Paris: The Hôtel de la Marine, victim of a fire, closes its doors temporarily

France02/01/202314:00

Located in the Concorde location, the monolith reopened its doors to the public in June 2021 after several years of renovation.

Le plafond de verre rénové du bâtiment de l’Hôtel de la Marine, ici en mai 2021. Construit entre 1757 et 1774 et situé place de la Concorde, le bâtiment a accueilli l’état-major de la marine française jusqu’en 2015, avant de se transformer en lieu d’art et d’histoire.
STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/ AFP The renovated glass ceiling of the Hôtel de la Marine building, here in May 2021 Built between 1757 and 1774 and located on location de la Concorde, the building hosted the state- Major of the French Navy until 2015, before becoming a place of art and history.

STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/ AFP

The renovated glass ceiling of the Hôtel de la Marine building, here in May 2021 Built between 1757 and 1774 and located on location de la Concorde, the building hosted the headquarters of the French navy until 2015, before becoming a place of art and history.

FIRE – Firefighters fought to preserve the former headquarters of the Ministry of the Navy. A few hours before thousands of people celebrate the passage in 2023 in the evening from Saturday to Sunday on the avenue des Champs-Élysées, a crucial fire started around 9 p.m. not far from there, at the Hôtel de la Marine , location of the Concorde in Paris.

The fire, of unknown origin at this time, was brought under control by a hundred firefighters mobilized on location. And according to the elements of the diary The Parisian, they were rehearsing on location Sunday, December 1, in the evening, were able to monitor the premises.

By chance and as the indicated the Hôtel de la Marine on social networks this Sunday, “ the celebrations buildings and the exhibited collections were not affected by the disaster” .

⚠ A fire broke out in a regional method of the @hoteldelamarine on Saturday December 31. The reopening calendar … https://t.co/jh29 T7p8mC

— Hôtel de la Marine (@hoteldelamarine)

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According to firefighters, the “violent fire” started from a ” regional method “

The latter is located on the fourth floor of the imposing building emblematic of the location of the Concorde, a part of the building mainly intended for the administration, while the Hôtel de la Marine houses a large collection of art, as well as large apartments and ceremonial lounges.

According to Lieutenant-Colonel Claire Boët, spokesperson for the fire brigade of Paris questioned by the newspaper, after having completely destroyed the regional method where was declared the disaster, the flames quickly spread on the roof of the building reopened to the public since 2021 Nearly 30 square meters of roof were thus destroyed.

#Intervention Last night around 8:00 p.m., the emergency services intervened after a violent regional method fire in #Paris 8th … https://t.co/kaPfv4uI03

— @PompiersParis (@ PompiersParis)

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“Reopening as soon as possible”

The illustrious monolith, formerly known, could have been the Crown Furniture Repository until 1789, was therefore forced to close its doors at the start of a new year, as indicated by a prevention message intended for the public and noticeable on the boy website.

Following a fire that affected a regional method, the monolith is exceptionally closed until further notice. The reopening schedule will be communicated as soon as possible “, can we read. For those who have purchased tickets online for a visit planned at the beginning of the year, the instructions from the Hôtel de la Marine ensure that the tickets will be automatically refunded. they are invited to contact the museum by email.

It will therefore be necessary to be a customer to be able to take advantage again of the special setting of this architectural ensemble created in the 18th century and which hosts the art collection of the Qatari princely family Al-Thani.

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