Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées
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Address: Avenue Winston-Churchill, 75008 Paris
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Ranked #42 of 139 in France

Ranked #24 of 61 in Ile-de-France

Ranked #23 of 53 in Paris

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Image of the Grand Palais as seen from the Eiffel Tower
The Grand Palais (center) and the Petit Palais (right) as seen from the Eiffel Tower

Grand Palais

Coordinates: 48°51′58″N 2°18′45″E / 48.866142°N 2.312498°E / 48.866142; 2.312498

Historic site, exhibition hall in Paris, France

The Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées, commonly known as the Grand Palais (English: Great Palace), 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. It has been listed since 2000 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.

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...

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