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The Ministère des Affaires Magiques de la France (literally, the "Ministry of Magical Affairs of France"), also known as the French Ministry of Magic, governs the wizarding community in France.

The French Ministry's motto is "Incanté, Envouté, Conjuré" (French for "Casted, Bewitched, Conjured")

Headquarters

The French Ministry of Magic had a spell that stopped witches and wizards being able to disapparate on their premises.[1]

Visitor's Entrance

A Wallace fountain served as the visitor's entrance. It was located in the grounds of Place de Furstemberg (in Furstemberg Square) found in the 6th District of Paris. If a person stood in the middle and coughed, the roots of surrounding trees rose up into a birdcage elevator and descended into the ground.[2]

Levels

The atrium was found on the main level.[3] It welcomed visitors and found out what business they had at the Ministry. In the next two floors down[4], was the Department of Magic[5] and a mailroom.[6] Three floors down from the atrium[4] was the Records Room.[7]

History

The Ministry was founded in 1790.

Because of her participation in the world-famous Battle of Hogwarts on 2 May, 1998, Fleur Delacour was awarded medals of bravery from both the British and French Ministries of Magic.[8]

Government structure

Bureaux

The French Ministry of Magic has several bureaux in all, each dealing with different aspects of the wizarding world. They are equivalent to the departments for the British Ministry of Magic and the MACUSA.

Some of the bureaux include:

Behind the scenes

  • It was founded in 1790 during the French Revolution, hence the use of a motto similar to the French muggles' motto ("Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité") and revolutionary imagery such as the French Tricolour, the Cockade or the Phrygian cap.
  • The spell that stopped witches and wizards disapparating onto the Ministry premises could have been the Anti-Disapparition Jinx or the Anti-Apparition Charm.

Appearances

Notes and references

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