Grand and Petit Palais National Galleries
Le Grand Palais situated in the famous Champs Elysées neighborhood only minutes away, roughly 35 feet from The Hotel Relais Saint Charles is one of Paris’ emblematic monuments. It attracts each year more than 2 million visitors.
Its voluminous space, magnificent metallic framework glass atrium is home each year to the largest contemporary exhibits such as the FIAC, Paris Photo, fashion shows during Fashion week, and the Saut Hermès.
The exhibit and event programming is a mélange of many cultural art forms and expressions: the beaux-arts, fashion, photography, music, dance, film, theater, and sports.
The Grand and Petit Palais as well as the Alexandre III Bridge were constructed for the Universal Exposition in 1900.
This monument was classified as a historic monument in 2000.
GRAND PALAIS, GALERIES NATIONALES
3, avenue du Général Eisenhower
Opening hours: 10h-20h – Late Night Hours: Wednesday: 22h
Entry with prior reservation from 10h to 13h.
Entry without prior reservation starts from 13h.
Entry fees vary depending upon exhibits
The Petit Palais is equally situated at roughly 35 feet from the Hotel Relais Saint Charles. Opposite the Grand Palais it was conceived architecturally in the form of a trapezoid and is organized in four supporting buildings encircling a semi-circular garden bordered with an ornate colonnade. More than twenty years were needed to complete this edifice. The Petit Palais presents a permanent Beaux-Arts collection, spanning from Antiquity to the dawn of twentieth century. One can admire fine art object, paintings, sculpture, and tapestries.
Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris
Avenue Winston Churchill
Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10h to 18h.
Night hours : Thursdays until 20h for temporary exhibits.
Closed on Mondays and holidays.
Metro subway: lines 1, 9, 13 / Stations: Franklin-D. -Roosevelt, Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau
RER trains: lines C / Stations: Invalides
Buses: lines 28, 42, 52, 63, 72, 73, 80, 83, 93