Élysée Palace


Élysée Palace

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native_building_name= Palais de l'Élysée fr icon
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caption = The entrance to the Élysée Palace
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location = Paris, France
address = 55 rue du faubourg Saint-Honoré 75008 Paris, France
client = Henri-Louis de la Tour d'Auvergne
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current_tenants = President of France since 1874
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start_date = 1718
completion_date = 1722
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The Élysée Palace ("Palais de l'Élysée", located 55, rue du faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, not far from the Champs-Élysées), is the official residence of the President of the French Republic, where the president's office is located, and the Council of Ministers meets.

Important foreign visitors are hosted at the nearby Hôtel de Marigny (not a hotel in the English sense, but a palatial residence). The Élysee has large gardens, in which the president hosts a party on the afternoon of Bastille Day. Current resident and president is Nicolas Sarkozy.

History

The house was built between 1718 and 1722 as the residence of Henri-Louis de la Tour d'Auvergne (1679-1753), the Comte d'Evreux, by the architect Armand-Claude Mollet. It was named the Élysée when the Duchess of Bourbon owned it in 1797. Since 1874, the Élysée Palace has been the official residence of all the French Presidents.

Bibliography

*René Dosière, "L'argent caché de l'Elysée", Seuil, 2007

External links

* [http://www.elysee.fr/elysee/elysee.fr/anglais/the_elysee_palace/history_of_the_elysee_palace/history_of_the_elysee_palace.20248.html 'History of the Élysée Palace' at the official site of the President of the French Republic]


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