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Grand Palais

The Grand Palais, located on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, is an exhibition hall and museum dedicated "by the French Republic to the glory of French art."

Honoring France's Artistic and Architectural Heritage

Grand Palais

The construction of the Grand Palais began in 1897 as part of the Universal Exposition of 1900, the world fair held in Paris at the start of the 19th century. After a competition between architects to propose the best design, four men were selected to undergo the daunting task of completing such a massive construction project in only three years. Upon its completion in 1900, the Grand Palais drew widespread attention for its architectural blend of steel, stone, and glass to blend classicism and modernity, as well as diverse decorative artwork. In the many years since its establishment, the Grand Palais has undergone a number of transformations; it served as a military hospital in World War I, was damaged during a fire in 1944, received historic monument status in 2000, and underwent extensive refurbishment in the late twentieth century. The Grand Palais' impressive architectural stature, renowned exhibitions, and engaging events draw approximately 2 million visitors each year.

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Exhibition - Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso


Exhibition - Niki de Saint Phalle