As the entrance to the Élysée Palace that can be seen from the courtyard, the Grand Entrance Hall is familiar to the French people.

One aspect stands out from its sober decoration: a monumental sculpture in white marble entitled Hommage à la Révolution de 1789 (tribute to the 1789 Revolution), commissioned by President François Mitterrand from the artist Arman in 1984. It was installed for the second centenary of the Revolution, symbolizing the latter’s founding role in the French political system.

Hall of Honour © Présidence de la République

Virtual tour of the Elysée Palace

Updated : 15 December 2022