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The Embassy of France in Berlin


Address: Pariser Platz 5, Berlin, D-10117

Tel.: +49 (0) 30 590 03 9000

E-Mail: secretariat-ambassadeur.berlin-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr


The Ambassador

Amb. François Delattre

François Delattre is the esteemed Ambassador of France to Germany, assuming the position in September 2022. His diplomatic career is extensive and marked by significant postings and contributions to French foreign affairs.

Before his current role, Delattre was the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs from 2019 to 2022. He has a rich history with the United Nations, having served as France's permanent representative from September 2014 to July 2019. He was the French Ambassador to the United States from 2011 to 2014, furthering France's diplomatic outreach and relations.

Delattre's experience with North American diplomacy also includes his tenure as the French Ambassador to Canada from 2008 to 2011. In addition, he served as the Consul General in New York from 2004 to 2008 and led the press and communications service of the French embassy in Washington from 1998 to 2002.

His expertise in economic diplomacy and European and transatlantic defence and security is well recognized. Delattre was part of President Jacques Chirac's diplomatic team from 1995 to 1998, where he notably handled the crisis in Bosnia. His skills in these areas were also honed while advising Minister of Foreign Affairs Alain Juppé from 1993 to 1995, after two years in the Directorate of Strategic Affairs and Disarmament at the Quai d'Orsay.

Further consolidating his extensive experience, Delattre served as Deputy Director of the Cabinet of Minister of Foreign Affairs Dominique de Villepin from 2002 to 2004. His early diplomatic career includes significant time in Germany at the French embassy in Bonn from 1989 to 1991, where he witnessed historic events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany.

Born on November 15, 1963, in Saint-Marcellin, France, Delattre is academically accomplished with a degree in international law and diplomas from the Institute of Political Studies (IEP) in Paris, the National School of Administration, and a German degree from the University of Munich. His academic background provides a solid foundation for his diplomatic endeavours.

Delattre has held several noteworthy positions throughout his career, including within the central administration and as a technical advisor. He was also a mission head at the Presidency of the Republic and held various roles in Washington, D.C.

In recognition of his service, Delattre has been honoured as a Knight of the Legion of Honor and an Officer of the National Order of Merit. Fluent in German and English, his language skills have undoubtedly complemented his international roles. Ambassador Delattre continues to serve France with dedication, bringing his extensive experience and expertise to the forefront of Franco-German relations.



The French Embassy was first built in 1860, however it was destroyed during World War II and the plot remained empty for half a century. France requested to have it back after the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990, when the embassy was transferred from Bonn back to Berlin.

The French Embassy is situated on Pariser Platz in front of the Brandenburg Gate, it was in 2002 when it was relocated back to its original position. The architectural project of the Embassy was the result of a contest and among the 150 applications, the judging panel selected seven nominees, eventually the French architect Christian de Portzamparc was nominated and building officially commenced on July 10th, 1998.