Out of Franco-Swedish friendship
The construction of Sweden House was made possible by the Franco-Swedish Friendship Association, which along with the Swedish government and private donors helped finance its construction. Architects Peder CLASON and Germain DEBRÉ designed the building to resemble an 18th century manor house, with Nordic touches like the blue shutters. The house opened in 1931 in a ceremony attended by the President of France, Paul Doumer, and the future King Gustave VI Adolf of Sweden.
One of the loveliest houses in the Cité internationale
With only 43 rooms, Sweden House is one of the smallest residences in the Cité internationale, and it’s one of the most pleasant ones to live in! Its small size, welcoming living rooms, a south-facing patio that gives onto the park and the carefully chosen, bespoke, imported Swedish furniture made of birch and maple give the whole house a warm, homely atmosphere.
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In keeping with the Cité internationale’s tradition of cultural interaction, the house welcomes students from Sweden as well as other countries.