Les bals de l'Hôtel de la Marine: a magical event to the rhythm of music from centuries gone by

Published by Cécile de Sortiraparis, Rizhlaine de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on January 9th, 2024 at 01:18 p.m.
Take a step back in time, and attend a 19th-century ball, with the magical evenings organized once a month at the Hôtel de la Marine.

Do you like to dance in nightclubs or bars on Friday nights to celebrate the weekend? Guess what: your ancestors were fond of dancing too! Although, admittedly, the decor of these parties has changed a little... So why not put yourself in the shoes of those 19th-century revelers, by attending the bals de l'Hôtel de la Marine ?

One Friday or Saturday a month, the Parisian monument and the Carnet de Bals association invite you to take part in a themed ball. On the program: music, dance and wonderful discoveries, thanks to these " evenings worthy of the finest receptions " held at the Hôtel de la Marine in the 19th century.

During these timeless evenings, you can attend a recreation of a themed historical ball, as it might have been held a few centuries ago.

These events take place in the Cour d'Honneur and the salons d'apparat. Please note: while the ball in the Cour d'Honneur is free and open to the public, you must purchase a night-time ticket to attend the ball in the salons d'apparat.

Want to join the party and enjoy these historic balls? Here's the program for upcoming evenings at theHôtel de la Marine:

  • Saturday February 3: Cortège des nations ball
  • Friday, March 8: Renaissance Ball
  • Friday, April 26: Empire Ball
  • Saturday, May 25: Second Empire Ball
  • Friday, June 28: 1900 Ball

Period costumes are not compulsory... But how elegant you'd look if you could waltz into the monument's salons in a long dress or 19th-century costume! This is an unusual activity to try out with friends or your significant other.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From February 3rd, 2024 to June 28th, 2024



    2 Place de la Concorde
    75001 Paris 1

    Accessibility info

    M° Concorde (lines 1, 8 and 12)


    Official website

    More information
    Demonstrations in the main courtyard: free access without reservation. Demonstrations in the state salons: access subject to admission fee. Book your nocturnal visit on our online ticketing service

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