THE TEMPORARY GRAND PALAIS
A NEW PAGE IS BEING TURNED IN THE HISTORY OF THE GRAND PALAIS
The famous building closes its doors at the end of 2020 for large-scale renovation work. This is a major event in the history of the monument, as it has never before been renovated in its entirety. Initially built for the 1900 Universal Exhibition by architects Henri Deglane, Louis Louvet, Albert Thomas & Charles Girault, its exceptionally large glass silhouette seduced Parisians and became a permanent part of the capital's landscape: with a total surface area of 72,000 square metres, it has the largest glass roof in Europe and contains more than 6,000 tonnes of steel, almost as much iron as was needed to build the Eiffel Tower!
Classified as a historical monument since 2000, the Grand Palais has become a true Parisian institution in the last century and hosts the capital's major official artistic events every year. An emblematic symbol of France's cultural heritage, that each year welcomes more than 2 million visitors from all over the world.
THE CHAMPS DE MARS, OUR NEW MEETING PLACE
To keep hosting these great art, fashion and sports events, the city of Paris has decided to build a Temporary Grand Palais in the heart of the city, between the Iron Lady and the Military School. It is therefore in a unique and spectacular setting that the next editions of the Saut Hermès, the FIAC, and other greats exhibitions, will take place ; But also some of the disciplines, such as wrestling and judo, from the much-anticipated 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Don't miss it on your next stay at one of the Inwood Hotels! Hotel La Bourdonnais, Le Tourville, Le Walt & Le Marquis offer you the comfort of staying close to the Champs de Mars and you can walk to the site in just a few minutes. Traveller, Painter, Dandy or Writer...each Inwood hotel pays tribute to an Art de vivre, choose the one that suits you, and let us take care of everything!
Photo credits: © Wilmotte & Associés Architectes