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Grand Palais

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Address: Avenue des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris, France
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The Grand Palais in Paris is the iconic monument of the Rmn-GP, where we...

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.

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If there is a special expo going on that interests you, that is the best way to see the Grand Palais from the inside. If so, buy your tickets ahead of time at FNAC to avoid... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If there is a special expo going on that interests you, that is the best way to see the Grand Palais from the inside. If so, buy your tickets ahead of time at FNAC to avoid standing in lines. If the expo is popular, expect crowds. Outside is very grand. This was built for one of the big fairs.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

they had an exhibition in preparation so could view outside only, we went to the small palace, this was lovely but wasnt too interesting being honest

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Santos, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The place is very nice and if possible spend some time to see at least a part of it. You can see different expositions depending of when you visit... Must save some time to see it if possible. And also across the street you can see the Petit Palais, that is another great visit!

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I had spend too much time at Le Petit Palais, right at the opposite side of the street. Keep at least one hour in hand if you go there.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Saw a Mexican art exhibition on one of its last days. It was worth it for a few excellent exhibits but it was very crowded. I have been to several events here before and the advice is, go if you can, there is always something worth seeing. But avoid weekends and especially avoid the last week of any exhibition. Oh... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The building of course is astonishing as is Le Petit Palais on the opposite side of the street. I went to the exhibition Mexico 1900-1950 and it was both moving and aesthetically delightful. I loved the information on the Mexican revolution and the European influences. My favourite pieces were mostly from Rivera, what a pleasure to have enjoyed his artworks.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This place awesome and majestic. However it is confusing to know exactly where you re supposed to stand in line for the various exhibits. Once you are in and figure your way around it is most enjoyable! Check the website for open days and if tickets are still available for the exhibits.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Loved the exhibit of Mexico 1900-1950. We went specifically to Paris to see that, as we love Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Al the other work was interesting too and the location is splendid. Too bad there were only 6 pieces by Frida Kahlo, but still well worth going

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

My wife and I went on January 2nd, 9PM - 2AM. They'd laid down a MASSIVE ice skating rink, laser lights, disco balls and music literally filled the entire palace and they had food, a bar, and VR rides as well. It was like being in the biggest, most fancy dance club on earth but with ice skates on. My... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had a wonderful morning spent at the exquisite Grand Palais in Paris, visiting the Mexican exhibition. Well organised and beautifully presented, a tip would be to buy tickets for any exhibition online first, to avoid the long queues. The Palais has fee wifi inside, so download the app from your App store, take your earphones and follow the exhibition... More 

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