L'hôtel de la Marine

Hôtel de la Marine

Discover the Hôtel de la Marine, a magnificent 18th century palace and a venue blending French cuisine, history and art de vivre. It also houses the artworks of the prestigious Al Thani Collection.

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Description

In the Place de la Concorde, a stone’s throw from the Jardin des Tuileries, discover the Hôtel de la Marine, a superb piece of architecture created in the 18th century by Ange-Jacques Gabriel, the king’s chief architect. The building was used by the Garde-meuble de la Couronne, the service responsible for producing furnishings for royal palace, before becoming the headquarters of the general staff of the Navy for over two hundred years. It is a place steeped in French history, which has witnessed transformations in France from the royal era to the present day, and has just opened its doors to the public for the first time.

Audio visitor circuits

Discover its history through a fun and immersive tour. Equipped with your “Confidant”, a connected headset offering spatialised 3D sound, you can wander freely around while listening to the personalities who shaped the history of the building. Several audio tours, suitable for families, are available. You can travel through time with the Grand Tour and spend 1h30 minutes in the age of the Enlightenment, visiting the building in its entirety. You can immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of a magnificently restored apartment, an exceptional example of the excellence of French architecture and décor. The 45-minute Reception Rooms & Loggia tour will show you the ceremonial rooms and offer a splendid view of Paris.

The Al Thani Collection, a prestigious private collection ( * )

The Hôtel de la Marine welcomes the works of the Al Thani Collection, one of the most prestigious private collections in the world. Full of priceless artworks and objets d’art, it represents many different civilisations and spans over 5000 years of history. The opening exhibition Tresors from the Al Thani Collection highlights around 120 masterpieces from Antiquity to the 19th century. Simply stunning!

( * ) From April 25 to June 9, 2022, the Al Thani Collection will be closed to accommodate the new exhibition. The exhibition galleries of the Al Thani Collection will not be accessible during this period.)

An ode to French cuisine and art de vivre

What better setting in which to sit down for a bite to eat?

In the magnificent paved courtyard of the monument, accessible to all, the Café Lapérouse, offers a light menu for every moment of the day, from breakfast to aperitif. Let yourself be carried away by the interior décor, an ode to the voyages and great discoveries of the famous navigator, and by the tranquillity of the terrasse. A little gem just a stone's throw from the bustling place de la Concorde!

The menu of the Mimosa restaurant has been entrusted to the starred chef Jean-François Piège, in charge of honouring the French gastronomic craft. Experience the spirit of the Riviera in the heart of Paris, where pleasure, nature and sunshine meet in a spectacular setting!

The Hôtel de la Marine is part of the Parcours de la Gastronomie en Île-de-France, a route that showcases French cuisine and art de vivre in the Paris Region. Starting in October 2022, Le Cordon Bleu, which symbolizes the excellence of French gastronomy, will offer workshops and cooking demonstrations, as well as a conference program on world cuisines, with a special focus on Creole cooking.

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Access and contact

2 Place de la Concorde
75008 Paris 8ème

Days and opening hours

All year round, daily between 10.30 am and 7.30 pm. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Nocturne: Fridays until 9.30 pm.

Prices

  • Full price: Individual adult rates: Grand Tour: €17, Salons and Loggia: €13, Group adults: Adult group rates (from 20 adults): Grand Tour: €14, Salons and Loggia: €11, Set price group adults: Grand Tour conference package: 570€, Salons and Loggia: 450€, Al Thani Collection: 400€ (up to 30 people including entrance fee).
    Free entry for children < 18 years.
    Free for 18-25 year olds (EU nationals or legal residents in the EU).

Facility

  • Restaurant

Services

  • Shop

Activities

  • Activity
  • Temporary exhibition

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Spoken languages

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • Arab
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