Élysée Palace

Local namePalais de l'Élysée
Location8th arrondissement of Paris, France

The Élysée Palace is the official residence of the President of the French Republic. Completed in 1722, it was built for nobleman and army officer Louis Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, who had been appointed Governor of Île-de-France in 1719. It is located on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré near the Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, the name Élysée deriving from the Elysian Fields, the place of the blessed dead in Greek mythology. Important foreign visitors are hosted at the nearby Hôtel de Marigny, a palatial residence.

The palace has been the home of personalities such as Madame de Pompadour, Nicolas Beaujon, Bathilde d'Orléans, Joachim Murat and Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry. On 12 December 1848 under the Second Republic the French Parliament passed a law declaring the building the official residence of the President of France.

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Opening hours

Interior of this place is not open to the public.

The Élysée gardens can be visited during the European Heritage Days.

Admission

Admission to the gardens is free.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Élysée_Palace

Official Website https://www.elysee.fr/

Twitter https://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=elysee

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/elysee.fr

Phone +33 1 42 92 81 00

Address 55 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, France

Coordinates 48°52'13.151" N 2°18'59.613" E

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