Grand Palace

Paris France Tourist Information and City Guide

The Grand Palace (Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées) is the massive glass-roofed building that was built for the Paris Exhibition of 1900.

The metal structure that supports the glass roof weighs 8,500 tons which makes it heavier than the Eiffel Tower.

Grand Palais in Paris France (Large Palace)
Grand Palace, Paris France

The building is currently used for museums and as an exhibition hall for temporary exhibitions.

The palace is home to two permanent museums:

1. National Gallery (Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais)

2. Science Museum (Palais de la Decouverte)

The palace is located near the Pont de la Concorde (bridge) in the Champs Elysee District of Paris. The Small Palace (Petit Palais) is located directly across the street.

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