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Wikipedia Description: Embassy of France in Washington, D.C.
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The Embassy of France to the United States is the primary French diplomatic mission to the United States of America. It is located at 4101 Reservoir Road NW in 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 conduct the majority of diplomatic work on such interests within the USA.
The embassy is headed by the French Ambassador to the United States, currently Pierre Vimont.
In addition to the standard diplomatic facilities, the compound has La Maison Franšaise a cultural facility consisting of an auditorium, library, theatre, and exhibition hall. Like many embassies, it regularly hosts events for the general public including balls and concerts.
The embassy operates several services and offices, responsible for different areas of policy and liaising with the relevant American bodies, the most notable of whom are listed below.
The Chancery is the main diplomatic and political body. It is responsible for coordination with the American government on matters, particularly foreign policy, that affect France, however, the majority of the diplomacy is conducted by the ambassador, leaving the chancery to liaise with the French government and coordinate with the Press Service in matters of public policy. The diplomats of the chancery take responsibility for a specific policy area and may stand in for the ambassador in his absence. The Chancery has attaches based in each of the ten regional consualtes.
Press and Communications Office:
The Press Service is responsible for the publication of the embassy's newsletter and magazine, as well as coordinating press releases and conferences, including the provision of designated spokesmen. The office also monitors ...More...
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2009_DC_JazzFr_090522: DC -- Embassy of France -- Event: Performance: Tarace Boulba (44 photos from 2009)
2009_DC_Hallowed_090522: DC -- Embassy of France -- Event: Opening of "Hallowed Grounds" documentary (111 photos from 2009)
2014_DC_Forest_140319: Env Film Festival (2014) -- "Once Upon a Forest" (w/Luc Jacquet) @ Embassy of France (77 photos from 2014)
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2021 photos: This year was filled with hope. Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic is still with us but it was hoped that restoring sanity to the White House. the rapid vaccine role-out, and a government that finally cared would put things back to normal again. But the force was strong in the evil anti-vaxxer movement and the virus variants made quick use of that so we're still dealing with this crap. Plus the continued impact of the Trump putsch attempt... Sigh.
Trips this year:
after getting fully vaccinated, I made a trip down to Asheville, NC in May to visit my dad and his wife Dixie and returned again in early October,
in mid-July, I made a quick trip up to Stockbridge, MA to see the Norman Rockwell Museum again as well as Daniel Chester French's place @ Chesterwood.
Number of photos taken this year: about 283,000, slightly up from 2020 but still really low.