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The Place Beauvau is a public square in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, at the intersection of the Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, the Avenue de Marigny, the Rue des Saussaies, and the Rue de Miromesnil. It is in the quartier (district) known as La Madeleine.

Place Beauvau
Place Beauvau entrance dsc00801.jpg
Entrance gate to the hôtel de Beauvau
Place Beauvau is located in Paris
Place Beauvau
Shown within Paris
Length60 m (200 ft)
Width60 m (200 ft)
Arrondissement8th
QuarterLa Madeleine
Champs-Elysées
Coordinates48°52′16″N 2°18′58.5″E / 48.87111°N 2.316250°E / 48.87111; 2.316250Coordinates: 48°52′16″N 2°18′58.5″E / 48.87111°N 2.316250°E / 48.87111; 2.316250
Construction
Completion1770
DenominationBeauvau

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The hôtel de BeauvauEdit

The Place Beauvau is best known for the hôtel de Beauvau, built by the architect Nicolas Le Camus de Mézières around 1770 for the prince, Charles Juste de Beauvau-Craon. In 1859, the French government purchased the building and installed the French governor-general of Algeria there. However, Victor Fialin, the duke of Persigny, who was Minister of the Interior under Napoléon III, arranged for his ministry to be moved from the Rue de Grenelle, in the 7th arrondissement, to this location.

The hôtel de Beauvau has housed the Ministry of the Interior since 1861, and "Place Beauvau" is often used by French news-gathering organizations as shorthand for that Ministry (as, say, one might use "Downing Street" in referring to the British prime minister.) The buildings to the north of the square are devoted to various services of the ministry.

Nearby places of interestEdit

Metro stationEdit

The Place Beauvau is:

Located near the Métro stationsMiromesnilFranklin D. Roosevelt and Madeleine.

It is served by lines 1, 8, 9, 12, 13, and 14.

           

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