The Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées (Great Palace)

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The Grand Palais is a large 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) as part of the preparation works for the Universal Exposition of 1900.
A monumental bronze quadriga tops each wing of the main façade. The one on the Champs-Élysées side depicts "Immortality prevailing over Time", the one on the Seine side "Harmony triumphing over Discord". The building's west wing contains a science museum, the Palais de la Découverte. The Galeries nationales du Grand Palais features the picture exhibition "Salons". Also, it houses the great artistic events of the city of Paris.
In winter, the Grand Palais hosts an ice-skating rink with light shows.
Address: 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris
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Exposition Lumière, Grand Palais
franflaneuse , Brisbane, Australia, 2015-05-16
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... read full review
Exhibition Lumière at Grand Palais, Paris.
Chastel , Beveren, Belgium, 2015-05-13
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... read full review
Go see the Jean-Paul Gauthier exhibit. Now.
Bos2nTraveler01 , Boston, Massachusetts, 2015-05-12
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! read full review
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  • Jonathan, 03-01-2015

    Patinoire originale dans un joli cadre mais un peu overpriced! Beaucoup de monde !

  • Hela, 06-12-2014

    Un lieu incroyable qui abrite des expositions incontournables. La verrière est bluffante !

  • Cyrielle, 24-11-2014

    Très beau bâtiment et expos toujours très intéressantes. A deux pas des Champs Elysées et du Jardin des Tuileries. Carte Sésame super intéressante (illimité) pour les moins de 30 ans. Renseignez-vous!

  • Maria, 11-10-2014

    Билеты на выставки лучше покупать онлайн, как и в других музеях, так не придется в длинной очереди стоять.

  • Anderson, 11-09-2014

    It's time for the Biennale des Antiquaires, a must-see attraction in Paris!

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