Open House New York at the Consulate [fr]
The Consulate General of France in New York opens its doors for Open House New York on Saturday, October 17.
Open House New York is the largest annual architectural and design event in New York. Across the five boroughs, many sites of cultural significance will be open to the public and will offer virtual or in-person tours given by architects, designers, historians, and other experts.
The Consulate General of France is amongst this list of hundreds of unique sites and will be open to the public on Saturday, October 17.
This former five-story mansion was originally built for wealthy finance professional Charles E. Mitchell in 1926. Architects Alexander Walter and Léon Gillette took inspiration for its design from both Italian Renaissance and 20th century decorative arts. The mansion, which today serves as the Consulate General of France, is located on mythical Fifth Avenue, number 934, across from Central Park.
On Saturday, October 17, the Consulate will open the doors to its three reception rooms located on the second floor of the building.
Francis Dubois, an expert in French History, and the President of the “Comité Français du Souvenir de Lafayette”, will offer several guided tours during the afternoon.
In order to respect social distancing, the number of participants is limited and there are only a few places left for the 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. visits.
Please click on this link to register.
The Consulate will also broadcast a virtual tour on its social networks and its website.