• Sveriges ambassadkansli i Paris. Photographer: Åke E:son Lindman

    Sveriges ambassadkansli i Paris.

  • Sveriges ambassadkansli i Paris.

    Sveriges ambassadkansli i Paris.

The Swedish Embassy and Ambassador’s residence in Paris, France

The Embassy of Sweden in Paris is located on the Left Bank, in the 7th arrondissement, which is also home to the Eiffel Tower, the Rodin Museum and the Hôtel des Invalides.

New location and design

When the Embassy of Sweden outgrew its previous home on Rue Marceau, the search began for a new location. The Embassy site on Rue Barbet de Jouy in the 7th arrondissement was purchased by the Swedish State in 1959 for two million Swedish kronor. Initially, a Swedish architect was commissioned to design the Embassy and Ambassador's residence. When that option was rejected by the French planning authorities, it fell to a Frenchmen to produce an acceptable design. Architect André Malizard's building has been described as "Functionalist architecture translated to the 1970s". The new Embassy compound, comprising a chancery, residence and staff accommodation, was taken into use in 1974.

In 2005, the National Property Board Sweden conducted a major renovation and modernisation of the Embassy chancery. The former offices on the top floor were converted into open staff and communal rooms, with access to the roof terrace that runs around the building. A new conference room on the ground floor allowed the Embassy to welcome more people to its events, and improved accessibility for disabled visitors. In 2009 the OECD delegation moved into the premises, and in 2011 the consular department moved down to the ground floor. The interiors are managed by the Swedish Foreign Ministry's interior designers.

Sustainable administration

At the start of 2015 an energy-saving project was carried out on the property and the Residence was renovated. New ventilation ducts and a new central heating system were installed which made it easier to control consumption of the heating and air conditioning systems. All the windows and French windows in the Residence were fitted with modern energy-efficient glass.

The replanting of the garden

During 2015 we also oversaw a major replanting of the inner garden at the Embassy, and its layout was redesigned in order to make more office space available. The original idea behind the garden was to strike a balance between the unconstrained feel of a Swedish forest garden and the more strict expression of French horticultural design. The intention was to stay true to this idea. There were several large trees whose root systems had attacked parts of the building’s construction and drainage, and which we had no choice but to take down. New trees were planted in their place with a surrounding root barrier to ensure that the same problem does not arise again.

Place on map

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17, rue Barbet de Jouy

75007 Paris
48.853464, 2.317780