Pavillon de Breteuil

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Pavillon de Breteuil

Pavillon de Breteuil is a building located in Sèvres, France near Paris. It was inaugurated by Louis XIV in 1672. It is in the park of the former royal Château de Saint-Cloud, which was destroyed in 1870.

The building had been used since 1875 by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (French: Bureau international des poids et mesures). Following an agreement signed on 25 April 1969 between the International Committee for Weights and Measures (French: Comité international des poids et mesures) (CIPM) and the French government, the Pavillon de Breteuil enjoys extraterritorial rights similar to those enjoyed by embassies.[1]


  1. ^ "Protocol". Ministère Affaires étrangères, Republique Francaise [Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of France]. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 

Coordinates: 48°49′45.55″N 2°13′12.64″E / 48.8293194°N 2.2201778°E / 48.8293194; 2.2201778