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Encyclopedia > Élysée Palace
The entrance to the Élysée Palace
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The hall of festivities during a CSCE conference.
The Republican Guard mans the honour guards welcoming foreign heads of state or government; here, president Jacques Chirac welcomes then king of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk to the Élysée Palace.

The Élysée Palace (Palais de l'Élysée, located 55, rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré in Paris, not far from the Champs-Élysées), is the official residence of the President of France, where his office is located and the Council of Ministers meets. Download high resolution version (1944x2592, 2133 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1944x2592, 2133 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is an international organization for security. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Jacques René Chirac (born 29 November 1932) is a French politician. ... Time in office: April 24, 1941-March 3, 1955; November 20, 1991-October 7, 2004 (King from September 24, 1993) Predecessor: Sisowath Monivong (first time); Chea Sim (second time) Successor: Norodom Suramarit (first time); Norodom Sihamoni (second time) Date of Birth: October 31, 1922 Place of Birth: Phnom Penh Preah... Seen eastwards The rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré is a street in Paris, France. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Avenue des Champs-Élysées from Place de la Concorde Looking east along the Champs-Élysées from the top of the Arc de Triomphe The Champs-Élysées (pronounced  audio literally the Elysian fields) is a broad avenue in the French capital Paris. ... The President of France, known officially as the President of the Republic (Président de la République in French), is Frances elected Head of State. ...


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 somewhat large gardens, in which the president throws a party on the afternoon of Bastille Day. A hotel is an establishment that provides lodging, usually on a short-term basis. ... Bastille Day is the French national holiday, celebrated on July 14th of each year. ...


History

The architect Armand-Claude Mollet possessed a property fronting on the road to the village of Roule, west of Paris (now the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré), and backing onto royal property, the Grand Cours through the Champs-Élysées. He sold this in 1718 to Henri-Louis de la Tour d'Auvergne, comte d'Évreux, with the agreement that Mollet would construct an hôtel particulier for the count, fronted by an entrance court and backed by a garden. The Hôtel d'Évreux was finished and decorated by 1722, and though it has undergone many modifications since, it remains a fine example of classic Régence style. At the time of his death in 1753, d'Évreux was the owner of one of the most widely admired houses in Paris. Avenue des Champs-Élysées from Place de la Concorde Looking east along the Champs-Élysées from the top of the Arc de Triomphe The Champs-Élysées (pronounced  audio literally the Elysian fields) is a broad avenue in the French capital Paris. ... Events May 15 - James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents the worlds first machine gun. ... Events Abraham De Moivre states De Moivres theorem connecting trigonometric functions and complex numbers Publication of the first book of Bachs Well-Tempered Clavier Fall of Persias Safavid dynasty during a bloody revolt of the Afghani people. ... 1753 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Though it was first officially used by the government of Napoleon Bonaparte, the Hôtel d'Évreux was formally purchased for Louis XVIII in 1816. Under the provisional government of the Second Republic it took the name of the Elysée National and was assigned to the President of the Republic as official residence. In 1853, after his coup d'état that ended the Republic, Napoleon III charged the architect Joseph-Eugène Lacroix with renovations that carried on until 1867. Since then the essential look of the Palais de l'Élysée has remained the same. Bonaparte as general Napoleon Bonaparte ( 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a general of the French Revolution and was the ruler of France as First Consul (Premier Consul) of the French Republic from November 11, 1799 to May 18, 1804, then as Emperor of the French (Empereur des Français... Louis XVIII (November 17, 1755 - September 16, 1824) was King of France from 1814 (although he declared that he considered his reign to have begun in 1795) until his death in 1824. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The French Second Republic (often simply Second Republic) was the republican regime of France from February 25, 1848 to December 2, 1852. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte (April 20, 1808, Paris - January 9, 1873, Chislehurst, Kent, England) was a President of France, and later, Emperor of the French. ... 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


See also

This article is about the political and administrative structures of the French government. ... The quintessential medieval European palace: Palais de la Cité, in Paris, the royal palace of France. ...

External link

  • Official site of the President of the French Republic (http://www.elysee.fr)

 
 

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