Essential Architecture-  Paris

Façade of the Palais de L'Élysée

architect

Jean Cailleteau, known as Lassurance the Younger

location

55-7, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré

date

1718

style

Second Empire

construction

masonry

type

Palace
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Palais de L'Élysée has its entrance on the rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré but the property occupies a full block that extends to Avenue Gabriel and much of the block consists of gardens. 

Built in 1718 for the comte d'Évreux, this hôtel later became the Parisian residence of Madame de Pompadour, who commissioned the architect Jean Cailleteau, known as Lassurance the Younger, to make alterations. After several more changes of ownership, it was purchased in 1805 by Napoléon I for his sister Caroline, wife of the comte de Murat. It served as the residence for Napoléon himself, and on June 22, 1815, after the Battle of Waterloo, he signed his abdication here. The Élysée palace has been the official residence of the president of the French republic since 1873.

Text and illustration quoted from- "Paris, Buildings and Monuments" An Illustrated Guide with over 850 Drawings and Neighborhood Maps. By Michael Poisson. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 463 pp, 1999.

links

 
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