Exhibitions at the Grand Palais

The Grand Palais is one of the most popular exhibition venues in Paris.

Pompeii, an immersive experience. Archaeological treasures. New discoveries.

From 01 July to 27 September 2020

Pompéi - Grand Palais

In 79 AD, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius covered the ancient Roman city of Pompeii with a thick layer of ash and volcanic debris. Frozen at the moment they were buried, the city and its inhabitants were extraordinarily well preserved and Pompeii now offers invaluable insight into life in ancient Rome.

This remarkable site has been excavated since the eighteenth century, and numerous archaeological treasures brought to light (the public buildings and private houses of the city as well as sculptures, frescoes, decorative and craft objects, etc.). Some of the discoveries are very recent – two buildings have been found during the last two years.

The exhibition not only presents the archaeological finds, but enhances the experience by taking visitors on a unique immersive journey to the heart of Pompeii! Thanks to 3D reconstructions, ultra-HD 360 projections and sound effects, visitors can explore the Roman city at the height of its splendour and relive the moment when tragedy struck.

The Grand Palais, a major Parisian exhibition venue

Le Grand Palais, Paris © OTCP - David Lefranc

The Grand Palais is a monument symbolic of Paris. Built for the World Fair of 1900, it is a unique exhibition venue. The immense space of the Grand Palais’s nave can house exhibitions on a grand scale, while the national galleries, more classical in style, display the work of great artists in temporary exhibitions.

A unique venue, teamed with an outstanding programme, makes the Grand Palais one of the most popular exhibition venues in Paris. The queue is often long so it is worth planning your trip in advance and booking tickets online.

Useful information

From 10am to 8pm Monday, Thursday and Sunday. From 10am to 10pm Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Closed on Tuesday

Grand Palais - 8th

Grand Palais

3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris, 75008

The Grand Palais is one of the most iconic Parisian monuments. Built for the 1900 Exposition Universelle, it is recognizable by......