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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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Exhibition Jean Paul Gaultier

I can only say....SUBLIME ! I payed 23,00 euro's for two exhibitions Gaultier and American Icons The first was to stay there overnight if allowed .! American Icons was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I can only say....SUBLIME ! I payed 23,00 euro's for two exhibitions Gaultier and American Icons The first was to stay there overnight if allowed .! American Icons was a disappointment for me. Big names, but hardly any good work !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This exhibition on the invention of the moving film camera, the history of cinema, the achievements of the Lumière family, and the continuing development of film - is absolutely stunning. I felt that a couple of the first sections were presented in too small a space, where only two people at a time, could view the display. However, the remainder... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We intended to visit the JP Gaultier restrospective, but a 3 hour wait was a bit too long... we went to the Lumière exhibition instead. Perhaps a bit too expensive as the exhibition wasn't that big, but we certainly enjoyed it. Seeing those first moving images is quite impressive ! I was even more impressed with the first coloured prints...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This was one of the most incredible, well-curated exhibits. Ever. Get the audioguide. Buy tickets in advance. And just go see it before it ends!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Velazquez did a number of wonderful royal portraits. The current exhibit runs until 13 July, 2015, and is well worth a visit. Take your time as his faces are very revealing of character and family likenesses.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

If you want to see the most modern of the classical painters, Diego Velazquez, in all his glory, go to the Grand Palais without delay. Where else would you find somebody who paints so much hardship and pain and dirt and manages to create a marvelous world out of this? There is also a Jean Paul Galtier exhibit for all... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Beautiful building, worth seeing from the outside with its sculptures and paintings celebrating art. Inside is intteresting as well as a feature of (then) modern engineering. But, asking 12 euro for a very tine expo on Pop-art (American Icons) is overcharging. So check what they offer as an exposition and then decide if you think it's worth the entrance fee.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is a milestone exhibit of the great Spanish Master. The paintings certainly deserve 5 stars. The art works are displayed chronologically and by themes and include followers of Velasquez. Unfortunately getting inside the Grand Palais ,even with timed reservations ,is a long and slow ordeal as a totally inefficient security check up creates an impenetrable bottleneck. Once inside ,the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Grand palais is running (until Agust 2015) a retrospective of Jean Paul Gautier. The sho in itself is beautifully done, with the use of up to date show skills. Gautier is represented as a major figure in world trend setting and I personally have my doubts about that. But the show itself is certainly worth your time. The queues... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We paid 13€ each to see 4 rooms each with 5 artworks on the walls. It is a disgrace to make people pay so much for so little. There is nothing else to add, except DO NOT GO unless you are a true fanatic of Amercian modern art.

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