The Location: Metro #1 & 13, Exit "Champs Elysees Clemenceau". The metro station is right next to the museum. This building from 1900 is home to the Galeries Nationales where prestigious exhibitions are held. So much to see, you can definitely spend a few hours here. It is also an architectural gem too!! Totally perfect photograph spot~ There is another museum across street.
Gleaming amongst the splendour of the Champs Elysées, the Grand Palais' magnificent domed, art-nouveau roof cuts an elegant figure into the Paris sky. Constructed for the 1900 Exposition Universelle (World’s Fair), today it serves as a rotating exhibition space for some of the world's greatest works of art. Recent exhibitions have included Valasquez, Anish Kapoor and Edward Hopper. The Grand Palais also hosts a highly eclectic range of events such as horse shows, BMX bike competitions and seasonal amusement parks. Up to 40 shows roll through its doors throughout the year.
Large gorgeous building that hosts a variety of different exhibitions, everything from circus to video, photography, paintings and historical artifacts. I went for the Bill Viola retrospective which was absolutely amazing considering I had never heard of him before. Check the website for upcoming exhibits.
The architecture of the building itself is spectacular, and the Grand Palais plays host to some amazing exhibitions.
The Grand Palais is the home of the greatest exhibitions in Paris - always make sure to check the exhibition plan when you visit and make sure to get there early because the real good ones have at least a 4-hour waiting line outside. The Grand Palais has received Monet, Picasso, Warhol and so many others. Apart from the exhibitions, its architecture is stunning as well. The mixture of the classic building with the glass dome is breathtaking.