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Grand Palais
The Grand Palais is one of Paris’ most beautiful and recognizable structures. Debuted in 1900 in time for the World’s Fair, the architectural marvel is famed for its colossal nave, Beaux-Arts architecture, and immense glass roof. Today, the Grand Palais houses several gallery areas and also hosts tournaments, Chanel fashion shows, and other major events.

The Basics
Situated just steps from the Champs-Élysées, the Grand Palais has been a major artistic and cultural destination for more than a century. A classified Historic Monument since 2000, the building is renowned for its opulent appeal; like the neighboring Petit Palais and Pont Alexandre III, it was originally created for the 1900 World’s Fair. In World War I, it was used as a hospital; though occupied by the Nazis in World War II, it also became a headquarters for the French Resistance. Following a lengthy period of renovation in the 1990s, the palace is now one of the city’s top cultural venues, and attracts upwards of 2 million visitors annually.

The Grand Palais is a popular and centrally located stop on hop-on hop-off bus tours, bike tours, and walking tours of the area, and its unique glass roof can also be glimpsed during Seine River cruises. Its two museums—the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais (home to blockbuster art exhibitions) and the Palais de la Découverte (a family-friendly science museum)—are also worth discovering.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Avoid bringing luggage or large bags during your visit, as they are prohibited by the venue, even in the cloakroom area.
  • The Grand Palais has several main entrances; visitors with reduced mobility should use the entrances at the Avenue du Général Eisenhower or at the Avenue Winston-Churchill.
  • The Grand Palais is set to close for extensive renovations from 2020–2024, during which time a temporary venue will open on the Champ de Mars.

How to Get There
The Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau Métro station, which is served by lines 1 and 13, is mere steps away. Just across the Seine, the Invalides station (which is served by lines 8 and 13, as well as the RER C) is another option. The 28, 42, 52, 63, 72, 73, 80, 83, and 93 buses all stop nearby. As with most central Paris landmarks, it’s also reachable on foot, by taxi, or by Vélib’.

When to Get There
Opening hours at the Grand Palais vary among events, exhibitions, and museums, though the venue is most often closed on Tuesdays. Be sure to research specific opening times (and book tickets) in advance.

The 2024 Paris Olympics
The Grand Palais is slated to be host fencing, taekwondo, and other sporting events during the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Address: 21 Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Paris 75008, France
Admission: Varies
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3-Course Seine Dinner Cruise at The Marina de ParisWater Tours

3-Course Seine Dinner Cruise at The Marina de Paris

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On this Paris dinner cruise, glide along the Seine aboard an intimate La Marina de Paris boat, and enjoy a 3-course meal while admiring riverfront sights like the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, and the Louvre. The glass-enclosed boat provides unobstructed views and photo ops, allowing you to soak up the romantic atmosphere of Paris lit up at night. Options are available to exclude drinks from your experience.
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Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Dinner CruiseLuxury Tours

Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Dinner Cruise

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Ensure a memorable night out in Paris with a gourmet dinner cruise along the Seine River. Float past the city’s famed monuments, such as the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and Ile de la Cité aboard a luxury Bateaux Parisiens riverboat. Soak up the magic of Paris from an onboard dining room while enjoying a gourmet 3-course meal. Please note that Champagne and live music are also included on select 8:30pm departures.
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Paris' Night Tour: The City of LightsCity Tours

Paris' Night Tour: The City of Lights

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After the sun sets on the City of Love, Paris transforms into the City of Lights. Discover the top attractions of the French capital at night on a 2-hour evening walking tour. After the hordes of tourists have thinned, follow your guide to the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Grand Palais, and more. Listen to stories of love, royal scandal, and revolution as you take in the illuminated monuments.
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Bistro-Style Seine River Dinner Cruise on board PARIS EN SCENEDinner Cruises

Bistro-Style Seine River Dinner Cruise on board PARIS EN SCENE

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Make the most of your time in Paris with a combination of a cruise on the Seine and a 3-course dinner. This 75-minute dinner cruise allows you to see the main attractions of the City of Lights while you enjoy a casual meal. Relax into a comfortable armchair facing one of the boat's windows, the better to take in the view, and watch sights like the Louvre, Place de la Concorde, and Eiffel Tower drift by. Upgrade the experience to include wine or Champagne with dinner.
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Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off TourHop-on Hop-off Tours

Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Tour of Paris in electric scooter

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Save your energy for sightseeing with this tour of Paris by electronic bike. After a short briefing, you’ll pedal along the bike lanes and sidewalks of the French capital, with the e-bike’s motor propelling you along when you need a little help. The route takes in sights of the standout Paris attractions such as the Notre Dame and Eiffel Tower, and you’ll learn about each landmark from your guide.
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Paris Private Tour by Classic French Citroën

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Put a twist on the typical Paris sightseeing tour with a private drive around the city in a Citroën Traction—a classic French car. Inside the open-top vehicle with a retractable roof, you'll drive through neighborhoods like Montmartre and the Latin Quarter and pass by major sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées, the Louvre, and the Moulin Rouge. Learn about the city from a guide as you go. Up to four people can fit in one car.
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Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Lunch Cruise with Live MusicLuxury Tours

Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Lunch Cruise with Live Music

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Glide down the River Seine while enjoying a gourmet 3-course lunch aboard a Bateaux Parisiens river cruise. Soak up views of riverside attractions like the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame and Musée d'Orsay as you dine on seasonal selections from an à la carte menu, accompanied by wine. Enjoy live entertainment and a welcome glass of Champagne for a bubbly beginning to the experience.
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Champagne Tasting on a Seine River CruiseDay Cruises

Champagne Tasting on a Seine River Cruise

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Romantic Dinner Cruise with ChampagneNight Tours

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Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world and an evening cruise down the illuminated Seine is the perfect way to ramp up the romance. This cruise includes a delicious 3-course dinner and Champagne along with spectacular views of Paris icons such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre Museum.
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Discover Paris in an original way. Feel sensations, pleasure and knowledge.The segways are self-balancing, much more stable and easy to use than a scooter. Besides we refund you fully if after the small training you do not feel comfortable enough.In 2h30, you will do the equivalent of at least one day of visit on foot and without fatigue! You will benefit in addition to the explanations of our guides who will share with you their passion for Paris.No waiting time, you will be in small groups, and you will have time to take pictures.These tours are accessible from 14 years! Do not hesitate!All our tours are privatized!
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Paris City Segway TourSegway Tours

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Paris City Segway Tour

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Glide through Paris and experience its years of history in just a few hours by Segway. In a short period of time, zoom around effortlessly and see the City of Light’s top landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Orsay museums, Les Invalides, Napoleon’s tomb and more. Learn heaps of unique and fascinating stories from an entertaining guide. This Paris city Segway tour is limited to just eight people, ensuring more personalized attention.
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Night Tour of Paris in electric scooterBike & Mountain Bike Tours

Night Tour of Paris in electric scooter

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Navigate the bike lanes and side streets of Paris on an electric bike during this tour. With a guide in the lead, you'll feel comfortable pedaling an electric bike after dark, pedaling as hard as you like and enjoying the assistance of an electric motor. Pass Paris landmarks lit up for the night and listen to guided commentary on the city's history, culture, architecture, and modern life.
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Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Christmas Cruise with 5-Course Dinner or LunchChristmas

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Paris Segway Express Tour (12 POI in 1 hour)Historical & Heritage Tours

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Dinner Cruise & Eiffel Tower with Moulin Rouge ShowDay Cruises

Dinner Cruise & Eiffel Tower with Moulin Rouge Show

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Experience the magical decadence of Paris! In one truly unforgettable night, Enjoy a Dinner Cruise along the River Seine taking in the spectacular monuments followed by a priority entry trip up the iconic Eiffel Tower to gaze upon the sparkling City of Lights. And complete your evening at the famous and flamboyant Moulin Rouge - French Cancan and champagne included!
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⭐⭐First day in Paris - All inclusive tour ⭐⭐Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

⭐⭐First day in Paris - All inclusive tour ⭐⭐

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We will offer you an all inclusive and intimate experienceIn both experiences, we will show you the main sights of Paris, but also bring you to hidden districts where we like to hang out • Notre Dame (only afternoon) • Champs Elysées avenue (only afternoon) • Eiffel Tower • The Louvre museum • St Germain (Latin quarter) • Marais (Jewish quarter)We will be more than happy to help you plan the rest of your holiday as we provide you with a fresh insight into French cultureMorning walk:We invite you over a typical breakfast in a local neighbourhood, where you will discover the best baked goods and coffee in Paris. Then we will explore the city by foot. The tour includes snacks, drinks and metro ticketsAfternoon bike ride:Along the ride we will pass through Place Dauphine (where we'll play the most popular game in Paris) stop in the bakery to try some local snack, take a break for espresso in. We keep it secretIn the second half, we'll organize a wine and cheese tasting
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