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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 #97 of 634 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Art Museums, Museums
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We had prepaid tickets ( the Hokusai exhibition) for entrance at 18.00 h and we were there well before that time. They kept us waiting outside until 18.20 h (other people who also had tickets for entrance at 18.00 h had to wait even longer) The rooms were crowded and everybody had to queue in front of the drawings and... More

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I went there to see an art exhibit about light and it was truely gorgeous on a sunny day... before a long walk in Paris.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I am always amazed by the beauty of the Grand Palais. I just visited the Paris Photo 2014 but have been there many times. The expositions are very varied and very well organised. I do recommend that you purchase tickets online to avoid waiting for hours!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Even though I had reserved a ticket, I still had to wait 30 minutes in the pouring rain, 20 minutes after the entrance time on my ticket. I was drenched despite having an umbrella. However, it was well worth the wait and the soaked shoes. I loved the exhibition! I had seen some of Hokusai’s works in another exhibition many... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This huge building was built as exhibition space for the 1900 Universal Exhibition. The building is worth seeing for itself alone. Multiple special exhibitions and events are held here at any given time. We went to the Biennale des Antiquaires which was held under the huge glass-domed area. Here were gathered some of the finest art, antiques and jewelry dealers... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

There was a Robert Mapplethoroe exhibition while we were there and I onky wish we would've gotten tickets to see it. It's worth walking around this beautiful building and taking photos while looking at the pretty landscaping.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Each year the Grand Palais holds major exhibitions in the autumn and in the spring. This year the autumn shows are Hokusai and Niki de St. Phalle. Both are well worth seeing, and they couldn't be more different! The shows here are always so vast and complete. The way they display the work is wonderful. My one hint of advice... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

One should not miss visiting Grand Palais when visiting Paris, especially that it is centrally located. While walking on the Champs Elysées from the Arc de Triomphe towards la Place de la Concorde, one can turn to the right at the main crossing avenue to reach the Grand Palais and opposite to it the Petit Palais. The Architecture is impressive.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Admired this building on our last trip to Paris but did not have time to go. Our second trip to Paris, just last month, the Grand Palais was on the itinerary and I was excited. My excitement and enthusiasm wore off fast, when we were forced to stand in line when there were only about 10 people in front of... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The Grand Palais seems to systematically overbook. With RESERVATIONS for 5 PM in hand we STOOD in a line until 6 PM !!!! Luckily the weather was nice (I cannot imagine doing that in the rain). The mounting anger of the 5PM and 5:30PM long lines of people WITH RESERVATIONS convinced the powers-that-be to let us ALL in together. This... More

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