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Grand Palais

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Address: Avenue des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 44 13 17 30
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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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Amazing!

We got to see an exhibition by Jan Paul Gautier which was Jaw-dropping. This place usually has very intersting exhibitions, worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Patricio B
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We got to see an exhibition by Jan Paul Gautier which was Jaw-dropping. This place usually has very intersting exhibitions, worth a visit.

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Clarens, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens and the huge gold gate is impressive-although it is free to enter, we were pressed for time and did not get a chance to enter and see all the art and sculpture on display-perhaps next time.

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Fremont, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

We got mislead and thought it was a palace, but it turned out to be a children's science museum. Unless you have kids who are into that sort of thing, it is not necessary to visit

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Stunningly beautiful building you can see from all over Paris and you pass by on most tpurs, however, despite many visits we have never managed to visit when it is open.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Incredible palace. Structure made of steel and glass. Very large. Unique, creative design. Very interesting architectural work of art.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

We added to this stop to our plans but were very disappointed to find it was closed. The only part open was a small exposition.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

The architecture of this building is simply amazing, highlighting the love of Parisians for steel in construction as evidenced by the Eiffel Tower, and the domes of the Grand Palace. Unfortunately, it may be hard to get inside, guards aren't too friendly to tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Went to see an exhibition of chinese artist that made a metal snake sculpture that snake over the whole museum and the lights shone through the glass skylight. Very impressive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The building is in Art Nouveau style and hase one of the most beautifull staircases i've ever seen. There is allmost allways some exposition inside but the building is still enjoyable and viewable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

It's an art gallery - so your enjoyment will be determined by the exhibits at the time Reasonable entry fee No fee free areas The audio guide is available as a free app if you don't want to spend €5 and can download it Exhibits are only labelled in French unlike some of the other galleries in Paris We would... More 

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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.
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