What is the Hôtel de la Marine?

The Hôtel de la Marine is an iconic monument on Place de la Concorde and a fine architectural ensemble that Ange-Jacques Gabriel, the king’s chief architect, made in the 18th century. Until 1798, it housed the Garde-Meuble de la Couronne, before becoming the headquarters of France’s navy ministry for over 200 years.

Come and visit this unique monument in the heart of Paris and discover its refurbished 18th-century apartments, its stately reception rooms and its restaurant in a building that the Centre des monuments nationaux has fully restored.


  • The Al Thani Collection

    Discover the treasures of the Al Thani Collection as well as the Reception rooms and Loggia

A unique experience

  • The visitor circuits

    Come and discover over 250 years of history behind this monument through our audio visits
  • The Confidant

    The Confidant is a connected headset that serves as your tour guide. Using binaural audio technology, it breathes life into the people who once inhabited this building. This makes the guided tour original and immersive, plunging visitors into the full depth...

Tight security

In order to ensure the visitors’ safety, the monument applies the preventive measures that the French government has decided on for public institutions. The monument is open in the usual conditions. All visitors must go through security checks at the entrance. We thank visitors in advance for their understanding and participation.
Large-capacity bags and suitcases are forbidden.

A living space

  • Gastronomy

    Discover the restaurant and café of the Hôtel de la Marine
  • Book and Gift Shop

    Visit our book and gift shop in the heart of the Concorde district
    Librairie-boutique Hôtel de la Marine

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Explore the collections

Take an incredible journey with online collections of the Hôtel de la Marine, the former Garde-Meuble de la Couronne!

Become a patron

As a business or an individual, support the Hôtel de la Marine and help breathe life into this outstanding site.