MUSEUM

Grand Palais

3 avenue du Général Eisenhower - 75008 Paris Champs-Élysées
While the Grand Palais is closed, the public is invited to discover part of the cultural and sporting programme (exhibitions, art fairs, the Saut Hermès...) at the Grand Palais Éphémère, located in the Champ-de-Mars park, opposite the Eiffel Tower. The entrance hall is located on Place Joffre, opposite the École Militaire. The architecture was designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte. The Grand Palais is due to reopen in 2024.
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 exhibitions. A 3-in-1 site that's not to be missed, close to the Champs-Elysées.

Did you know?
The Grand Palais became involved in Olympic history not only by hosting artistic competitions at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games, but also by transforming itself a century later to host sporting disciplines such as fencing, taekwondo and wheelchair fencing, demonstrating its versatility and commitment to the Olympic Games.

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Regularly offers for main exhibitions

Handicap

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/

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Map

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Address
3 avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris
Parking lot
(P)
Rond-Point des Champs Elysees, 1 Avenue Matignon - 75008 Paris
Public transportation
(M)
1Champs-Elysées-Clémenceau
9Franklin-Roosevelt
13Champs-Elysées-Clémenceau
(B)
288393Palais De La Decouverte
4273Champs-Elysees - Clemenceau

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