The Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées, commonly known as the Grand Palais (English: Great Palace), is a historic site, exhibition hall and museum complex located at the Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France. Construction of the Grand Palais began in 1897 following the demolition of the Palais de l'Industrie (Palace of Industry) to prepare for the Universal Exposition of 1900. That exposition also produced the adjacent Petit Palais and Pont Alexandre III.
The building was designed to be a large-scale venue for official artistic events. A pediment on the building refers to this function with an inscription that reads, "a monument dedicated by the Republic to the glory of French art." Designed according to Beaux-Arts tastes, the building features ornate stone facades, glass vaults and period innovations that included iron and light steel framing and reinforced concrete.
Florian Sander | Feb 14, 2018
It's almost guaranteed that the exhibitions displayed at the Grand Palais will blow you away. It appears that they somehow always have the very best of the artist they're presenting or the theme they're focusing on.
Barbara Wilson | Feb 22, 2018
We came to paris for a few days and really wanted to see the Rodin exhibit!! it was amazing, the venue and the exhibition! highly recommend it!
Raymond ZHOU | Jan 27, 2018
Free admission. Lovely place to visit. U will learn a lot.
Andrew Davis | Jan 29, 2018
Gaugin was a major disappointment. Lines were badly managed, museum was dingy and most of the artwork was pretty naff. Petit Palais had better stuff and is nicer all round including architecture
Nada Bellam | Feb 4, 2018
Went for Irving Penn exhibit, truly amazing, got lost in it for hours. I recommand this place they managed the flood of people very well, u dont feel its crowded if tough it was.
Gian Marco Fusaro | Apr 3, 2018
Impressive building. Expositions inside are often worth it (been to KUPKA, was really great!) even if quite pricey. Don't get lost around the Palais, the surroundings are currently under construction.
Rémi Romac | May 1, 2018
Magnificient piece of architecture. Unfortunately the main area under the glass roof isn't available open to the public but you can view one of the temporary exhibitions located in a corner of the building. At the time it was artists and robots which was a brilliant exhibition.
Marine Sergent | Apr 13, 2018
Incredible place. I don’t live in Paris but every time I pass by, I always use my free hours to visit the exhibition of the moment. Always something incredible too see, lean, experiment. My favorites exhibitions ever : Hokusai and Monet. 14€ the adult ticket. You may experiment 2/3 hours waiting in the queue, if you come at the peak hours ; reserve your spot online to avoid that.
NIKHIL DEVADIGA | Apr 17, 2018
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...!!!
teresa 45 | Apr 30, 2018
We visited only Artists and Robot exposition, it was very enjoying and informative. I like the interactive expositions the most. Buy tickets online to avoid queues.
M Low | May 27, 2018
Visited the artists and robots exhibition. Sounded great. But most of the exhibits weren't working. Others were very basic. With everything working it would still not be worth it but with all the best bits motionless it would be expensive if it was free.
Sigmund Hansen | Jun 6, 2018
Decently sized museum. I liked the exhibit that was there at the time: Artistes et Robots (Artists and Robots). Get an audio guide or use the Google translate mobile app to translate using the phone's camera, as the texts about the works are all in French.
Marjorie Kadouche | Jun 27, 2018
Wonderful museum/ exhibition space. Look up what's going on here because just the building itself is worth your time.
The Aardvark Arrives | Jul 20, 2018
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!
Mike Thuringer | Aug 2, 2018
We went here in 2012 the building was spectacular impressive and they happen to be doing some kind of art show called soup or no soup it was raining beautiful place to go into great place to get out of the rain impressive building
Paul Wakefield | Jul 24, 2018
Terrific museum. Exhibits are excellent, great presentation. Restrooms are spotless & cafeteria is excellent. Just the building itself is amazing, go & enjoy.
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