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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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Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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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, and the iconic Eiffel Tower as you listen to informative, English-speaking guides or audio-commentary.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Dinner & Sightseeing Cruise

Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Dinner & Sightseeing 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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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Seine River Bistro-Style Dinner & Sightseeing Cruise on board Paris en Scene

Seine River Bistro-Style Dinner & Sightseeing 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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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Paris City Sightseeing Half Day Segway Guided Tour

Paris City Sightseeing Half Day Segway Guided 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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  • 2 hours
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Paris Sightseeing Guided Bike Tour Like a Parisian with a Local Guide

Paris Sightseeing Guided Bike Tour Like a Parisian with a Local Guide

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Spin through the city streets like a local and explore the French capital in style on this 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 Grand Palais, the Orsay Museum and more, and learn of their history from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
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Bateaux Parisiens Seine River French Dinner Cruise with Live Entertainment

Bateaux Parisiens Seine River French Dinner Cruise with Live Entertainment

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Spend a romantic evening in Paris on a leisurely Seine River cruise with a 3-course dinner. Enjoy gliding down the famous river, drifting slowly past the city's illuminated monuments, as you dine on a fabulous meal of French specialties. Pass the Ile de la Cité, Place de la Concorde, the Louvre Museum, the Musée d'Orsay and of course the Eiffel Tower from the water, with live music on board to complete the experience.
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  • 3 hours
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Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Lunch & Sightseeing Cruise with Live Music

Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Lunch & Sightseeing 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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  • 2 hours
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Seine River Cruise, Paris Illuminations and Dinner on the Champs-Elysees

Seine River Cruise, Paris Illuminations and Dinner on the Champs-Elysees

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Enjoy an enchanting evening in the "City of Light" on this Paris tour that combines a Seine River cruise, coach tour, and a 3-course dinner. During a lamp-lit boat ride on the Seine, admiring famous sights like Notre-Dame and the Eiffel Tower. Then experience the city all lit up during a nighttime sightseeing tour, followed by a late dinner at a restaurant near Paris’ iconic Champs-Elysees.
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  • 4 hours
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Champagne Tasting on a Seine River Cruise

Champagne Tasting on a Seine River Cruise

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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 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.
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  • 1 hour
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Paris City Tour by Minivan, Seine River Cruise and Lunch at the Eiffel Tower

Paris City Tour by Minivan, Seine River Cruise and Lunch at the Eiffel Tower

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See the best parts of Paris during a full-day tour that includes a river cruise, lunch at the Eiffel Tower, and a minivan tour of the city’s highlights. Cruise the Seine River to see Paris from a unique angle. Enjoy an unforgettable lunch on the terrace of the world’s most famous monuments. Then see the sights of central Paris from the comfort of a minivan. This tour includes pickup and drop-off at your central Paris hotel and group size is limited to eight people to maximize personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 8 hours
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Vedettes de Paris Seine River Cruise Direct Access E-Ticket

Vedettes de Paris Seine River Cruise Direct Access E-Ticket

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Glide by the famous sights of Paris on a relaxing sightseeing cruise down the Seine River. See treasured riverside monuments including the Eiffel Tower, Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral from aboard a comfortable riverboat. Learn about the history of passing attractions through audio commentary, and upgrade to include your choice of French-inspired aperitifs and snacks.
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  • 1 hour
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Paris Private Tour by Classic French Citroën

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, 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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  • 3 hours
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Immersive City Tour and Seine River Cruise

Immersive City Tour and Seine River Cruise

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Combine a Paris city tour with a 1-hour river cruise on the Seine for a well-rounded experience in the French capital. On the city tour, explore Paris’ elegant avenues by comfortable coach, checking off top sights such as the Arc de Triomphe, Ile de la Cité, Place de la Concorde, and, of course, the Eiffel Tower, where you’ll stop for a photo op. Then hit the waters of the Seine for a relaxing cruise past the city’s famous bridges and other historical landmarks.
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Seine River Gourmet Dinner Cruise with Paris Seine la Marina

Seine River Gourmet Dinner Cruise with Paris Seine la Marina

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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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  • 2 hours
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Private Tour: 2CV Paris City Highlights Tour

Private Tour: 2CV Paris City Highlights Tour

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Make sightseeing more memorable by seeing the highlights of Paris from the passenger seat of a vintage Citroen 2CV. Let your private guide drive you through the city in one of France's most beloved vehicles, the Deux Chevaux. See the main attractions of Paris, including the Eiffel Tower, Opera Garnier, Île de la Cité and much more. Choose from several departure options in the morning, afternoon or evening.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Paris City Sightseeing Half Day Guided Segway Tour with a Local Guide

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Paris City Sightseeing Half Day Guided Segway Tour with a Local Guide

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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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  • 3 hours
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Segway Eiffel Tour Paris

Segway Eiffel Tour Paris

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Explore the heart of Paris on a 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.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$65.85
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Romantic Dinner Cruise with Glass of Champagne

Romantic Dinner Cruise with Glass of Champagne

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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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  • 2 hours
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Seine River Cruise and Moulin Rouge Show

Seine River Cruise and Moulin Rouge Show

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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.
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  • 5 hours
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Classic Vintage Tour on Sidecar Motorcycle Ural: Best of Paris (1hour)

Classic Vintage Tour on Sidecar Motorcycle Ural: Best of Paris (1hour)

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Travelers with only a few hours in Paris have limited sightseeing options, and usually end up choosing a typical bus tour. You can get more out of a quick sightseeing excursion with this private tour experience, where your guide whisks you around Paris in a vintage motorcycle sidecar. As you explore the bustling urban metropolis, pass must-see attractions, like the Trocadéro Gardens and Grand Palais—and see it all in no time.
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  • 1 hour
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$72.40
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Paris Segway Tour with Ticket for Seine River Cruise

Paris Segway Tour with Ticket for Seine River Cruise

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Experience Paris by Segway, then enjoy a leisurely cruise along the Seine. Buzz around the streets of Paris on a self-balancing stand-up electric vehicle, following your guide to view some of the city's top attractions such as the Champs Elysses, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. Cover ground quickly as you zip and zoom along sidewalks, learning about the various sights as you go. Afterward see the 'City of Lights' from an entirely new vantage point with a boat ride along the River Seine, Paris's main commercial waterway.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Paris' Night Tour: The City of Lights

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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  • 2 hours
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Paris Segway Night Tour

Paris Segway Night Tour

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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.
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Paris Small-Group Tour : Evening Minibus Tour and Eiffel Tower with Skip-the-Line Entry

Paris Small-Group Tour : Evening Minibus Tour and Eiffel Tower with Skip-the-Line Entry

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Pair a guided tour of illuminated Paris with skip-the-line access to the Eiffel Tower for an unforgettable night of sightseeing. Wind through the City of Lights aboard a comfortable minibus and admire the lit-up Seine’s riverbanks, Place de la Concorde, the Champs Elysées, the Louvre, Ile de Cité, and Opera House. Learn about the history of Paris from a knowledgeable driver-guide. Then, enjoy quick entry into the Eiffel Tower up to the second floor and marvel at the panoramas. Round-trip transport from your Paris hotel is included.
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  • 4 hours
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