France @ Open House Dublin 2017

The Résidence de France and Alliance Française Dublin will open their doors to the public on Saturday 14th October 2017.

Résidence de France, 53 Ailesbury Road

Formerly known as Mytilene, the official residence of the French Ambassador is a large detached house set in a wooded garden, with a granite balustrade and wide steps leading to the pillared front entrance. The house is clad in white bricks with contrasting elements in black brick, wrapped by an ornamental rosette frieze beneath the parapet.

Architect: Built on the instruction of owner George Bustard

Building Date: 1883-1885

Click here to find out more on the history of the Residence de France.

Saturday, 14th October 2017: 11am – 5pm
@ Résidence de France, 53 Ailesbury Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

First-come basis: just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers.

Please note: all visitors must bring a valid photo I.D. on the day. Visitors must allow their bags to be checked by security and large bags are not allowed.


Alliance Française Dublin

One of the jewels of Dublin city centre, the Alliance Francaise’s building, formerly the Kildare Club, was designed in 1858 and completed in 1861. One of the most celebrated architectural elements of the building is the imaginative and skillfully carved animals that can be seen on the bases and capitals of the large external columns. The tour this year will also include the newly renovated French Library.

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Published on 21/08/2018

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