The Grand Palais is a large exhibition hall and museum complex that is situated at the Champ Elysees in Paris, France. Grand Palais was built for the 1900 Universal Exposition. It is built to a Beaux-Arts architecture style, it has an impressive stone facade. After the exposition it first held, the building was used for art exhibitions and shows, such as horse shows. The palace underwent a renovation recently and was only fully reopened in 2007, it still holds exhibitions and events today with annual fencing and taekwondo championships held there. The Grand Palais also hosts museums.
The best way to get to this sight is by using the metro system of Paris, with the ‘Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau’ station situated right outside the Grand Palais; the station is accessible by metro lines 1 and 13.
Opening Times and Admission
The building is open throughout the daytime and is free to enter. Most areas are restricted access only though due to shows and exhibitions that need tickets or permission.