Visit the Résidence de France
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Visit the Résidence de France

Visit the home of the French Ambassador while posted in New Zealand. This villa was built in the 19th century and purchased by the Republic of France in 1999.

As a local historic building, with its distinctive leadlight windows, theRésidence de France is an integral part of Thorndon’s heritage.

Free guided tours of the property will be held on Friday 30 October from 10am to 3pm.

There are 5 tour times available, each starting on the hour, from 10am onwards. The tour will take about one hour and the visitors will be welcomed at the gate before a specialist of local history from the Thorndon Society takes them for a tour of the house.

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Booking is required (maximum of 25 visitors per tour)

Location: 39 Hobson Street, Wellington

Cost: Free


Accessibility: On-street parking only (fees may apply). The French Residence isn’t a fully accessible venue – any questions please email

French Embassy in New Zealand

Located in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, the French Embassy in New Zealand provides the French Republic's diplomatic representation to New Zealand, Samoa and the Cook Islands. The current Ambassador is Ms Sylvaine Carta-Le Vert.

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