While this site has participated in Doors Open Ontario in the past, it is not part of the current season’s program. Please check the Home page for this year’s events and participating sites.

French Embassy in CanadaDigital Doors Open Ottawa

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tours
  • Kid-friendly
French Embassy in Canada

The French Embassy is an example of 1930s art deco, built primarily of materials from Quebec and France. In this building, which was inaugurated in 1939, highlights include the Salon de l’hon. George W. Vari (formerly the Birch Bark Room), a replica of the Vimy memorial, bronze decorations by André Bizette-Lindet, a fresco by Alfred Courmes and historical wall engravings. Due to COVID-19, the building remains closed to the public. An exhibition on Sussex Drive, however, will give you more information on this iconic building. In addition, as part of Digital Doors Open, you can take a virtual tour here.

Contact info

42 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario



Year built: 1930s
Building type:Private residence
Architectural style:Art deco

Dates/hours open

Jun 25, 04:57pm - Jun 25, 04:57pm