Embassy of the United Kingdom, Paris

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British Embassy, Paris
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The Embassy building in Paris
LocationFrance Paris, France
Address35, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75383 Paris, France
AmbassadorEdward Llewellyn, Baron Llewellyn of Steep
WebsiteBritish Embassy, Paris

The Embassy of the United Kingdom in Paris is the chief diplomatic mission of the United Kingdom in France. It is located on one of the most famous streets in France, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. The current British Ambassador to France is Edward Llewellyn, Baron Llewellyn of Steep.[1]

Ambassador's Residence[edit]

Hôtel de Charost, the official residence of the British Ambassador

The official residence of the British Ambassador to France since 1814 has been the Hôtel de Charost, located at 39 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, just a few doors down from the Élysée Palace. It was built in 1720 and bought by the Duke of Wellington in 1814. Napoleon's sister, Princess Borghese, joined her brother in exile to Elba, a tiny island between Corsica and Italy. Penury forced the sale of this jewel looking house on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré to the British government for use as their embassy. It had been the home of the Duke of Wellington for 5 months because he had been appointed Britain's ambassador to the court of Louis XVIII.[2]

Other locations[edit]

Outside Paris, there are British Consulates in Bordeaux and Marseille.[3]

The Embassy also represents the British Overseas Territories in France.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British Embassy Paris". FCO.gov.uk. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  2. ^ Schofield, H. "Scandalous tales from the British embassy in Paris". BBC News. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  3. ^ "British Embassy Paris". FCO.gov.uk. Retrieved 19 March 2015.

Coordinates: 48°52′09″N 2°19′08″E / 48.8692°N 2.3188°E / 48.8692; 2.3188