Built in 1900 to be a permanent exhibition hall, gallery, and venue, the Grand Palais is an astounding rendition of glass and light.
The Grand Palais consists of three main areas:
- Nave, the nave is an architectural vision and often has exhibitions or showcases, this is also a free wi-fi spot!
- Le palais de la Decouverte, a homage to the world of science, contains the planetarium, which is well worth a visit and makes for an astounding experience.
- Les Galeries Natioanales du Grand Palais, presenting permanent, and ever changing art exhibitions by internationally renowned artists
The current art exhibitions are:
- Warhol’s wide world – (18.03.09 – 13.07.09)
- One image may hide another (08.04.09 – 06.07.09)
- Renoir (23.09.09 – 04.01.10)
- De Byzance a Istanbul (14.10.09 – 25.01.10)
For information on what is on show: www.grandpalais.fr
You can prebook tickets through the usual agencies giving you an exact time to enter, but for the standard exhibitions there is no real need to do so.
How to get to Grand Palais
Metro: Franklin D Roosevelt, Champs Elysees Clemenceau
Entrance costs for Grand Palais
7 euros for all exhibitions,
3.50 euros supplement to visit planetarium,
under 18s free,
**NOT** included in the museum pass.
Opening hours for Grand Palais
Closed Mondays. Tuesday – Saturday 9.30pm – 6pm,
Sundays and public holidays 10am – 7pm.
Planetarium shows: 11.30am, 2pm, 4.30pm