The changing of the Republican guard in front of the Elysée will once again be open to the public every first Tuesday of each month, reviving a tradition abandoned 27 years ago, the presidency announced on Sunday, November 5, thus confirming information from RTL.

“For the first time since 1996, the 1st Infantry Regiment of the Republican Guard will show the ceremony of the grand changing of the guard, in front of the Elysée Palace, on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 from 9 a.m.” , declared the presidency in a press release. “This ceremony will be open to the public and will be repeated every first Tuesday of each month,” the same source said.

During this relief, “two sections of sixteen soldiers (…) will parade along avenue de Marigny and rue de l’Elysée to cross in front of the main gate of the Elysée palace, rue du Faubourg- Honored Saint. After an exchange of military salutes and instructions between the two section leaders, the troops of the rising guard will enter the main courtyard of the palace, at a steady pace, before taking up their post for the next twenty-four hours. detailed the presidency.

The Republican Guard includes some 3,400 men and women. A large changing of the guard was set up in front of the Elysée between 1909 and 1996, every day at 7:45 a.m.