Go back to the heart of the 18th century by visiting the apartments of the Intendants of the Garde-Meuble de la Couronne, a true “Versailles laboratory” in terms of furnishings. As you walk through these ancient and extremely refined dwellings, you will discover the taste of the 18th century in all areas of the decorative arts: from the study to the reception rooms, from the bedrooms to the bathroom!
Elaborately detailed office of the French Naval Staff that epitomizes the city’s visual aesthetic. The Hôtel de la Marine is a former royal and naval residence that has a rich history dating back to the 18th century. It was initially built as a part of the Place Louis XV (now Place de la Concorde) project commissioned by Louis XV. The construction started in 1757 and was completed in 1774. The architects Gabriel Ange-Jacques and Jacques-Richard Ange-Jacques were responsible for the design of the Hôtel de la Marine.
Initially, it served as the headquarters of the French Royal Navy. The building has undergone various uses and renovations over the years, including being the Ministry of the Navy during the French Revolution and later housing the Naval Staff. In recent times, there have been efforts to open parts of the building to the public and transform it into a cultural and heritage site. The Hôtel de la Marine features neoclassical architecture and is known for its impressive façade. The interior is adorned with grand salons and rooms reflecting the opulence of the 18th century. Due to its historical and architectural significance, the Hôtel de la Marine is recognized as a monument and an essential part of France’s cultural heritage.