Paris Monuments and Museums

Elysée Palace

Located in the 8th arrondissement, 55 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the Elysée Palace is the seat of the presidency of the French Republic and the official residence of the President of the Republic since the Second Republic.

More commonly called « Elysium » by the media, this palace was built in 1720 by architect Armand Claude Mollet Louis Henri Tower of Auvergne. The Elysee Palace has crossed the path of the largest, King Louis XV actually gift the Marquise de Pompadour, and was the princely palace of Joachim Murat, brother of Napoleon I, his nephew Napoleon III are also resided.

This palace is highly symbolic of the Republic and is the heart of power, all presidents reside there during their mandate. Every Wednesday the council of ministers held at the Elysee Palace, the foreign heads of state are welcomed there regularly by the President of the Republic but also athletes, Olympic medalists etc.