Information Resource Center (IRC)

The Information Resource Center (IRC) of the Embassy of the United States in France aims to serve those who need research, reference and documentation services on U.S. foreign and domestic policies, U.S. history and culture, and the French-American relationship.

For information about historical and cultural ties between the U.S. and France, please visit the U.S.- France Relations and Education & Culture pages.

For the latest publications from the Bureau of Global Public Affairs within the U.S. Department of State, please visit Share America.

Additionally, the public is welcome to send us reference questions by e-mail at

Please note: The IRC does not provide information about Consular Services, Visas, or U.S. Citizen Services.  Such information is available on the Embassy Consular Services pages.  Nor does it provide information about France.  Such information is available on the website of the French Embassy in Washington.