Princess Marie has inaugurated the new kitchen of the Fondation Danoise in Paris

The Danoise Fund student house offers a new kitchen. Danish students staying at this residence in Paris will benefit from the new kitchen designed by Henning Larsen Architects. Princess Marie of Denmark was invited to open the kitchen.

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A new kitchen for Danish students in Paris

In 1928, a committee was set up to raise funds for the construction of a residence for Danish students at the Cité Internationale Universitaire in Paris. Thanks to a private and public craze, the first stone of the residence was laid a year later and the house was completed in 1932. The inauguration took place in the presence of the future King Frederick IX, still Crown Prince at the time.

Princess Marie opens new kitchen at the residence (Photo: David Nivière)

For 90 years, this Danish student residence in Paris, known as the Danish Foundation, has already hosted thousands of young Danes who have excelled in their various specialties such as art, science, politics and business. These brilliant students, who became respected personalities in their field, were residents of the Fondation Danoise “And contributed to the creation of a unique atmosphere, mixed Danish-style ambiance, hygge, and cosmopolitan plurality.”explains to the Foundation.

Princess Marie discovers new kitchen designed by Henning Larsen Architects (Photo: David Nivière)

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On June 2, 2022, the Danish Foundation provided a new kitchen for its residents. Princess Mary of Denmark, daughter-in-law of Queen Margrethe II, was present at the inauguration. Princess Marie has been a patron of the Danish Foundation since 2014. Prior to her, Queen Margrethe II had been a patron since 1972, succeeding her father, Frederick IX, who had supported the Danish Foundation since its inception.

Marie de Danemark prepares cocktail with residents (Photo: David Nivière)

The creation of the kitchen was entrusted to the office of Henning Larsen Architects. In particular, this multi-award-winning office draws drawings at the Opéra de Copenhagen or at the Harpa Concert and Conference Hall in Reykjavik, considered the best concert halls in the world by Gramophone magazine.

Princess Marie has been with the Fondation Danoise since 2014 (Photo: David Nivière)

The Danish Minister for Higher Education and Research, Jesper Petersen, was present at the inauguration of the kitchen, accompanying Princess Marie and the Danish Ambassador to Paris. A lunch cocktail was offered to the guests. The cocktail was prepared for residents.

Nicolas Fontaine


Nicolas Fontaine has been a freelance web editor since 2014. After being a copywriter and author for many Belgian and French brands and media, he specializes in royautés. Nicolas is currently the editor of Histoires royales. [email protected]

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