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Grand Palais

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Address: Avenue des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris, France
Phone Number: 01 44 13 17 30
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Description: The Grand Palais in Paris is the iconic monument of the Rmn-GP, where we...
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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This is such a grand building, fantastic and had a large queue of people waiting to go inside as there was an exhibition for Jean Paul Gaultier. One of the best buildings I have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is such a grand building, fantastic and had a large queue of people waiting to go inside as there was an exhibition for Jean Paul Gaultier. One of the best buildings I have seen in a long time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I didn't know that the Grand Palais would be hosting two things I really, really wanted to see when I was in Paris this week. They had the Saut Hermes, which is an international show jumping competition, and an exhibition on Velasquez. (Also, there is an exhibition on Jean Paul Gaultier, which is worth seeing, but I saw several times... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I have been here so many times and it remains one of my favorite buildings of all time! Amazing structure. Quite disappointed at the entry fees. Saw the exhibit American Icons running in Spring/Summer 2015. Very few (but superbe!) pieces of art for 15Euros per person. We had a discount that brought the price to a more reasonable level thank... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The building is very vast (77 000 m2) and high, close to the Elysées palace, the Invalides and by the River Seine. It has an Art Nouveau style. It was built in 1897 for the Paris expo of 1900. Frequent prestigious and exhibitions and salons are often very interesting. There is a nice restaurant called Minipalais on the South side.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900 amongst other monuments, the Grand Palais has a splendid glass roof that you can see from all over the city. The gorgeous facade is a medley of Art Nouveau, stone, ironwork and mosaics. The bronze horses in the corners are beautiful and this building is definitely one of the highlights in the Champs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

There is always something great to see at the Grand Palais. At present (spring/summer season) the museum is hosting a Velazquez exhibition as well as Jean-Paul Gaultier. The museum is situated towards the Place de la Concorde end of Avenue Des Champs Elysees, on the Rond Point. The nearest Metro (underground railroad) station is Champs Elysees Clemenceau. Should the weather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The Velazquez exhibit was fantastic. One of the largest collections ever to be displayed together. The"artists artist". The exhibit will take you about an hour. Tickets in advance are a must and ask you hotel to get you "cut the line" tickets..will save a lot of waiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Hello Travellers, this is Another big art Museum it is situated near Petit Palais in Général Eisenhower Street near Champs Elysées, ist kind of hardo to miss it. It has marvellous Art exposed and painture! Knowing it is a must do thing! Visited December 2006

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The Grand Palais is a spectacular venue space, built in 1900 for a World fair. Over Christmas it hosted the world's largest indoor ice rink. If it returns in 2015 I highly recommend checking out the venue for an unforgettable night out. Tickets are €15 daytime, €25 for night time, which includes DJ's and an amazing light show which starts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A wonderful Nikki de Sant Phalle exhibition which we really wanted to go to. We did book tickets online but for the wrong month. The website wouldn't let us change. Anyway, the staff were wonderful at the Grand Palais and waved us through. The exhibition was very big and we got too hot in all our winter gear but it... More 

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Champs-Elysees
This area is characterized by its namesake avenue which extends northwest from the Louvre to the modern business district, punctuated by the iconic Arc de Triomphe. Grand embassies stand among impressive offices and presidential palaces; architecture from 19th century Universal Exhibitions, homes, art galleries, and 19th century streets designed by Baron Haussmann flank haute-couture boutiques. This neighborhood never rests, buzzing with visitors from around the world at all times of day and night, all within a stone's throw of the Seine.