Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais

The whole experience of the art and the architecture of the Grand Palace is bound to leave an impression on you

A giant temporary exhibit called Leviathan by artist Anish Kapoor inside the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais
A giant temporary exhibit called Leviathan by artist Anish Kapoor inside the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais cc licensed photo by workflo

Many visitors to Paris limit themselves to the superior shopping and exquisite dining experiences available in the city of love. The truth is that there is a lot more that Paris has to offer and limiting your experiences in such a way will rob you of the opportunity to see places such as the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais or Grand Palace National Gallery and this would be an absolute tragedy. Paris and France as a whole have many wonderful cultural and inspiring attractions to offer visitors to the country.

The Grand Palace National Gallery is situated in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. This gallery houses many of the major art exhibits and showcases quite a few cultural events on a regular basis. The gallery aims to promote public interest in and appreciation of the arts. The exhibits vary and change with fair regularity. You will need to take a look on the official website to see what is being displayed whilst you are in the area.

One of the more recent and notable exhibitions held would be the Monet and Turner and his painters exhibitions. These drew impressive crowds of hundreds of thousands of people. The Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais often collaborates with other museums on a local and international scale to bring these impressive exhibitions to the public.

The Grand Palace National Gallery should be included on your itinerary when you are planning a trip to Paris. The whole experience, the art and the architecture of the Grand Palace is bound to leave an impression and leave you feeling inspired and awestruck by the astounding beauty that people are capable of creating. The art work exhibited here is quite varied so visitors can expect a broad and comprehensive view of art history. Whether you are an art historian, art enthusiast, artist or simply someone looking to enjoy an inspiring and cultural outing, the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais will not disappoint. For those who like to make use of the various technologies now available, it is now possible to download information pertinent to the exhibit on show via a Bluetooth terminal in the grand entrance.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Address: 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris, France

Phone: 01 44 13 17 17

Official Website: Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais

Map of nearby accommodations: Booking.com

Directions

Metro / RER Line Nearest Station Walking Time
M1 or M13Champs-Elysees - Clemenceau3 minutes
M9Franklin Delano Roosevelt5 minutes
M8 or RER-CInvalides13 minutes

How to get to Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais by Metro / RER

By Metro or RER-C: From Metro Line 1 or 13 exit at Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau‎ Station. The Grand Palais is immediately south of the exit. Follow Avenue du General Eisenhower beside the Grand Palais to the gallery entrance.

From Metro Line 1 or 9 exit at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Station and follow Franklin Delano Roosevelt straight south off the traffic circle to Avenue du General Eisenhower and go left (east) to the entrance.

From Metro Line 8 or RER-C exit at Invalides and head north across the Alexandre III bridge. Continue north on Avenue Winston Churchill to Avenue du General Eisenhower and go left (west) to the entrance.

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Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5Grand Palais Star Rating

5 Star Rating Went to the Michael Jackson exhibit and really enjoyed it. The part of the building I as in was a bit chilly, but I also have a cold. Anyway, I'd definitely go back.

Lena Zwarg - 19 days ago

4 Star Rating When we came by the first time, it was night and glass roof was illuminated with blue light. That looked really good. We have not been inside, as there was a costly exhibition which we weren't interested in - plus long waiting time in the lane. The was no possibility to just peek inside for a short moment.

Thomas Kieninger - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating When I visited the website, it said 'World's largest ice rink', but it wasn't as big as I expected. But the building is massive and absolutely beautiful. Its architecture is just so mesmerizing. The staff was really friendly and helpful. And you give your shoes to rent skates, which is free of charge. Didn't know that before. Plus, it had cloak room. If you order ticket online, it's really convenient and easy to enter. But the entrance fee is pretty expensive, but worth visiting.

Tsendsuren Boldbaatar - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating Impressive shed with glass roof! Came here for the winter skating when it had been transformed with an indoor skating rink. The building itself is impressive but the visit experience is going to depend entirely upon what’s actually going on inside at the time...

Ian Jindal - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Beautiful and enchanting! What a great idea to turn this great site into an ice rink! The light show makes it even more magical. Don’t miss it while in Paris.

Alexandre Werkoff - 1 month ago

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Video: Monet Exhibition at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais

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