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Grand Palais

Address: Avenue des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris, France (Champs-Élysées)
Phone Number: 01 44 13 17 30
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Ranked #114 of 627 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Art Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Grand Palais in Paris is the iconic monument of the Rmn-GP, where...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Art Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: The Grand Palais in Paris is the iconic monument of the Rmn-GP, where we showcase our biggest exhibitions to best advantage in its vast spaces. We also host events organized by others, such as FIAC, Paris Photo, catwalk shows during Fashion Week, the Saut Hermes equestrian event, etc. Culture is represented here in all its forms, attracting over 2 million people each year.
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The Grand Palais is a beautiful building at the beginning of the Avenue des Champs Elysees in the 8th arrondisment in Paris. Displaying wonderful art exhibitions, it s worth as a visit to see the lovely interior and to enjoy different works of art.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Seriously! if you visited the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, this place is even bigger and more beautiful! Originally from the world fair. During winter it becomes and ice palace. Ice skating with the most amazing light show after 6 pm. Again rsvp or get tickets a head of time since there is a nice crowd waiting to get in. Tickets are... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is arguably the most uninspiring place in Paris. It was a waste of time and money and would recommend all to stay well clear of this pretentious attraction.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Yes, it costs a fortune to keep a marvel like the Grand Palais open to the public, but the public is not stupid and certainly doesn't want to be treated like a herd! I have to imagine that they completely by-passed a Curator, as there was nothing noteworthy, enlightening, anecdotal, educational in the audio guide. As the place was over-crowded,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Beautiful indoors lighting and a large ice rink. Bit crowded though and difficult to skate between people who suddenly stop for selfies.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We went to the Grand Palais for an art exhibit, it was absolute crap, no art involved, just one of those completely pretentious displays of blank room after blank room. Also do not trust the people selling tickets, we wanted to see another show and they told us the crap show was the only one going on at the Grand... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Both Grand Palais and Petit Palais are on the street called Avenue Winston Churchill which is just a short walk from Champs-Élysées and they are beautiful buildings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Till January 18 If you are in Paris you must see it 500 drawings and paintings organized by period A lot have never left Japan You discover so many facets of Hokusai talent

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is a huge exhibition hall where I saw a magnificent Braque retrospective a year and a half ago and now a Hokusai exhibition, the size of which has probably never been seen outside Japan previously. Whatever they have here, as a rule, is worth seeing. My one disappointment was the annual FIAC (foire international d'art contemporain) attended in 2013.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We went the Grand Palais recently for Niki de Saint Phalle and Hokusai exhibitions. From the artistic standpoint both exhibition were great. We booked on internet our ticket for 10 am. We arrived 10 minutes before and we had to wait until 10:30 am to get into the building. We had to wait outside in a muddy terrain and in... More 

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