Grand Palais

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Located in the heart of the Champs-Elyseés, the Grand Palais was built for the Universal Exhibition in 1900 and designed under the rules of the Beaux-Arts Architecture by a group of four architects, Henri Deglane, Albert Louvet, Albert Thomas and Charles Girault. This museum and exhibition hall made of a blend of stone, glass and metal is the result of the work of more than 40 artists who embellished the facades with statues, polychrome friezes in mosaic and ceramic, ornaments and monumental groups.

Turned into a hospital during the First World War, The Grand Palais has now a major police station in the basement in order to protect the exhibits, particularly the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Salon d’Automne and Salon Comparaisons. On the west wing, there’s a science museum, the Palais de la Découverte.

With two million visitors every year, the Grand Palais is the stage for more than 40 annual events, some of them in the Nave, under the largest glass roof in Europe.

Contacts & Details

3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower 75008 Paris

Sunday:

10:00 – 20:00

Monday:

10:00 – 20:00

Wednesday:

10:00 – 22:00

Thursday:

10:00 – 20:00

Friday:

10:00 – 20:00

Saturday:

10:00 – 20:00