Elysee Palace, Paris

53-55 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, France

Elysee Palace - the residence of the President of the French Republic in Paris. Here there are also meetings of the Council of Ministers of France. In the gardens of the palace evening of the fourteenth of July (before Bastille Day) celebrations are held on the occasion of the French Republic.. In the Elysee Palace, the president receives foreign heads of state, an honor guard of the Republican Guard.. The building was constructed in 1722 for the Count of Evreux La Tour d'Auvergne family as a fashionable metropolitan mansion. After the death of Count in 1753 the building was purchased by Louis XV for Madame de Pompadour, which increased its area. After her death in 1764 Elysee Palace moved to distant relatives of the king.. Under Napoleon the First Palace was first used for the needs of the government. Here also lived Napoleon's sister Caroline Murat and his wife, the Empress Josephine. In 1816 it was purchased by Louis XVIII.. In 1848, the Élysée Palace became the official residence of the President of the Second Republic Louis Napoleon Bonaparte. In 1867, the Élysée Palace was rebuilt by order of the emperor architect Lacroix, and since that time his appearance has not changed..

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