Fountain of the moment: French Embassy Pool This very plain, bordering on ugly pool with fountains sits in front of a building which houses the Consulate of France. Two flagpoles, one for Canada and the other for France, stand in the pool. Note that in these photos, taken late on a Sunday evening, the flags still hang, forlorn and forgotten, without respect. A flag must be protected and brought in and raised with ceremony each morning and in the eve! France do what you might with your own flag, but treat Canada's properly.