Places Around Elysee Palace
Elysee Palace, or Palais de l’Elysee, is an official residence of the President of the French Republic. It also houses numerous offices and is a convenient meeting place of the Council of Ministers. The location of the Elysee Palace is top convenient close to all major sights of the city, just a stone throw from the Avenue de Champs-Elysees.
The Palace was built between 1718 and 1722 in a classical style. It suffered a lot of changes over centuries and was even closed in June 1940, remaining empty during World War II. In 1946 it was re-occupied by the President of the Provisional Government, and the first President of the Fourth Republic. For the period of time from 1959 to 1969 it was home to Charles de Gaulle. Not all presidents like the Palace – for some it seems to open to public with lack of privacy. At present it’s home to Nicolas Sarkozy and his third wife.