Palais de la Découverte
Attached to the Grand Palais, this children’s science museum has excellent temporary exhibits (eg moving lifelike dinosaurs) as well as...
Like the Grand Palais opposite, this architectural stunner was also built for the 1900 Exposition Universelle, and is home to the Paris...
Palais de l'Élysée
Some 400m north of av des Champs-Élysées is rue du Faubourg St-Honoré (8e), the western extension of rue St-Honoré. It has renowned...
This gigantic electro club has solved the neighbour-versus-noise problem that haunts so many other Parisian nightlife spots: it’s...
Set inside the fabulous Grand Palais, the Minipalais resembles an artist’s studio on a colossal scale, with unvarnished hardwood floors,...
Lonely Planet review
Erected for the 1900 Exposition Universelle (World’s Fair), the Grand Palais today houses several exhibition spaces and a restaurant (Minipalais) beneath its huge 8.5-ton art nouveau glass roof. Some of Paris’ biggest shows (Renoir, Chagall, Turner) are held in the Galeries Nationales, lasting three to four months.
Other exhibit spaces include the imaginative Nef – which plays host to concerts, art installations, a seasonal amusement park and horse shows – and several other minor galleries. Renovations are ongoing and the monument will continue to develop its layout in the coming years, though it will remain open. Hours, prices and the exhibit dates vary significantly for all galleries. Those listed here generally apply to the Galeries Nationales, but be sure to always check the website for exact details. Reserving a ticket online for any show is strongly advised.