Step into the Élysée Palace
This year, in addition to the classic tour open to all, the Élysée Palace is introducing one innovative themed tour for visitors who register in advance.
The Public tour
As in previous years, discover the Élysée Palace’s iconic spaces: the President’s office, the Reception Hall which plays host to functions and state banquets, the Ceremonial Courtyard where the President greets visiting heads of state (and the triumphant French football team!), and also the gardens.
This tour is open to all, without prior registration, on a first come, first served basis.
Entrance via the gardens (Grille du coq, Avenue Gabriel):
Silver Room, Paulin Room, Library, Fern Room, Map Room, Hall, Palier des Huissiers (antechamber to the President’s office), Waiting Room, Gilded Room, Green Room, Napoleon III Room, winter garden, Reception Hall, terrace, Ambassadors’ Room, Aides-de-Camp Room, Murat Room, Tapestry Room, and Hall of Honour.
Exit via the Ceremonial Courtyard.
The Élysée Palace Experts tour
Some 800 people work at the Élysée Palace on a daily basis. It is like a small town nestling in the heart of the city, and all the different professions make their contribution to the reputation for excellence which is the hallmark of this establishment. This tour will take you behind the scenes at the Élysée Palace via three iconic locations: the kitchens, the cellars and the floristry workshop.
Prior registration is obligatory for this tour.
Entrance via the west courtyard (opposite 23 Avenue de Marigny).
This tour does not link up with the classic tour and therefore does not include the President’s office or the Reception Hall. The layout of the building means that this tour is unfortunately not accessible to visitors with reduced mobility.