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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 #113 of 734 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We didn't actually go in here, just took in the grounds and the architecture. They have some large events here, apparently, as it looked as if they were preparing for a concert of some sort. Very Paris.

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We went to the Grand Palais for the Augustus exhibition. We had to stand in line to enter the museum and it took about half an hour in line. The Augustus exhibition was quite crowded at the entrance. However we went ahead and I took photos of the statues that I liked best. There were far fewer people as we... More

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Concord, California, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Bought tickets at 12€ to get in but only saw the Mapelthorpe exhibit and not the area beneath the beautiful dome. I wouldn't waste the time or money.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

but we enjoyed the exterior. Laura, our guide from Babylon Tours, told us the history and got us a close peek through the doors. Exhibits had dividers inside, so the sweeping vista shown on the Trip Advisor web site was not possible. Don't know if there is a fee for admission if there aren't exhibits inside. A few minutes is... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We didn't go in, but so enjoyed walking across the Pont Alexandre and viewing the Grand Palais and Petit Palais form many angles, that I wanted to give it 5 stars for the great pleasure.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Go, and go again, if you have an opportunity. The largest collection of Mapplethorpe's gathered in one place, at least in Europe. A wonderful exhibition.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The Grand Palais des Beaux-Arts is a unique building of the city of Paris located near the Champs Elysees. The architecture of the outside of the building is simply magnificent.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We visited the Palais to see the rest of the Mapplethorpe exhibit that is also at the Musee Rodin. The space was nice enough. The works were incredible, and this exhibit is a must if you're in paris and still available.

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Hong Kong, China
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We decided to stop knowing that work by Maple Thorpe was on exhibit and were pleasantly blown away. If you've read the book "Just Kids" by Patty Smith this is an absolute must see since the original Patty Smith prints are on display. To me, this was the highlight of Paris. The building is the first of its kinds with... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

just try your luck. always interesting exhibitions going on. where to go for which exhibition was a bit confusing for me but I managed. friendly staff!

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