Conseil économique, social et environnemental (CESE) Member

9 place d'Iéna - 75016 Paris

Trocadéro - Passy - 16e Arrondissement

Le CESE, hypostyle, Paris © CESE - Benoît Fougeirol - Palais d’Iéna - Architecte Auguste Perret - UFSE - SAIF


The Palais d’Iéna, located in Paris’ 16th arrondissement, is a monument inspired by classical architecture as seen in Athens’s Parthenon. It was built in 1937 using primarily reinforced concrete, a very modern material at that time. The Palais d’Iéna was designed by one of the most famous French architects of the 20th century: Auguste Perret, the artist known for having given reinforced concrete its prestige.
The third constitutional assembly of the French Republic after the National Assembly and the Senate, the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council (ESEC) represents key economic, social and environmental fields, promoting cooperation between different socio-professional interest groups and ensuring they are part of the process of shaping and reviewing public policy.
The ESEC has a major role to play in these times of economic, social and environmental change. It advises the government and parliament, and participates in the development of economic, social and environmental policies.
The Council is composed of public figures and representatives of the associative sector, employers and employees. Representing tens of millions of French citizens, the ESEC is at the heart of major social issues and develops new proposals relating to the key topics that will have an impact upon our lives today and tomorrow.

Architectural style

  • 1930
  • Art déco
  • Monumental


  • Arts décoratifs
  • Auditorium
  • Bronzes
  • Fresques
  • Mobilier
  • Mosaïques
  • Salles (autres)
  • Salles de réception
  • Salons privés
  • Sculpture
  • Tapis
  • Tapisseries

Epoque des collections

  • Modernisme (XXe)
  • Contemporain (XXe - XXIe)

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Visitor tools
  • Free Wifi
  • Cloakroom

Languages spoken

  • English

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour


Closing times

Saturday, Sunday

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Conseil économique, social et environnemental (CESE)

9 place d'Iéna
75016 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 44 43 60 00

  • Subway - Iéna
  • RER - Pont de l'Alma
  • Bus - 32, 63, 82

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Physical Physical

Access facilities

  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Monument in the same district: Trocadéro - Passy

Monument in the same arrondissement: 16th arrondissement

Monument in Paris and in the Paris Region: Monument

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