Hôtel de la Marine wins European Heritage Awards 2023

The restoration of the Hôtel de la Marine is one of four outstanding heritage projects in France to win the most important European Heritage Awards 2023.

13 June 2023

European Heritage Awards

Hôtel de la Marine, winner 2023

The European Commission and Europa Nostra have announced the winners of the European Heritage Awards / Prix Europa Nostra 2023. This year, 30 outstanding heritage achievements from 21 countries have won Europe's most prestigious heritage awards.

TheHôtel de la Marine is one of the winners of this 2023 edition, with a large-scale, high-quality project that has restored this mid-18th-century building on the Place de la Concorde in Paris to its original splendor, while creating a new cultural hub. Its innovative financing model also makes it a remarkable restoration project.

The remarkable restoration project for the Hôtel de la Marine is characterized by its exceptional quality and a genuine commitment to preserving the authenticity of the decor, with particular attention paid to the integration of original furniture, made possible by collaboration with the Mobilier National. This integration of historical elements contributes to the overall immersive experience for visitors. This project embraces mixed functions that meet the cultural needs of Parisians and tourists alike, and serves as a powerful example for the revitalization of similar buildings.

The European Heritage Awards

The European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Prizes were launched by the European Commission in 2002 and have since been managed by Europa Nostra. For 21 years, the Awards have been an essential tool for promoting the multiple values of cultural and natural heritage for Europe's society, economy and environment.

The Awards promote and disseminate excellence and best practice in European heritage, encourage the cross-border exchange of knowledge and link heritage players into wider networks.

They have generated considerable spin-offs for the winners, such as greater (inter)national visibility, additional funding and increased visitor numbers. What's more, the Awards have fostered greater interest in our shared heritage among Europe's citizens.