Hôtel de Salm, the Parisian gem housing the Musée de la Légion d’Honneur

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Updated on 28 July 2021 at 10h00 · Published on 27 July 2021 at 17h58
Paris private mansions are part of this heritage making the very charm of the French capital. This time, we offer you to discover the Hôtel de Salm, an architectural wonder housing the Musée de la Légion d’Honneur.

When walking through Paris, you might randomly run into unknown buildings and intriguing wonders. If your steps take you along the Seine riverbanks in Paris 7th arrondissement, it is likely that you have noticed this beautiful palace set by the Musée d’Orsay. This is the Hôtel de Salm, a wonderful private mansion also known as the Palais de la Légion d’Honneur. It even houses the museum dedicated to this national order.

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Built in 1781, this private mansion used to belong to Frederic II, Prince of Salm-Kyrburg before being confiscated following his execution, becoming then a national asset. Then, in the early 19th century, the Hôtel de Salm becomes the headquarters of the “Ordre de la Légion d’Honneur” or Order of the Legion of Honor.

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Since 1925, the Hôtel de Salm has been housing the Musée de la Légion d'Honneur dedicated to the chivalric order and the order of merit, as well as decorations and medals, and foreign orders. Furthermore, this is the only museum of this kind (dedicated to phaleristics) in Paris. As for the permanent collections, discover the story of the Hôtel de Salm. In 1985, the palace is listed as Historic Monument. Then, to get to know this beautiful location, you need to visit it! And it is perfect since the museum is free of charge!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 19 May 2021

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    Location

    2 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur
    75007 Paris 7

    Prices
    Free

    Official website
    www.legiondhonneur.fr

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