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Tour code: 5717ETOILESREX
Go behind the scenes at Le Grand Rex, one of Europe’s largest and most famous cinemas, on this 50-minute backstage tour. Plug into the audio guide and learn about the cinema’s glamorous history as you go from room to room. Visit the archive and projection rooms, see the cavernous auditorium and revel in the elegant art deco architecture and decor. You’ll even record a voiceover for a movie 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!

Customer Reviews

Marianna K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It's even better that we expected!!!

Nicole T S

1 star rating: I do not recommend this May 2014

This tour was cheesy. We thought we'd get to see the inside of the theater. It seemed like it was geared more toward kids than adults. As a film buff, this tour is not going to get you very excited.

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