European Heritage Days 2021 at the Elysée Palace

Published by Laurent P., Elodie D. · Photos by Caroline J. · Updated on 15 September 2021 at 11h41 · Published on 15 September 2021 at 11h41
Every year, the Elysée Palace opens its doors for European Heritage Days. This high place of power is usually closed to the public but welcomes you on September 18 and 19, 2021 to discover the prestigious salons of the Hotel d’Evreux.

The Hotel d'Evreux, also known as the Elysée Palace is one of the most coveted places on European Heritage Days. This year, the place welcomes you on September 18 and 19, 2021 for the 38th edition of the event for never-before-seen tours of the fantastic and richly decorated palace.

Already considered as “the most beautiful mansion in the surroundings of Paris” in the 18th century. The Hotel d’Evreux has been successively the property of the Comte d’Evreux, Louis XV and Napoleon before being once and for all designated as the Residence of the French President based on a Decree in 1848.

Moreover, the self-guided tour of the building allows you to discover the Hotel d’Evreux and its 1889 layout (nothing has really been changed since then, except that electricity and running water has been installed): between the Salon Murat – that houses the Council of Ministers each Wednesday – and the Reception Hall – set up to house official dinners for the 1889 world’s fair – you will be taken to the heart of the power.

The visit continues within the power’s own intimacy with the French President’s office located within the Salon Doré (gilded salon) decorated by Jean-Louis Godon in 1861 for the Empress Eugénie. Furthermore, the courtyard and the gardens are also open.

To give you an overview of the visit, the French National Audiovisual Institute (INA) presents the tour in a video:

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 18 September 2021 to 19 September 2021



    Avenue Gabriel
    75008 Paris 8