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.
The 45-minute Salons & Loggia Tour uses innovative digital devices to show you the gilded ceremonial rooms and the loggia, which offers an incomparable view of Paris and the Place de la Concorde. For a longer journey back in time, 1h15 minutes, you can also discover the Intendant's apartments and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of a magnificently restored apartment, an exceptional example of the excellence of French architecture and décor and daily life in the 18th century**. Your steps will then lead you back to the ceremonial rooms and the loggia.

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!

The new exhibition "Ca' d'Oro, Masterpieces of the Renaissance in Venice " will host **from November 30, 2022 to March 26, 2023 a series of exceptional loans from the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro in Venice, which is currently being renovated. This is a unique opportunity to discover a selection of more than 70 works by the greatest artists of the Venetian Renaissance**including medals by Pisanello and Gentile Bellini, paintings by Tintoret, Paris Bordon and Titian, sculptures by Tullio Lombardo, Jacopo Sansovino, Andrea Riccio and Alessandro Vittoria. For the first time in over a century, Andrea Mantegna's **'Saint Sebastian', the heart of the museum's collection and the artist's final masterpiece, leaves its home on the Grand Canal to go on show on the Place de la Concorde.

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. 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 pm. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Open daily from 10.30am to 7.00pm (ticket office closes at 6.15pm). Late-night openings each Friday Every Friday evening, the Hôtel de la Marine can be visited until 9.30pm (ticket office closes at 8.45pm).

Prices

  • Full price: Individual adult rates: Salons and Loggia: €13, The Intendant's Apartments: 17€ Group adults: Adult group rates (from 20 adults): Salons and Loggia: €11, Intendant's appartments tour including access to the ceremonial rooms and the loggia: €14 Set price group adults: 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) Paris Museum Pass accepted: compulsory reservation of a time slot.

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Spoken languages

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • Arab
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  • © Ambroise Tezenas / Centre des monuments nationaux