The Embassy of France in Washington, D.C.
is the primary French diplomatic mission
to the United States
It is located at 4101 Reservoir Road, Northwest, Washington, D.C.
, just north of Georgetown University
. The embassy opened in 1984. With some 400 staffers, it is France's
largest foreign embassy
. The embassy represents the interests of France and French citizens in the United States and conducts the majority of diplomatic work on such interests within the USA.
The embassy is headed by the French Ambassador to the United States, currently François Delattre
. The French ambassador's residence is located in the Sheridan-Kalorama
neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
The building served as the French chancery from 1936–1985.
In addition to the standard diplomatic facilities, the compound has a cultural facility consisting of an auditorium, ballroom, and exhibition hall. Like many embassies, it regularly hosts events for the general public including concerts (e.g. baroque, classical, jazz, contemporary, pop and alternative music), cinéma, dance, exhibitions, lectures and... Read More