Grand Palais, Paris
About Grand Palais, Paris
Grand Palais, Paris - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 21 Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 75008 Paris, France
Ticket Price: 13 EUR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
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Art And Culture, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Exhibition
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It has to be said: the Parisians built this place just to show off; and it has to be admitted: they succeeded. A classicist stone facade, art-nouveau ironwork and a massive dome of glass make this extravagant piece of architecture a very distinctive landmark of Paris. Built to glorify French art, the building has hostedexhibitions, elaborate fashion shows, fencing competitions, equestrian displays and even a boxing match, and continues in a similar vein today. During WWI, the palace functioned as a hospital, and local artists helped alternatively decorate and build prosthetic limbs. During WWII, the Nazis used the structure as a truck depot and for propaganda exhibitions. All considered, it’s not surprising to know it receives 2.5 million visitors every year.
Grand Palais Information
- The picture presentation "Salons" as the Salon de la Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts, Salon d'automne and Salon Comparaisons are highly featured.
- The building's west wing additionally holds a science historical center.
How To reach Grand Palais by Public Transport
- 21 Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Restaurants Near Grand Palais
- Galerie du Passage
- Passage Retz
- Cafe de la Paix
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I come to the Grand Palais often for Chanel fashion shows and it is always spectacular. It's so amazing how they can transform an empty space into anything that Karl can imagine! It always leaves us breathless.
I saw two exhibitions in one afternoon. I think I enjoyed the Irving Penn one more as it wasn’t as crowded and I could enjoy it a bit more. Gauguin was busy and I felt like the layout was slightly confusing. I’m not sure I saw everything...
Was there for the Irving Penn exhibit. Being disabled and using a motorized chair I was greeted by a guide who took me through the basements and back corridors and service lifts up to the exhibition. When I wanted to move to a different level the guard radioed the guide who quickly came to escort me on the service lift. Like other main museums in Paris entrance was free for me and a companion.
Went to the minipalis restaurant. Service was speedy and professional and the food was varied and well presented. The cost was very reasonable too. I would go again.
Over the years, I`ve seen several excellent temporay exhibitions at the Grand Palais. Always worth a visit - and don`t forget to order online tickets because it can get very crowded! (Lines can form even with tickets.)
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