Scandalous tales of the British Embassy in Paris


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.

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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.