Ceremonial Lounge

Photo: Ceremonial loungeThe swearing-in ceremony for each new President takes place in this decorations by the Head of State.
This is where the great State hall, as do presentations of banquets are held in honour of visiting Heads of State.

The hall is also used for various other ceremonies, including the traditional Christmas party for staff.

Illustration: Plan of the Elysée

Photo: Hanging entitled The Months of Lucas - Woven in 1770 in the workshop of Cozette after cartoons attributed to Lucas van LeydenBuilt under the Presidency of Sadi Carnot on the occasion of the Universal Exposition, to plans by Eugène Debressenne, the hall was inaugurated on May 10, 1889. Its decoration, by the architect Adrien Chancel, was still unfinished at the time, not being completed until just before 1900.

Photo: Tapestry entitled The Feast of Esther - Woven in the workshop of CozettePresident Mitterrand had the Salle des Fêtes modernized in 1984, opening up ten French windows in the east and south walls to let in the daylight and restore the original rhythm of the Palace's façade.

Photo: Tapestry entitled The Contempt of Mordecai - Woven in 1740 in the workshop of CozetteVarious smaller side-rooms were installed on either side of the stage and below the floor.

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