About sight: Grand Palais

The Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées, commonly known as Grand Palais, was built in 1897. Today it is a cultural and exposition center with the area of about 5 000 m2, designed for artistic expositions. The facade of the building is ornated with a large Ionic colonnade. Also, there is a beautiful dome above the large auditorium of the palace.

There is a small (Petit) palace opposite the greater one. During the world's fair of 1889 there was the exposition of French art. And after that the palace was converted into a museum and granted with several private collections to create a constant exposition.

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