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Elysee Palace, Paris

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Elysee 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.

Elysee 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 Elysee Palace can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Back to al-Fasar al-Jamri Palace, the seat of the French presidency, or the government, a beautiful view and a beautiful design.
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  • It was just turning to the left from the Champs Elysees. I just looked at it from the road, but there were a lot of police men with guns around. It was a barre atmosphere.
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  • Elysee Palace and the gardens seem great (better than The White House), but walls and gates are too high to be able to see something interesting.
  • I love France 🇫🇷
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