The Embassy is opening its doors to the public for #DoorsOpenOttawa [fr]


The Residence of the Embassy of France is opening its doors to the public as part of the Doors Open Ottawa event taking place on Saturday, June 4th, 2016, from 9AM to 5PM (last guests admitted at 4:30PM).

Online registration

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Admission is free, but guests will be required to register online in advance.
Space is limited, so please contact us at if you are unable to attend. Once you have selected the time of your visit, no further changes will be possible. Please do not register more than once.

No waiting list. If more spaces become available, they will automatically appear on our website. We recommend that you check back often for updates. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Win prices

- In partnership with Air France, enter to win a pair of round trip tickets Ottawa-Paris (drawing on site).


- In partnership with Le Creuset, enter to win an enamelled cast iron French oven (Made in France) (drawing on site).


Useful information

- Photo ID required
- No backpacks
- No strollers
- No parking

Any guests requiring special assistance are invited to inform us of such requirements in advance.

All visitors will be subject to security screening (metal detector).

Photos are permitted, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

No late admission will be allowed.


This will be a rare opportunity for the public to visit the Embassy of France, which is both an architectural masterpiece and a symbol of the privileged relationship between France and Canada.

The most remarkable highlights include a reproduction of the Vimy monument, sculpted by Louis Leygue. This monument pays tribute to the 60,000 Canadians who died in France during the First World War.

Visitors will also be able to experience the temporary exhibition Galerie F, set up in the Embassy’s Grand Hall, which showcases the excellence of French savoir-faire by putting the spotlight on a number of regional products.

The Embassy of France, located at 42 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, opened on January 4th, 1939, after three years of construction.

The first stone of this art deco-style building was laid by Prime Minister Mackenzie King on July 14th, 1936.

Video "Inside the Embassy:"

- The dining room

  • Coming soon, the main Salon

Virtual visit

- Virtual visit

Last modified on 06/06/2016

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