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.
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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 • 3 min walk
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt • 5 min walk
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Joelle D
Atlanta22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Terrible exhibit. Paintings were not representative of his greatest work, exhibition space is crowded and poorly organized. Even though there were not that many people there on a Monday morning, it felt overcrowded because of the cramped space. The only good thing about it is that there was no line to buy tickets. (No need to buy tickets in advance or have a timed entry, at least not on a weekday morning.) I would advise you skip the El Greco exhibit and spend your time and money on the Lautrec exhibit also at the Grand Palais. That one had decent amount of space allotted to it and was very worthwhile.
Written 6 January 2020
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nyc212
New York City, NY62 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I am a big fan of El Greco and was very disappointed with my visit today. The exhibition (from what I could see) was very good, but very poorly executed...we had timed tickets for 330pm and - after being made to wait in line standing over the stench of a sewer with timed tickets we bought online over a month ago - we were admitted to a packed and tiny exhibition where we could hardly see anything. Very poor logistics and use of the space...I would have rather not have seen anything at all than to experience this...very frustrating. I want my money back!
Written 3 January 2020
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jfcjb002
Melbourne, Australia24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
I was so disappointed with the Lautrec Exhibition. Not with the art, but allowing people to use there mobile phones and cameras.

Visiting from Australia, I would have thought Paris of all places would protect the observers experience of viewing an exhibition.

Instead I had to contend with dozens of people taking up close pics of the art work, this is appalling behaviour, and so disrespectful to the art experience.

I can’t believe you allow this to happen! Cameras and phones should be banned in my opinion.

Where is your integrity, dignity and respect for the art experience!

Regards

John Carroll
Written 19 January 2020
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Gerard R
575 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
When visiting this exhibition on Nov 28, 2019, there were large crowds of people waiting outside. Organization to get tickets, get your coat into cloak-room was slow. Then, one can hardly imaging today, there was a dense stream with many visitors slowly passing the paintings, drawings. Yes, beautiful art, as we knew already. Amazing, how peoductive HTL had been, and so 'telling'with a few strokes of pencil.
Now let us think how to support artists of today...
Written 1 May 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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Wander & Wonder
Singapore, Singapore1,702 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Walking along Champs Élysées we came to the Grand Palais which was an old palace converted to a giant ice skating rink. There were long queues to get in and we went to look through the entrance gates. It has a glass dome roof and natural lighting fill the whole space. Many visitors and locals were skating happily. This is a must visit for ice skaters.
Written 15 February 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
What an amazing incredible exhibition hall- what a stately building: what iconic photos with the French tricolor flag flapping broadly and proudly in the fierce wind (see my one photo). No- we didn’t go in/ that’s for next trip... soon.
Written 25 January 2020
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Lauramcw
Houston, TX51 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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Luly
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia127 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
We went there in January 2019. The ski rink was open and it was a great late night activity for family and friends. The atmosphere was great. The only thing is that they could’ve made taking the ice skating shoes better since we had to walk on wet floors with our socks.
Written 21 January 2020
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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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