Located on Place de la Concorde Square, the Hotel de la Marine is a beautiful architectural ensemble designed by Ange-Jacques Gabriel, the king’s chief architect in the 18th-century. This iconic building, well-known by the Parisians, will be opening for the first time to the public after 4-years of renovation.
Until 1798, it housed the Garde-Meuble de la Couronne, before becoming the headquarter of France’s navy ministry for over 200 years. The Garde-Meuble de la Couronne was the institution in charge of supplying and maintaining the king’s furniture for all his royal residences such as Versailles, Fontainebleau, and Compiegne.
We invite you to preview this unique monument in the heart of Paris with its refurbished 18th-century apartments and turn a few pages of French History from Louis XV to nowadays.
The tour will be guided by Isabelle Cocatrix. She was born in Brittany and relocated to Paris to attend the famous “Ecole du Louvre” simultaneously studying artistic and cultural communication at the esteemed Sorbonne University.
She then launched her career by embracing her two great passions: Art and Paris! She chose to bring them together by lecturing on and leading art tours throughout the city and museums of France for the past 20 years. In 2012, she founded “Paris Art Stories” to propose lectures, art tours, and tailor-made cultural events.
In constant motion and curious by nature, she always explores new ways of rediscovering and introducing Paris to the next generation of visitors and art lovers!
Isabelle also works as a consultant specializing in street and contemporary art.
Date: June 6th, 2021
Hour: 10 am PST