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Élysée Palace, Paris

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Élysée 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.

Élysée 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 Élysée Palace can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Paris for a long time, first visit gardens beautiful interiors also worth the visit! Codes and class :)
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  • September in Europe's heritage day Saturday of the third week. Access to locations in the facilities of the Paris not only at this time. In Paris particularly Elysee Palace is one becoming more popular. While looking through the 4 hours, 6 hours along with the word of mouth, well okay 9:00 open and would have to go to the 8:30, long line. For the limited number of 1度ni put the column itself is not long, but little by little but unimpressive. 2017 lined up eight hours... earlier I had gone maybe the result is good at this time. It also finally, macron President and Mrs. came, especially macron President visitor and photo taking, had a little conversation with. Because it was a pile of 2-3 meters away so it was worth 8 hours, see the raw macron was. Interior was all-you-can-eat photos. Pine tree in the garden of the Palace of Japan seems. The influence of Japonisme? Sneak peak at the dinner will be held and the President's Office, Conference, etc. 3 f in Japan I'm sure private room. A small version of the Palace of Versailles impression is really gorgeous and sigh. Lined the eight-hour, and 2017, the falling rain, umbrella required. After the reading, or Smartphone and everything (and the charger can be useful). Rest assured there portable toilets lined up nearby. And light sandwiches even can afford selling lined up at, so bring something to pinch. Water is good for health. Don't know how water is like taking a drink on the spot, security is so clear. Quickly put the people with baby strollers and disabled another route (maybe 30 minutes to one hour). Show your Passport (future unknown) was not required. Only about three times, had a body check and baggage inspection.
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  • Once a year chance to aim at and visited on the third Sunday of September. Start is important because, wait 4 hours delayed out but rode the metro from the dark was opened from 9 a.m., three hours before the 6 a.m. lined for 5 hours a wait columns involved. Struggled to find last listening to the guards was formed from the Elysee miyamae Park City column. Facilities of this kind is the ID (travellers in passport) of should you carry are asked to present. Cold before dawn and wait, so warm drinks, bread, time to kill of tablet or Smartphone charger is required. May you bring disposable so cold even in 9-10 minutes. And you are certainly gorgeous and say is absolutely gorgeous. Dinner guest to dinner even the Oval Office is plush, silver dishes and recipes of Grouch, here is the official residence of the head of State said. Also lined up for a long time once is worth a careful look.
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  • 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.
  • The place is really nice but way too much untidy: full of old junk trying to look like humans, crooks and sleeping people everywhere.
  • From outside is looking good ..and is one strange sensation..what makes you to enter inside ..
  • the good news of the century sarkozy dont back
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