The Hotel de la Marine opened its doors to the public in June 2021. Walk through the doors of this former Royal storage palace located on Place de la Concorde. It was in 1798 that this building found a new function, it became the seat of the Ministry of the Navy for more than 2 centuries.
In 2015, a new chapter in its history was written. Indeed the decision to regroup the various defense staff to empty this place full of history of its last inhabitants. After 5 years of work it is now open to the public as a museum.
The Marine Museum offers an immersive experience in time. The journey takes place from the Light Age to today. It is with the help of sensors hidden in each room that during the visit the magic can operate to the rhythm of the different audio tracks. This voice guides the guests through the maze of the history of this exceptional place.
Besides hearing, another of your senses will be conquered during the visit: the view. Between the architecture of the building and the exceptional furniture that still houses the Hotel de la Marine despite its abandonment of the title of Garde-Meuble de la couronne, a royal visit awaits you. Prepare to be dazzled by the gilding and perhaps you will notice that the magic does not only happen through the headphones but also through portraits that you will cross.
From November 18, 2021 until January 19, 2038, you will be able to admire a selection of selected works from the private collection loaned by Sheik Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani, cousin of the Emir of Qatar.
Hotel de la Marine
2 place de la Concorde
Métro : 1, 8, 12 Concorde
Bus : 72, 73, 84,94
Crédit photo : Jean-Pierre Delagard