Daily Management Review

The Historic Hôtel de la Marine in Paris Emerges from the Waves


The palatial mansion on Place de la Concorde in Paris is soon opening to the public after years of controversy and a painstaking restoration campaign. The result is a journey halfway between poetry and scientific rigor, underpinned by a completely new financial management method

by Sarah Hugounenq

Loggia, Hôtel de la Marine. © Ambroise Tézenas CMN
Loggia, Hôtel de la Marine. © Ambroise Tézenas CMN
The Hôtel de la Marine (Hôtel of the Navy) has found its home port. The former Garde-Meuble de la Couronne (Furniture Storage for the Crown), built by Ange Jacques Gabriel (1698-1782) for King Louis XV between 1758 and 1774 on the future Place de la Concorde, has been adrift over the past ten years at the whim of political, economic and even diplomatic currents. Its future has been constantly invented and reinvented since it was announced in 2011 that the Naval Headquarters would move to... read more