Built in the same period as the Pont Alexandre-III , the architecture of the Grand Palais is stunning. The ionic columns and ... More
Grand Palais National Galleries
Built in the same period as the Pont Alexandre-III , the architecture of the Grand Palais is stunning. The ionic columns and the exuberant decoration of the façade invite visitors to discover an interior as splendid as its exterior. A large glass roof supported by a metallic structure lends this area a luminous delicacy enhanced by the art nouveau style. This historic venue is home to the Grand Palais National Galleries- museum spaces that host many temporary exhibitions throughout the year.
I visited le Grand Palais twice in the late 80's. My dad got an invitation to exhibit some of his art there, taking part in an international movement called 'La figuration critique'.
At the time, I was still a student and I pretty much liked the opportunity to visit France.
I knew about the Tour Eiffel and the Louvre and didn't know what to expect.
The whole experience was overwhelming to me. I found the round building with different galleries on different floors very charming.
This building is just the place to give any work of art that something extra to make it stand out!
It's 20 years ago since I visited the Grand Palais and I hope the city of Paris has been treating it well!!
It'll always be a part of my youth memories!
Created in 1629 for Cardinal de Richelieu, this garden has witnessed many of the events that have marked the Palais
Royal's history. Redesigned in the 18th Century by landscape gardener Desgots, it was made smaller by Louis Philippe d'Orléans ...
This palace, whose size is simply stunning, was built by Brongniart at the request of Napoleon I in 1808. It
was home to the Stock Exchange from 1826 until the end of the 20th Century. The majestic neoclassical facade ...
In 1851, Emperor Napoleon III commissioned the construction of a Jeu de Paume court (ancestor of tennis) in the Jardin
des Tuileries. With the arrival of outdoor tennis in 1947, the building was converted into a museum dedicated to ...