Location pre-spotted by Film France network
62002
updated: 11/18/2005
Grand Palais - Auditorium
75008 Paris
France
Contact the commission

Ile-de-France Film Commission

| +33 (0)1 75 62 58 07

62002
Grand Palais - Auditorium
75008 Paris
France
Contact the commission

Ile-de-France Film Commission

| +33 (0)1 75 62 58 07

Credits: Commission du Film IDF
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Credits: Commission du Film IDF
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Credits: Commission du Film IDF
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Credits: Commission du Film IDF
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Credits: Commission du Film IDF
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Location type
Categories
Cultural buidling
Cultural site
Lecture room
Amphitheater
Cultural edifice
Art complex
Auditorium
Environment
City,
Riverside
General presentation
Location Condition Type
Well maintained
Location History
Built in 1897-1900 for the Universal Exhibition in Paris, the Grand Palais was originally, as the inscription on the fronton proclaims, a monument raised by the Republic to the glory of French art. In 1964, André Malraux, then the Minister of Culture, asked Reynolds Arnould to convert part of the palace into galleries for holding temporary international exhibitions. The first show, on art of black African countries, was held from June to August 1966.

The Galleries are attached to the Ministry of Culture, under the responsibility of the French Museums Department. Since 1966, they have hosted over 250 exhibitions, most of them organised by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, and are now established as France’s most important venue for international exhibitions and one of the most important in the world.