Palais de Chaillot
11:00-19:00, Thursday 11:00-21:00; closed on Tuesday, January 1, May 1, December 25; stop selling 45 minutes before closing, 15 minutes before closing Clearance. (Local time)
Paris abounds with sites that combine grandiose, iconic beauty with historic significance, and the Palais de Chaillot is a prime example. Built for the Exposition Internationale hosted in the city in 1937 on site of the previous Palais de Trocadéro, the Palais de Chaillot overlooks the stunning Esplanade des droits de l'homme that magnificently frame the Eiffel Tower. The Esplanade was given its name because the palace was the location of the signing of the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The Palais also boasts four museums as well as one of the national theaters of Paris.