The Embassy opened 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 2nd, 2018 from 8:30AM to 5:30PM.

1500 people braved the heat to visit this exceptional Residence!


This was 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.

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.

Don’t miss the colourized photo exhibition in the Entrance Hall "The Great War in Colour. Thanks to the Vimy Foundation.


Useful information

If you have any question DO NOT CALL, please contact

Reminders :

- You will need 15-20 minutes to visit the Residence;
- Please show up between 15h30 and 17h00 – no late admission;
- Government-issued photo ID required, tickets are not transferrable;
- Tickets are valid only for the time slot indicated;
- No parking available on the premises of the Embassy;
- No washroom;
- All visitors will be subject to security screening (metal detector) – please expect to queue – no large bags, no strollers;
- No food, no drinks;
- Restricted photography;
- Sussex Drive will be closed to regular traffic from 8am to 10am on Saturday, June 2; the closure will affect the north side of Sussex in particular, as no one will be permitted to cross the street during that timeframe;
- Should you not be available anymore, please send an email to so that we can release your ticket.

Online registration

- If you have any question DO NOT CALL, please contact
- The name on the ticket must be the exact same as on the ID
- Guests can register for only one slot

Billetterie Weezevent

- Pre-registration is required.
- A limited number of passes are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Great price to win


- In partnership with Club Med, enter to win a 4 nights stay for two (2) adults, to Club Med : Ixtapa Pacific, Mexico; Cancun Yucatan, Mexico; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Sandpiper Bay, Florida; Turkoise, Turks & Caicos.
(Availability is subject to capacity restrictions- restrictions apply)

And the winner is ..... Paul M.
Congratulations !!!!!!

- Virtual visit of the Embassy

Last modified on 25/07/2018

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