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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
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2-Day Paris Package Including City Tour, Louvre Tour and Seine River Cruise

Pack the highlights of Paris into two days with this package that offers only the best of France’s capital city. Get priority access at the Louvre Museum, and go on a Seine River cruise that you won't soon forget. Choose between a private city tour by vehicle or electric bike, and then explore Montmartre with your own personal guide. Lastly, head over to Île de la Cité to sample local wine and cheese before your 2-day journey comes to an end.
  • Duration: 2 days
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Skip The Line Eiffel Tower Ticket Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour and River Cruise

Visit Paris's top sights and attractions on a convenient and flexible hop-on hop-off bus tour with onboard audio commentary. Select from a 1 or 2 day sightseeing pass and discover the city's landmark sites at your leisure. Skip the lines for direct access to the Eiffel Tower's second floor viewing platform, explore the Ile de la Cité and marvel at its Notre Dame cathedral, and even enjoy a complimentary one-long river cruise along the Seine. Hop off at all 10 stops or pick and choose as you go.
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Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Make sightseeing in the French capital easy with a Big Bus tour of Paris. Enjoy the convenience of hop-on hop-off access at any stop along the route, and soak in the views from an open-top, double-decker bus. See sights like the Louvre Museum, Moulin Rouge cabaret club, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the iconic Eiffel Tower as you listen to informative, English-speaking guides on some routes, or audio-commentary available in 11 languages. There are two routes to choose from, with 15 stops in total around the city, and you can pair your Paris bus tour with a Seine River cruise. Choose either a 1-day or 2-day bus ticket.
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Vintage Private Tour: Classic French Citroën Paris

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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Champagne Tasting on a Seine River Cruise

Add some extra sparkle to your Paris trip with a Champagne-tasting cruise down the River Seine. With an English-speaking sommelier, enjoy an educational 1-hour Champagne presentation in the comfort of a private room. Sip on three fine Champagnes as you float past Paris’ signature monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay. A most civilized way to sightsee!
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Marina de Paris Seine River Dinner Cruise and Moulin Rouge Show

Enjoy two iconic Parisian experiences during this evening tour that combines a dinner cruise on the Seine River with admission to the Moulin Rouge. First, see Paris sights like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral while enjoying a 3-course meal of French cuisine aboard a La Marina de Paris glass-enclosed boat. Then head to the Moulin Rouge in the Montmartre district for a performance of the show ‘Feerie,’ which includes a half bottle of Champagne per person. Hotel transport is included for your convenience.
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Seine River Cruise and Moulin Rouge Show with a Glass of Champagne

Enjoy two of Paris' most iconic experiences on this combo Seine River cruise and Moulin Rouge tour. On board the river cruise, you'll pass by illuminated waterfront landmarks such as Notre-Dame Cathedral, and then head north to the Moulin Rouge for its 'Féerie' cabaret show, which includes one glass of Champagne. Hotel pickup is not provided but hotel drop-off is for accommodations within the city.
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Guided Paris Day Trip from London

See the very best of Paris on a full-day trip from London by high-speed train, and enjoy a mix of guided tours and time to explore on your own. Take in key sites on a 1.5-hour tour by coach, then board a river boat for an hour-long cruise along the Seine. Spend the afternoon by yourself, with plenty of time to shop Parisian boutiques, visit museums, or sample classic French cuisine in the City of Light.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Seine River Cruise and Paris Illuminations Tour

Paris is fabulous any time of day, but to truly experience the City of Lights, you need to explore after dark. On this evening Paris and river tour, you’ll see illuminated attractions by both land and water, including the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe. Cruise along the Seine to admire Notre-Dame and the Eiffel Tower, and tour the city by either coach or minivan to see Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, the Grand Palais, Rue de Rivoli and the Champs-Elysées twinkling in the night. The minivan tour option is limited to eight people to provide a small-group experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Segway Tours in Paris

Zip around the elegant boulevards and grand plazas of romantic Paris on an action-packed 45-min, 90-min or 3-hour Segway tour. Learn to operate your easy-to-use self-balancing Segway, then follow your guide on a scenic tour around the Champ de Mars, Champs-Elysées and the Seine waterfront. Glide past Paris landmarks like Place de la Concorde, Musée d'Orsay and the Grand Palais, and hop off along the way to snap photos of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe. Best of all: full instruction is provided so anyone can give it a go!
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Bateaux Parisiens Bastille Day Cruise - 6-Course Gourmet Dinner and Live Music

On July 14, join in the Bastille Day festivities as Paris celebrates the event that helped spark the French Revolution. Cruise along the Seine River while savoring a sumptuous 6-course dinner, complete with wine and Champagne. See illuminated landmarks like the Grand Palais, the Louvre and Notre-Dame Cathedral, and watch the sky light up with a dazzling fireworks display over the Eiffel Tower. The celebration continues into the night with live onboard music and dancing.
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Paris Bike Tour

Spin through the city streets like a local and explore the French capital in style on this approximately 3-hour fat tire bike tour in Paris. Follow your guide through the city to top attractions such as Napoleon’s tomb and Les Invalides, the Louvre Museum and the Eiffel Tower. Cycle along the UNESCO World Heritage–listed banks of the Seine River and stop for a break among the trees in the pretty Tuileries Gardens. Admire the Arc de Triomphe, the Orsay Museum and more, and learn of their history from your guide.
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Paris Illuminations Night Tour

This Paris night tour takes you through the city during the evening hours, providing an easy way for you to see famous landmarks lit up after dark. You’ll travel past illuminated attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, Place de la Concorde, the Opera House, and Arc de Triomphe. Listen to commentary about the city and its history as you go. Choose either a standard coach tour or a small-group tour by minivan limited to eight people.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Segway Tour with Eiffel Tower Views

Explore the heart of Paris on a 2-hour guided Segway Tour. Travel through the city's center on a two-wheel self-balancing electric vehicle, navigating narrow pathways and along the river bank and taking in many historic landmarks as you go. Marvel in awe at the Eiffel Tower, meander past the sculpture-filled garden of the Rodin Museum and glide through the Place de la Concorde. Your guide will share facts and details about each place as you go. This small group tour is limited to 10 people for a more personalized experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes
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Private Tour of Paris the City of Light by Night

See Paris at night with a private guide who can show you the City of Light's most beautiful illuminated sights on this 3-hour walking tour. You'll stroll past monuments such as Palais Garnier, Place de la Concorde, and the Grand Palais, plus catch sight of the twinkling Eiffel Tower and walk along the banks of the Seine to admire the waterfront in the romantic evening hours.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Paris Highlights: Half Day Private Walking Tour

Experience the allure of Paris with just your family and friends on this private 3-hour walking tour. Receive a great overview of the city’s highlight attractions, including the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde and landmarks along the Seine River. Admire the glitz of Champs-Élysées, bite into a macaron at Ladurée and learn about the city’s history and architecture from your personalized guide. While at the Louvre, don’t forget to take a photo of your hand on top of the pyramid!
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Tour of Paris in electric scooter

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.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Paris Day Trip from Disneyland Paris Including Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

With a Paris day trip from Disneyland® Paris, you don't have to make the impossible choice between theme park fun and sightseeing in one of the world's great cities. Venture into the French capital from the countryside via air-conditioned coach and then see the highlights of Paris during a hop-on hop-off bus tour. See the Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, the Champs-Elysées and the iconic Eiffel Tower. Get a greater understanding of the sights you pass with the helpful audio commentary on the bus. Disembark at any of nine stops around the city to explore further and return to Disneyland® Paris by coach at the end of your day.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Night Tour of Paris in electric scooter

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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Luxury and romantic tour: Exceptional French classic car

See Paris in style with a chauffeured ride in a 1973 DS Limousine Convertible. This customizable 3-hour tour takes you to beloved Paris landmarks like the Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, Luxembourg Gardens, and more. Hop out to explore on foot if you wish. Listen as your guide shares historical context and anecdotes to enrich your sightseeing experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Paris Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Eiffel Tower

Discover the enchantment of the City of Lights on a private, full-day Paris sightseeing tour. Travel with a licensed guide through the city’s grand boulevards, romantic quarters and historic squares while getting a local’s perspective on Parisian culture and history. See the most famous monuments like the Arc de Triomphe, Opera Garnier, Notre-Dame, Grand Palais and Bastille Square, stopping to explore on foot and take plenty of photos. For a grand finale, visit the most iconic landmark of all with skip-the-line access to the Eiffel Tower.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tour: Paris City Sightseeing and Seine River Cruise with Lunch at the Eiffel Tower

Spend a day in Paris on a private sightseeing tour that includes lunch at the Eiffel Tower and a cruise on the Seine River. With a private guide, you’ll see famous city landmarks like Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe. Have lunch on the Eiffel Tower’s first level, and then head to the Montmartre district for free time to explore its hillside streets and visit Basilique du Sacré-Coeur. Finally, take a riverboat ride on the Seine to admire the elegant architecture of Paris from the water.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Paris Segway Night Tour

See Paris lit up at night on a Segway tour that takes place after dark. You'll follow a guide around the City of Light to discover how beautiful its attractions are when they are fully illuminated, from the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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One Hour Seine River Cruise and Moulin Rouge Show

A sightseeing cruise along the Seine River and a show at the Moulin Rouge are two quintessential Paris experiences, and this 5-hour evening tour combines both. Cruise past Paris icons such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre Museum; then sip champagne as you enjoy a spectacular cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge. Hotel drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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