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Grand Palais

Avenue des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris, France (Champs-Élysées)
01 44 13 17 30
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Ranked #104 of 788 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Art Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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luxembourg
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

We are not discussing here the marvels there are to see at this exhibition but the way it was curated and laid out. In summary, it is a mess with viewers going in all directions to try to get near the all-small sized works of art. Do not visit with children as this is just not presented in any way... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Japanese Prints influenced many a painter in Europe including Monet, Matisse and Van Gogh. This is the reason I chose to attend this exhibition at the Grand Palais (Clemenceau entrance). I was so happy I went. The exhibition runs from Oct 1st to the 20th of November and then from Dec 1st to January 15th 2015. Although I had seen... More

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new york
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

As you walk around the banks of Seina you come across the Palais. It is great to see this building and other small attractions as the Cours La Reina for pictures and the Winston Churchill Statue. You can then continue your walk towards Avenue des Champs-Élysées for a rest and more pictures of the Arch.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Here are some things you need to know if you want to go. Buy a ticket ahead of time. They are for timed entrance. They don't let the entire line for that time go in all at once but trickle them in over 30 minutes. Be prepared to wait. It is very crowded. The French love his art. The crowd... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Wow! what a fantastic presentation of the master's work. Tips: Buy your tickets to the exhibit online in advance. The hour+ wait in queue does not add to the experience. Allow 2 hours to view the exhibit. Over 500 pieces, it is on two floors in darkened rooms with minimal seats for resting (none with views of the works). Enjoy... More

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I've been coming here for years,& each time I'm in awe of the beauty of this immense palace.I came to see the expo of Hokusai at the Clemenceau entrance.A must for all japanese art lovers.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Try to see this Japanese artist's retrospective if you can. We had friends buy us timed tickets in advance to avoid the crowds. His art is divided into 7 periods from 1778 when he was 15, until his death in 1849 at age 89. Books, engravings, wood block prints, painting, verses, fiction, manuals for painting- this artist knew no bounds.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Get to this retrospective exhibition if you can. It's thought-provoking, smile-inducing and wonderfully colourful. Book in advance to avoid the queue!

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Visited 9.12.2014 during their Bi-Annual Antiques & Haute Jewelry Fair. The red carpet was rolled out. The well-heeled elites were milling about contemplating the fine antiques and exquisite jewels. Splendid architectural details inside and outside -- a real treat to photographers and architecture buffs. What a marvel! And let my photos do the talking. Natural light poured in from the... More

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Berkeley, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Really wanted to see the Niki St Phalle show. In early October 2014. Info on their website is incomprehensible, even in English, so we just went by on a weekday afternoon. First, the entrance to this particular show was on one side, nowhere near the front, with no directional signage, so we walked pretty much around the entire building (which... More

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