In 1877, the Duchess of Galliéra bequeathed to the Cure of St Pierre of
Chaillot, a piece of land located in the present “George V Avenue” and
put the priest in charge of founding and maintaining a “christian
workshop for young ladies” as well as a charitable youth organization.
In 1973, his grace Robert Piéplu built on the site a property named
“Centre Chaillot-Galliéra” including a hostel for young female workers
in place of the “christian workshop” and a medical school for children
with difficulties, from 8 to 12 years old.
The hostel Chaillot-Galliéra association is run by a board of directors
composed of volunteers elected by the General Assembly of the members and is
managed by a pluridisciplinary crew charged with the social care, the
management and the maintenance of the facilities.
Under the coordination of the manager, the staff is composed of the
social and educational action coordinator, the Employment, Health
care and Housing Departments as well as the Collective and Cultural
At the front desk, a secretary will give you information concerning
the constitution of government aid for housing (Aide Personnalisée
The accounts and administrative departments insure a rigorous
management of the hostel.
A night watchman, who lives in an appartment in the 6th floor is in
charge of the maintenance of the offices.