am, 2:30 pm, 3:15 pm
Family Gallery Talk en Français
10:30 am, 3:30 pm
Family Gallery Talk in English
11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm


This program is presented in partnership with Alliance Française de Washington.


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