What is the closest T stop?

We recommend you use public transportation to get to the event. The Arlington T stop on the Green Line is located two blocks down from the French Cultural Center on Berkeley Street and the Copley T stop on the Green Line is also very close on Boylston Street.

Is parking available?

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What if it rains?

Liberté, Fraternité, and Egalité does not stop when it rains. Neither do we.

What shall I expect in terms of security check at the entrance?

In order for this event to be safe and fun for everyone, each bag will be inspected and everyone will be subject to metal detection at the gate. IDs will also be checked so don’t forget it.

Can I bring my backpack?

Backpacks and large bags are prohibited, all other bags will be inspected.

Can I bring my stroller?

No, same as for large bags, strollers are prohibited.

Can I bring a water bottle?

Due to the excessive heat forecasted we will be allowing factory sealed water bottles into the event. No multi-use containers will be allowed. For your safety we kindly request that you finish any unsealed water or beverages prior to entering the event. For your convenience, beverages and water will also be available for sale throughout the event. Sealed juice box types and formula for infants and children will be allowed.

Can I bring my dog along with me?

While we love dogs, unfortunately we cannot allow you to bring them along (though service dogs are always welcome).

Will it be possible to pay with my credit card or can I only pay with cash?

You will be able to pay with your credit card or with cash when purchasing drink tickets. Some restaurants may only accept cash so be prepared if you plan to buy food.

Can I bring my kids and will there be dedicated activities for them?

The entire family is welcomed and there will be dedicated tables with fun activities for children staffed by our wonderful teachers from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Is exit and re-entry permitted?

Yes, if you want to leave the party, make sure you get a hand stamp on your way out so that you come back whenever you want!

What type of food can I eat at the event?

There will be eight restaurants serving French food! There will be all sorts of options including traditional sandwiches, croques monsieurs, charcuterie, quiches… And also desserts like crepes, waffles, macaroons… There will also be one restaurant serving vegan and vegetarian food.