Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais

3, avenue du General-Eisenhower. (Open Map)


A Century old museum focusing on French art

The Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais is one of Paris’ most popular venues because of its very distinctive architectural construction. It was built over 100 years ago when Paris was host to the World’s Fair. Today this museum serves mainly as an art gallery to French contemporary art.

The glass dome of the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais is part of what makes this venue so noticeable. In 1993, one of the glass tiles fell and the building underwent ten years worth of renovations and it reopened in its entirety in 2007. Other than French art, this great building hosts many temporary exhibitions many of which are related to science and natural history.