Guided Tours of the Embassy [fr]
In order to open its doors to the public, the French Embassy in Canada is offering guided tours of its residence.
This is one of the rare occasions for the public to visit the French Embassy, an architectural masterpiece and symbol of the special relationship between France and Canada.
Among the most notable artworks is a Vimy monument replica sculpted by Louis Leygue, honouring the 60,000 Canadians who died in France during the First World War.
The French Embassy, at 42 Sussex Drive in Ottawa, was inaugurated on January 4, 1939, after three years of construction. Prime Minister Mackenzie King laid the first stone of this art deco building on July 14, 1936.
A beautiful example of 1930s art deco style, the Embassy was built using mostly materials from Quebec and France (Bourgogne and St-Quentin).
Online booking ONLY
Tours are given in both French and English on the following dates:
• Thursday September 20, 11:30 am
• Thursday September 20, 4:00 pm
• Friday September 21, 11:00 am
• Wednesday September 26, 11:00 am
• CAD$12 admission fee per person;
• No late admissions;
• Government-issued ID with photo required for entry, no ticket transfers allowed;
• The ticket is only valid at the time and date indicated on it;
• No parking available on Embassy grounds;
• Visitors must undergo a security check (metal detector), large bags and strollers prohibited;
• Food and drinks are not permitted;
• Limited use of cameras permitted.