The Embassy of France in the United States is headed by the Ambassador FranГ§ois Delattre. The Embassyв’s efforts are bolstered by its many Departments and Consulates in New York, Boston, Miami, New Orleans, Houston, Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco and Atlanta.
The Embassy of France in Washington, DC, is the largest French diplomatic mission in the world.
The current building was constructed in the early 1980s. An architectural competition was held in 1975 to determine the buildingв’s design. The winner was AndrГ© Remondet (b.1908), a graduate of the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts and George Washington University who holds the title of Chief Architect of Public Buildings. The Embassy was built between May 1982 and December 1984.