Grand PalaisCurrently Closed
- Address: 21 Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 75008 Paris, France
- Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-143597678
- Ticket Price: 13 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Exhibition
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.
- 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.
- 21 Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt
- Galerie du Passage
- Passage Retz
- Cafe de la Paix
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8.55% of people who visit Paris include Grand Palais in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
36.07% of people start their Grand Palais visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Grand Palais
73.58% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Grand Palais
The Grand Palais has many beautiful and interesting exhibitions. Because of the large size, they can accommodate very large amounts of an artists work. The last I saw was the most comprehensive works of Gauguin. It gave a more complete idea of who he was and some of the methodology he created to produce more than one copy or colorway. It is worth following the exhibition listing to know what is coming next. I have seen various types of exhibitions there, and even a ballet!
Always super well-organized expos so far my favorite is the Irving Penn. May they do it again, I would come every day! Besides, enough places to grab a coffee. A secret : they have a big café right around a corner, plenty of tables and great service. Shh
Unfortunately the grand place was closed when we were visiting it although on the website it said it should be working fine. It was super disappointing as we originally planned for starting with it as we know how unique the collection of art pieces inside are. There is some sort of renovation happening which make it hard to identify the entrance. From what we explored at that time, it was on the left side of museum not the main gate. I would encourage updating their social media and website with their working hours as they are important for visitors like us.
It was a good museum to visit, we were in Venise exhibition last time, which was a good one. It's worth to visit it. You won't regret it. Sometimes, you can't find some description in English or the translation in English is not the same as French.
Shows some extraordinarily good exhibitions. We always buy tickets ahead on line. If it's busy, you queue outside, so be prepared for the weather. Has a functional, convenient cafe inside, serving tasty salads, baguettes, drinks and cake. The shop's also good and you can get a discount with your exhibition ticket. All makes for a great day out!