This is a list of diplomatic missions of France, excluding honorary consulates.[http://www.expatries.diplomatie.gouv.fr/default.aspx?SID=12291] France's permanent representation abroad began in the reign of Francis I, when in 1522 he sent a delegation to the Swiss. Despite its reduced presence following decolonisation, France still has substantial influence in the world. Wikipedia*
On the C-SPAN Networks:
French Embassy has hosted 9 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 1991 News Conference. The year with the highest average number of views per video was 2006 with an average of 1,579 views per video. Most appearances with Gerard Araud (2). Most common tags: France, Persian Gulf War.