Grand Palais
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Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Champs-Élysées
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.
How to get there
  • Champs-Élysées – Clemenceau • 2 min walk
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt • 5 min walk
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Natalie B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Very good, pretty, good art, you know, fancy ( i like fancy not in a weird way though ) little kid asked bout the thing.
All in all good
Written 2 February 2024
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jzk131
Las Vegas, NV220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Worth the time to visit! We just got tickets for the entry & didn’t do the guided tour. The place is palatial & ornate. It reminded me a bit of Versailles. Be sure to checkout the costumes on display. We got through it in a good hour. There are no opera held there anymore, just dance. Tip: make a reservation at the outdoor patio to have lunch after your visit. We tried to get in or even to sit at the bar, but wasn’t able without a reservation.
Written 9 September 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,086 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
This huge expo palace has been the site of many extraordinary shows, but now is closed for extensive renovations. You can get a good sense of its beauty and size by walking around, but it's a shame I could not go inside.
Written 16 June 2022
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Nayeli Vazquez
Amsterdam, The Netherlands221 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021 • Couples
I give it 5 stars because even tho it was closed at the time of our visit, even the sight of it was great for me.

I love fashion and Chanel so getting a glimpse of the place was great for me.
Written 16 April 2022
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,090 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
There's absolutely nothing to see or do here, as the place has been going through renovations for a long time now.
Written 24 March 2022
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Lauramcw
Houston, TX48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
The Petit Palais has excellent exhibits, is the little sister of the Grand Palais across the street, and currently has a glass exhibition byJean Michel Othoneil, the French artist just inducted imto the Academie des Beaux Arts. It is NOT to be missed before Jan 2022. The building is extravagant Empire style and has overflow of art from carious periods in its permanent collection. A garden and exhibit space inside os calming and serene for a coffee and rest.
Written 12 October 2021
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Beanie
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Totally agree with Phillip B’s August 2020 review. Way too many people in an enclosed space with NO social distancing. Such a shame as the exhibition looked so promising. We also left as soon as we could find the exit.
Written 27 September 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia48,693 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Grand Palais is a marvel of architecture. When we visited it was busy but there was plenty of space to move around freely. The building is quite beautiful. It showcases various exhibitions and events. Worth a visit.
Written 21 September 2020
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Philip B
Thessaloniki, Greece42 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We really looked forward to seeing the current Pompeii exhibit. We dutifully purchased our tickets in advance for a specific time slot. But what we found was a totally chaotic scene--if you want to be around hundreds of people not practicing social distancing, then this is the place for you! Yes, people wore masks, but there was no sensible direction of the many people visiting. Shambolic would be too kind a description. The exhibit itself was fine: 7/10. Nice rumble as the volcano erupts but I much preferred seeing the real site. The extent of the exhibit was also a bit underwhelming. We got out of there as soon as we could since it seemed to be a perfect incubator for Covid-19.
Written 3 August 2020
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WanderingWithUsTwo
Phoenix, AZ796 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Grand Palais can be seen in the background as you approach Pont Alexandre. This famous bridge can be seen in many movies featuring Paris due to the gold fixtures and contrasting lampposts. Both the Grand Palais and the bridge were built in the early 20th century to prepare for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. The Grand Palais serves as a large open space in which larger expositions and events can be held. It sits across from the Petit Palais which is another famous photography location due to the large main gate. During the month of December into early January you can take advantage of the largest indoor rink in the world that they offer inside the palace. There are different price rates depending on the time of day but we chose to visit at night. From 8PM-2AM they have open ice skating that seems like more of a nightclub environment. With a live DJ and huge disco ball in the middle they have intricate light shows throughout the night and play a variety of music. Although this is the most expensive time to visit we figured it would be the most memorable. Depending on when you visit either in the morning hours (22 USD), afternoon hours (28 USD), or at night (32 USD) the prices will vary per adult. Thankfully this includes unlimited use during the time frames and they also offer bag and coat check for 1 USD and sell food and drinks inside. Although it is a bit pricey we think this a good opportunity to ice skate in Paris without having to be out in the cold but still getting a unique and photo-worthy experience!
- @wanderingwithustwo
Written 14 May 2020
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