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Conseil d'Etat, Paris

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In France, the Council of State is a body of the French national government that acts both as legal adviser of the executive branch and as the supreme court for administrative justice. Established in 1799 by Napoléon Bonaparte as a successor to the King's Council (Conseil du Roi), it is located in the Palais-Royal in Paris and is primarily made up of top-level legal officers. The Vice President of the Council of State is the highest-ranking civil servant in France.The Conseil d'État, which is also a Grand Corps of the French State (grand corps de l'État), mainly recruits among the top ranking students graduating from the École nationale d'administration.CompositionA General Session of the Council of State is presided over by the Prime Minister or, in his absence, the Minister of Justice. However, since the real presidency of the Council is held by the Vice-President, he usually presides all but the most ceremonial assemblies. This is also done for obvious reasons pertaining to the separation of powers. The current Vice-President is Jean-Marc Sauvé.Other members of the Council include, by decreasing order of importance: Department heads (président de section) Councillors ordinary (conseiller d'État ordinaire) Councillors extraordinary (conseiller d'État en service extraordinaire) Masters of requests (maître des requêtes) Master of requests extraordinary (maître des requêtes en service extraordinaire) Senior masters (auditeur de première classe) Masters (auditeur de deuxième classe) The Vice-President is appointed by Order-in-Council on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice and is selected from among the Council's department heads or councillors ordinary. Division heads are similarly appointed and selected from among the councillors ordinary. Using our international travel planner, Paris attractions like Conseil d'Etat can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Well liked the statue of Mars, God of War, which is actually a stone sculpture of the ancient. In fact all these statues were made by Pajou who was the official sculptor of Louis XV. Each statue is 2.40 meters high.
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  • It was a splendid building. I didn't think it was an administrative organ because it was like a souvenir shop on the first floor and the entrance to the Palais Royal.
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  • Great place with a superb institution. Congratulations to the Council of State!
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  • To say that my father has passed his competitions to the Council of State taking advantage of the high view on the Royal Palace. That was a certain time because now I think it's unthinkable to see future candidates in this place again.
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