- The Palais de l'Élysée (Élysée Palace) is the official home of the President of France. It was built in 1722, between the Grande Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré - a small road leading to the village of Roule - and the Grand Cours (the Champs-Élysées), by architect Armand-Claude Mollet. The structures are a prime example of the classical style. There's an entrance vestibule running along the ceremonial courtyard and gardens, a long central building, a State, apartment divided down the middle by a large salon that opens out onto the garden. On December 12, 1848, the National Assembly issued a decree designating the Élysée as the Residence of the French President, and it is a potent symbol of the French Republic.
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