Place Beauvau

Place Beauvau (English: Beauvau Square) is a public square in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, at the intersection of the Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, Avenue de Marigny, Rue des Saussaies and Rue de Miromesnil. It is located in the La Madeleine neighbourhood, next to the Élysée Palace.

Place Beauvau
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View of Place Beauvau
Place Beauvau is located in Paris
Place Beauvau
Shown within Paris
Length 60 m (200 ft)
Width 60 m (200 ft)
Arrondissement 8th
Quarter La Madeleine
Coordinates 48°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
Completion 1770
Denomination Beauvau

Hôtel de BeauvauEdit

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 Government of France 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 Napoleon 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; "Place Beauvau" is often used by French news-gathering organisations as shorthand for the ministry. 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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