Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Paris, France

November 27, 2019

Location:  Paris

Event:  French farming unions are currently staging a demonstration on major highways leading into Paris which will end near Avenue Foche in the 16th Arrondissement.  Over 1000 tractors are reported to be blocking the roadways as they make their way into the city.  French authorities have placed additional security forces on the streets and erected barriers at various locations near government buildings and monuments.

This demonstration is not directed at the U.S. Embassy; however, access to the streets surrounding the Embassy may be blocked by police or demonstrators.

U.S. Citizens with emergencies should call 01-43-12-22-22.  From the United States dial (011) 33-1-43-12-22-22

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations
  • Be aware of your surroundings and keep a low profile
  • Monitor local media
  • Exercise caution and shelter in place if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
  • Notify friends and family of your safety

U.S. citizens may monitor English-language French media at the following:


United States Embassy
American Citizen Services Unit
4, avenue Gabriel
75382 Paris Cedex 08
Telephone in France: 01 43 12 22 22
Telephone from U.S.: (011 33) 1 43 12 22 22
American Citizen Services: e-mail –