Old Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Marine

5 equipped room(s), 80 people max
  • Ancien Hôtel des Affaires Etrangères et de la Marine de Louis XV et XVI, à Versailles

Presentation

Built in 1761-1762 according to the wishes of the duke of Choiseul, then Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, this mansion was meant to house the archives and departments of Foreign Affairs and the Navy. Here were negotiated the Treaty of Versailles and Paris which ended the 1783 american war of Independence.
The architect J.-B. Berthier adopted the architectural concept of flat brick arches to protect the building from fire hazards. Also, because of the expected constant comings and goings of diplomats, a ceremonial gallery was designed and decorated to create a brilliant picture of French diplomacy. The mansion is now occupied by the municipal library. Its sumptuous gallery, with its well preserved decor, is open to visitors.

Open for guided tours only
General information
  • Visites :
    • Average group visit length (minutes) 90
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) 90
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Museum
  • Visit :
    • Guided tours
LIBELLE_EQUIPEMENT_SERVICES
  • Rooms equipped for :
    • Family Reception/drinks reception
    • Seminar/meeting
  • Rooms equipment :
    • Video projector
    • Screen
    • Chair
    • Speaker pulpit
  • Restaurants :
    • Free choice of caterer
  • Individual tour services :
    • Guided individual tours on request
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Group tour services :
    • Guided group tours on request
    • Unguided group tours on request
  • Entertainment :
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Activity
  • Cultural leisure facilities :
    • Book shop

Tarifs

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Free
Contact
Old Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Marine
5 rue de l'Indépendance Américaine
78000
Versailles
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
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