Presidential Residences in France


Take an exclusive tour of three presidential residences in France-their histories, art, gardens, and architecture-discussed and photographed for the first time.


ISBN: 9782080247537 Category:

Adrien Goetz


This volume offers a visit to the presidential residences of France: the Élysée Palace and its neighbouring Hotel de Marigny, the Lantern Pavilion hidden away in the park of Versailles, and the Bregançon Fort. These are the places where one can discover the excellence of French artisans, its art conservators and restaurateurs, and its famed gardeners. Sites of political theatre and the residences of the French president, they showcase France’s exceptional artistic heritage and present the great treasures of “French taste,” in perpetual reinvention from the eighteenth century through today, to diplomatic visitors from all over the world. The text presents a new way of understanding these buildings and their history, one which puts in perspective their evolution in decor, public or secret, and which decrypts their symbolic power thanks to the author’s unprecedented access to the buildings and to archival documents.

Additional information

Weight 2560 g
Dimensions 25.8 x 31.7 cm
Publisher name Flammarion S.A.
Publication date 16 December 2021
Number of pages 320
Format Hardback
Contributors Photographs by Ambroise Tézenas
Dimensions 25.8 x 31.7 cm
Weight 2560 g


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Adrien Goetz is an art historian and an acclaimed novelist, and a member of the Academy des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He currently teaches at the University of Paris-Sorbonne

Ambroise Tézenas has published several books and contributes regularly to magazines such as The New York Times Magazine, Architectural Digest, and W.