Scandalous tales of the British Embassy in Paris

By

The butler to British Embassy in Paris takes the BBC on a tour of the almost-300-year-old building, once the scene of much oh là là.

Reading articles is for subscribers only. Subscribe now.

It's 200 years since the Duke of Wellington bought the grandiose Hôtel de Charost in Paris, a few doors down from the Elysée palace. And if you want to get to know the secrets of a stately home, I always say, just ask the butler, writes Hugh Schofield in this report from BBC News.