Museum

Grand Palais Member

3 avenue du Général Eisenhower - 75008 Paris

Champs-Élysées - 8e Arrondissement

What's on?

A historic renovation project led by architect Umberto Napolitano will allow the Grand Palace to recover its original grandeur. It will close at the end of 2020 to reopening in the spring of 2023.

Description

The Grand Palais is one of the most iconic Parisian monuments. Built for the 1900 Exposition Universelle, it is recognizable by its large glass dome flanked by the French flag. This architectural masterpiece of stone, steel and glass has been listed as a historical monument since 2000. It comprises 3 major sites: the Nave, the National Galleries and the Palais de la Découverte. The majestic nave, 240 m long, welcomes a wide variety of major national and international events: (horse riding, contemporary art, fairground, etc.). The national galleries organize large-scale exhibitions on artists that have marked the history of art (Picasso, Hopper, Renoir, etc.). The Palais de la Découverte is a museum and cultural centre dedicated to science, where children can learn whilst having fun, through permanent collections and temporary exhibtions. A 3-in-1 site that's not to be missed, close to the Champs-Elysées.

Architectural style

  • 1900
  • Monumental
  • Neo classique

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Car park/Parking
  • Coach park
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor tools
  • Cloakroom

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • French sign language

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • braille

Combined tickets

Regularly offers for main exhibitions

Coach park

Cours de la Reine

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

According to the programming of the Nave and National Galleries.

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Amex
  • JCB card
  • Chèque Vacances

Closing times

Tuesday

Opening times

According to the programming of the Nave and National Galleries.

Exceptional opening

  • 1 January
  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 1 November
  • 11 November

Voir la carte

Grand Palais

3 avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 44 13 17 17
information.gngp@rmn.fr
http://www.grandpalais.fr/en

  • Subway - Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau
  • RER - Invalides
  • Bus - 28, 42, 52, 63, 72, 73, 80, 83, 93
  • Batobus, Champs-Elysées stop. Velib', station n° 8029, 1 Avenue Franklin-D-Roosevelt and station n° 8001, Avenue Dutuit

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

Physical disability:
- lowered/adapted reception desk/till
- communal disabled toilets with grab rail and adapted sink
- alternatives to stairs available
- entrance B on Avenue Général Eisenhower is reserved for visitors with reduced mobility - steep slope to go down
- visits are pre-planned and accompanied (access to upper floors via seperate lift)
- cane chairs and wheelchairs available to hire (ID required)
- for security reasons, the Grand Palais cannot accept more than 5 visitors in wheelchairs at any given time - slots cannot be reserved, visitors may have to wait
- the Grand Palais auditorium (Champs-Elysées entrance) has reserved spaces for wheelchair users
- exhibition room D (CHamps-Elysées entrance) is not accessible to wheelchair users (room accessible only by 11 steps)

Visual impairment:
- transparent glass walls/doors marked with contrasting elements
- no obstacles at eye level
- stairs with tactile and visual contrast before first step down and continuous hand rail
Audiodescription:
- for individuals, certain exhibitions have a selection of works (around 10) available in audiodescription by renting an audioguide (ID required), may come with thermal foil cases
- accompanied by a tour guide, audiodescription tours are offered for a selection of works reproduced in relief with adapted commentary; groups then rejoin the main exhibition to explore through various techniques

Hearing impairment:
- booking and contact only by email
- exhibitions offer leaflets in French and English
- amplifier in the gift shop and at the group welcome desk (Champs-Elysées entrance)
- guided tours in French Sign Language are offered in the majority of exhibitions at the Grand Palais
- group audioguides for hire

Mental disability:
- trained/educated staff
- easy-to-understand signs
- monitored entrance visible from reception/till

Site tested and approved in 2015 by 'Paris en Fauteuil Roulant' ('Paris in a Wheelchair'): https://www.facebook.com/parisenfauteuilroulant/

More details on accessibility

Museum in the same district: Champs-Élysées

Museum in the same arrondissement: 8th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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