The Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées, commonly known as the Grand Palais, is a large historic site, exhibition hall and museum complex located at the Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France. Construction of the Grand Palais began in 1897 following the demolition of the Palais de l’Industrie (Palace of Industry) as part of the preparation works for the Universal Exposition of 1900, which also included the creation of the adjacent Petit Palais and Pont Alexandre III.
The structure was built in the style of Beaux-Arts architecture as taught by the École des Beaux-Arts of Paris. The building reflects the movement’s taste for ornate decoration through its stone facades, the formality of its floor planning and the use of techniques that were innovative at the time, such as its glass vault, its structure made of iron and light steel framing, and its use of reinforced concrete.
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Grand Palais, Galerie Nationales, 3, avenue du Général Eisenhower
Haiti: Two Centuries of Artistic Creation
The exhibition focuses on Haitian art from the 19th century to the present day. Constructed around a...
19 Nov 2014 - 15 Feb 2015
MONUMENTA 2016: Huang Yong Ping, Empires
Since 2007, internationally renowned contemporary artists have been filling the Nave of the Grand Palais...
08 May 2016 - 18 Jun 2016
“Mexique” at the Grand Palais is the largest event dedicated to Mexican art since 1953. The comprehensive...
05 Oct 2016 - 23 Jan 2017
Hergé at Grand Palais
Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais in partnership with the Musée Hergé presents the exhibition “Hergé”.
28 Sep 2016 - 15 Jan 2017