Embassy of France in Cotonou


The French Embassy in Benin is a bilateral mission in Cotonou and promotes French interests in Benin. The embassy of France also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of Benin. The French Embassy in Cotonou is headed by Mr Jean-Paul Monchau - Ambassador of France to Benin.


French Embassy in Cotonou, Benin Avenue Jean-Paul II B. P. 966 Cotonou Benin


(+229) 21 36 55 33


(+229) 21 36 55 30


ambafrance.cotonou@diplomatie.gouv.fr consulat.cotonou-fslt@diplomatie.gouv.fr




Mr Jean-Paul Monchau - Ambassador

Office Hours:

Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in Benin require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the French embassy in Cotonou you will find information on opening hours and how to book appointments.

Opening hours

Please note that embassy opening hours can vary. Always contact the embassy before a visit.

Visa for France

For all French visa related matters contact the embassy in Cotonou before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website (www.ambafrance-bj.org ) or contact the visa department by telephone (+229) 21 36 55 33 or email ambafrance.cotonou@diplomatie.gouv.fr consulat.cotonou-fslt@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Consulates of France in Benin

Next to the embassy in Cotonou there could be additional French consulates located in Benin.

Please check below for the locations of the French consulates in Benin.

French Consulates in Benin

Next to the embassy in Cotonou, France has consulates in the following cities: Natitingou, Ouidah and Parakou