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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  50 minutes (approx.)

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    Book by March 31, 2015 to travel until August 31, 2015 and save 15% compared to the local supplier's price on adult rates! 

One of the largest cinemas in Europe and a shrine to Parisian cinema, Le Grand Rex invites you to discover its legendary history, signature Art Deco architecture and little-known secrets on a behind-the-scenes tour. You'll get an insider’s look at this celebrated French national monument on an interactive journey through the cinema’s massive auditorium, recreated projection room, archives, Director’s office and more. You'll even do a voiceover for a film clip!


  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the Le Grand Rex cinema in Paris
  • Get an up-close look at one of the largest cinemas in Europe on an interactive self-guided tour
  • Tour the archive and projection rooms, do a voiceover for a film clip, and see the massive auditorium
  • Admire the American-inspired Art Deco architecture, grand décor and starry dome
  • Learn about the cinema’s history and significance through recorded audio commentary in each room

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

See what really happens at the movies by going backstage in one of the most famous cinemas in Europe.

What You Can Expect

Backstage Tour of the Grand Rex Cinema in Paris

Have a go at being the voiceover for a film scene on your Rex cinema tour

Head to Le Grand Rex (Grand Rex Cinema) in central Paris for your 50-minute self-guided walking tour of the cinema. As you’re directed from room to room via the audio commentary overhead — offered in several languages throughout the day — you’ll learn about the cinema’s fascinating history and cultural significance.

With 2,800 seats, Le Grand Rex is the biggest cinema in Paris and one of the largest in all of Europe. It has been used for some of the world's most renowned cinema screenings, concerts, comedians, events and conventions. In 1981, it was declared by the French government as a national monument.

Begin inside a transparent and panoramic elevator that will take you behind the gigantic screen of the Grand Rex, the grand large — the largest screen in Europe! Discover a recreated projection room, see archive images, learn about the numerous special effects and tricks used in films, and enter into the Director’s office to see where the creative magic is first concocted.

As you explore, admire the American-inspired atmosphere, the starred ‘sky’ overhead and the signature Art Deco architecture, as seen in the impressive interior décor, roofs and façades. You'll learn about the cinema’s origins all the way through to today, including its darker times, like when it was used as a Soldatenkino (soldiers' cinema) during the German occupation.

At the end of the tour, be the voiceover for a famous Hollywood star in a film clip that you'll then see projected in a private screening room!

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