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Elysee Palace, Paris

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Elysee Palace is the official residence of the President of the French Republic, containing his office, and is where the Council of Ministers meets. You can only view this site from a distance, as security is locked tight. The best time to go may be at the top of each hour, when the changing of the guard occurs. Meanwhile, check out the upscale shopping in the area accompanied by beautiful architecture.

Elysee Palace also has French-style gardens, containing patterned flowerbeds and alleys of chestnut trees lined with hedgerows, in which presidents hosted parties on the afternoon of Bastille Day until 2010. Since then, Nicolas Sarkozy, the former President of France, decided to stop organizing this event because of France's high debt and the economic crisis. Using our international travel planner, Paris attractions like Elysee Palace can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It is not and away, the most beautiful monument in Paris, but when you walk around the corner we make the detour... This building is any sight of the street. You have a small view of the peron at the front gate. Order service lets you take pictures
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  • On walking past the Élysée Palace today, there were many police / security personnel around and blocking the footpath and the ability to directly walk past the Palace. The closest you could get is wal...  more »
  • If you go to Paris a House to be seen. The history of the internal architecture of a garden landscape and well-preserved House.
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  • Fries are good. Definitely a good adress. Only bad point : no menu advertised at the Palais entrance... Can be improved ;)
  • Difficult to get an appointment with president, no free parking, cigar area and luxurious toilets, no drift area and skatepark still not opened but air is still free to breath and croissants are amazing - president is always somewhere else for the "show" so don't expect to play pétanque together
  • I'm sure it's spectacular, but you can't see it behind the high walls, and if you do try and go in, it's a hell of a long wait.
  • What should I say? I'm an atheist I'm watching from Alaska thanks
  • The place is really nice but way too much untidy: full of old junk trying to look like humans, crooks and sleeping people everywhere.
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