Le Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées

Le Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées

The Grand Palais was originally built for the 1900 Universal Exposition and one of the last great halls built with the giant steel and glass roof necessary at the time to let in light before electricity really caught on. We were on our way somewhere else unfortunately and didn't have time to check it out inside – or the Petit Palais across the street. Since I could spend an entire week only in the Louvre and we only had one week total in Paris, we had to pick and chose our spots carefully. Amazingly, the Grand Palais was built because Paris needed another art venue as the Louvre had become to small to house the incredible amount of art that Paris, and France for that matter, holds. An important venue for art shows that brought early attention to Fauvist and Cubist works, it's definitely worth a look.

There's always next time.

Since it sits in the 8th arrondissement, you certainly don't have to go out of your way to get there as most of the really famous Paris attractions are there. Both Palais sit on a large block between the Champs-Élysées and the Seine. Speaking of places that I could easily spend an entire week...

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Le Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées

Le Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées

The Grand Palais was originally built for the 1900 Universal Exposition and one of the last great halls built with the giant steel and glass roof necessary at the time to let in light before electricity really caught on. We were on our way somewhere else unfortunately and didn't have time to check it out inside – or the Petit Palais across the street. Since I could spend an entire week only in the Louvre and we only had one week total in Paris, we had to pick and chose our spots carefully. Amazingly, the Grand Palais was built because Paris needed another art venue as the Louvre had become to small to house the incredible amount of art that Paris, and France for that matter, holds. An important venue for art shows that brought early attention to Fauvist and Cubist works, it's definitely worth a look.

There's always next time.

Since it sits in the 8th arrondissement, you certainly don't have to go out of your way to get there as most of the really famous Paris attractions are there. Both Palais sit on a large block between the Champs-Élysées and the Seine. Speaking of places that I could easily spend an entire week...

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Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 220
Views: 2955
Taken: 2009-05-31 12:43:26
Posted: 2011-06-07 | 06:39