Hotel of the Navy Building and Al Thani Collection tours
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What to expect
Visit the Hôtel de la Marine, one of the most iconic buildings in Paris. Located at 2 Place de la Concorde in the Eighth arrondissement of Paris, it has been a symbol of the city since its construction in 1774.
The architect behind this masterpiece was Ange-Jacques Gabriel. Born in Paris in 1698, he was one of the most famous architects of his time, holding the title of Premier Architect of the King. Among his notable works are the Place de la Concorde, Hôtel Crillon, Château de Compiègne, Petit Trianon, and the Royal Opera of Château de Versailles. He was also involved in the expansion of the Louvre Museum, the construction of the Luxembourg Palace, and the Château de Rambouillet.
The Hôtel de la Marine is also part of the Centre des Monuments Nationaux, an organization responsible for the supervision and maintenance of many important historical monuments in Paris, such as the Arc de Triomphe, the Sainte-Chapelle, and the Conciergerie, as well as throughout France, including the Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey.
Today, the Hôtel de la Marine is open to the public, providing a unique glimpse into the history of Paris. Visitors can admire its exquisite 18th-century-style furnished interiors while enjoying breathtaking views of the Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Élysées.
Moreover, the Hôtel de la Marine houses the magnificent Al Thani Collection, one of the most impressive private art collections in the world. Presented by the Al Thani Collection Foundation, this collection consists of over 4,000 art pieces from around the globe, including paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts. The Al Thani Collection was established in the 1990s by Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani, the former Emir of Qatar. He was a passionate art enthusiast who collected works from various styles and periods.
If you're seeking a truly unique and memorable Parisian experience, be sure to include a visit to the Hôtel de la Marine on your list. Whether you're interested in history, art, or simply breathtaking views, the Hôtel de la Marine is truly worth a visit!
The Hôtel de la Marine is open every day except on January 1st, May 1st, and December 25th:
- Monday: 10:30 am to 7:00 pm (last entry at 6:00 pm)
- Tuesday: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm (last entry at 12:30 pm)
- Wednesday: 10:30 am to 7:00 pm (last entry at 6:00 pm)
- Thursday: 12:30 pm to 7:00 pm (last entry at 6:00 pm)
- Friday: 10:30 am to 9:30 pm (except from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm on the first Friday of each month - last entry at 8:30 pm)
- Saturday: 10:30 am to 7:00 pm (last entry at 6:00 pm)
- Sunday: 10:30 am to 7:00 pm (last entry at 6:00 pm)
- Children under 18 years old (accompanied by family and excluding school groups)
- 18-25 years old (citizens of European Union countries and non-European residents with regular status in France)
- Disabled individuals and their accompanying person
- Job seekers (upon presentation of an attestation dated within the last 6 months)
- Education Pass holders (valid pass required)
- Free access for Passion Monuments subscribers, annual subscription to the Centre des Monuments Nationaux (upon presentation of a valid Passion Monuments card)
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