L'hôtel de la Marine

Hôtel de la Marine

Discover the Hôtel de la Marine, a prestigious 18th century palace and a venue blending French cuisine, history and art de vivre. And on 18 November, the works of the Al Thani Collection will be revealed.

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  2. Museums and monuments
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  4. Hôtel de la Marine


Covid-19 information : a health pass or a test taken within the last 48 hours is required at the entrance.

On 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.

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

As of 18 November 2021, the Hôtel de la Marine will welcome 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 will highlight around 120 masterpieces from Antiquity to the 19th century. Simply stunning!

An ode to French cuisine and art de vivre

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

In September, two eateries will be opened. Michelin-starred chef Jean-François Piège designed the menu for the restaurant next to the main courtyard, while the Café Lapérouse, to the south of the courtyard, will offer a lighter menu for all times of day.
We can’t wait!

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.

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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 10 pm.


  • Full price: Individual adult rates: Grand Tour: €17, Salons and Loggia: €14, Al Thani Collection: €11.5 Group adults: Adult group rates (from 20 adults): Grand Tour: €14, Salons and Loggia: €11, Al Thani Collection: €9 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).


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