Fire at the Hôtel de la Marine, which had undergone four years of renovation

The former headquarters of the Ministry of the Navy was the victim of a fire on the evening of December 31, 2022 Around 9 p.m., the fire broke out in the Hôtel de la Marine, located Concord in Paris. The fire affected a fourth floor, says the establishment on social networks. “ The old celebrations of the building and the collections on display were not affected by the disaster.” On the other hand, 30 square meters of roofing were damaged, relates Le Parisien Faced with the scale of the disaster, a hundred firefighters” were mobilized, report the firefighters of Paris in a video posted on Twitter.

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The establishment, which until 1789 was the Crown furniture store, declares on the kid website Internet to be exceptionally closed until further notice order. “ The reopening schedule will be communicated as soon as possible ”, he adds. Built between 1757 and 1774, the monolith reopened its doors to the public in June 2021, after four years of spectacular renovation One hundred and thirty million euros were released for this operation. The architect-in-chief of historical monuments, Christophe Bottineau, supervised this renovation project. Officially created by Louis XIV and Colbert in 1663, this organization has preserved royal furniture. Today, visitors can discover ceremonial apartments and salons, as well as the collection of the Qatari princely family Al Thani.


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