Type: 19th - 20th Century Art Galleries, Art Galleries, Bookstores, Boutique, Gift Stores, Jewelry Stores, Local Picks, Museum Stores
The Grand Palais is one of the most emblematic landmarks of the Parisian Capital. It was built for the Universal Expo in 1900 and has graced the city with its iconic glass rooftop ever since. Today it... Read More
The Grand Palais is one of the most emblematic landmarks of the Parisian Capital. It was built for the Universal Expo in 1900 and has graced the city with its iconic glass rooftop ever since. Today it has multi-functions, part event space - it is a Chanel favorite for their Pairis Fashion Week catwalks - and part museum. Only the biggest and grandest exhibits are mounted here, such as for Elizabeth Vigée Lebrun, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Hopper and Miro. The boutiques here offer the most unique, handcrafted gifts that are truly one-of-a-kind, or at least limited editions. It is made up of three distinct areas: La Nef, the National Galleries, and the Palais Decouverte (considered a separate musuem). Since 2000 it has been classified as an historical monument and is widely held as a neo-classic architectural masterpiece. From December to beginning January, it is an ice skating rink.
- Best Shopping: "The gift shops here feature handmade delicately crafted items from jewelry and tableware to notebooks, games and artwork for the home. The time to visit the Grand Palais and its galleries is now since It will be closing for renovation at the end of 2020 for three years, with a planned re-opening in 2023. It is easily accessible, too, just off the Champs-Elysees. At any given time of the year the vast event space (2700 square meters) hosts salons like Paris Photo, Fiac! (an art trade event), Art Paris."
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: As emblematic as the Louvre, this art museum and event monument hosts some of the capital's most sought after exhibitions and events.