Grand Palais

Landmark

in Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards

Spire and sculptures on roof of Grand Palais.

Krzysztof Dydynski

Erected for the 1900 Exposition Universelle (World’s Fair), the Grand Palais is topped by a huge 8.5-tonne art nouveau glass roof. It hosts some of Paris’ biggest art exhibitions, but its role as a 2024 Olympic venue will see it close for renovations from January 2021 to mid-2024. During its closure, a temporary Grand Palais will set up on the Champ de Mars adjacent to the Eiffel Tower.

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