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This photo shows the Pont Alexandre III bridge with the Grand Palais roof on the left

Pont Alexandre III With The Grand Palais


This is a photo we took looking towards the Pont Alexandre III bridge over the River Seine, with the impressive glass and steel roof of the Grand Palais looming up into the sky, and in fact, this is the largest iron and glass roof structure of its kind in the world in an art nouveau type of style, with its construction being overseen by the French architect Charles Girault, who also designed the Petit Palais, which is located on the opposite side of the Avenue Winston Churchill, and all three of these historical monuments in Paris were constructed at the same time.

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HD Photo of column on the Pont Alexandre III bridge with the Grand Palais behind

Pont Alexandre III With The Grand Palais


We took this photo of one of the four ornate columns that adorn the Pont Alexandre III bridge with their gilded statues, and behind you can see one of the copper quadrigra statues on the front facade of the Grand Palais, along with the impressive glass and steel dome roof, which is the largest of its kind in the world with approximately 15,000 metres squared of glass, and it is under here and within the dome section that there is a vast exhibition area that has played host to numerous different events over the years since it was first constructed.

More details on the Grand Palais

  -  History Of The Grand Palais


Close up photo of the quadriga called Harmony Triumphing Over Discord on the Grand Palais roof

Harmony Triumphing Over Discord


You can find two copper sculptures at either end of the Grand Palais on the corners of the front facade, which are known as quadrigas, and these were produced by the sculptor Georges Recipon, the first being called Immortality Outstripping Time that is on the Champs Elysees side, and the other quadriga that you can see in this close up photo is called Harmony Triumphing Over Discord that faces the River Seine side, yet these beautiful statues are often just referred to as the Galloping Horses.

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  -  Palais de la Decouverte Science Museum


Photograph showing the front of the Grand Palais with its main entrance

Front Of The Grand Palais And Entrance


This is a photo of the Grand Palais that we took from the Avenue Winston Churchill side showing just a part of the facade of this impressive building that was constructed for the 1900 World Fair in Paris, and if you look carefully between the columns of the colonnade, you will see a mosaic freize that was produced by Louis Edouard Fournier to depict a timeline through art history, which is incredibly over 70 metres long and was fully restored to its former glory between the years 2005 and 2008.

More details on the Grand Palais

  -  MiniPalais Restaurant


Picture showing the stone statues on the Grand Palais that are known as Peace

Statues Called Peace On The Grand Palais


Here you can see a photo of a stone statue group on the Grand Palais that is known as Peace, and having been restored to its former glory, just like all the other statues and sculptures on this palace which were produced by numerous different artists, you can really get to see the fine details again, especially against the backdrop of a blue sky on a nice day.


Close up photo of the statues called Peace located on the Grand Palais above the main entrance

The Grand Palais Statues Called Peace


We took this close up photo of some statues on the Grand Palais and this particular group of stone statues is known as Peace, which is located to the right hand side of the main entrance to this palace that is home to a science museum and fine art collection, along with numerous different exhibitions that are organised every year like show jumping, dance, roller skating, haute couture fashion shows, etc, which is still the same purpose the building was designed for when it first opened to the public back in the year 1900.


Photo of statues that sit to the right hand side of the main entrance at the Grand Palais

Statues Next To Entrance At The Grand Palais


Incredibly there were around fifty different artists commissioned to produce the numerous different statues, sculptures and friezes that can be found on the Grand Palais, and this is a close up HD photo we took of one of the stone statues which decorate the front facade of this impressive historical monument that only took three years to construct ready for the 1900 World Fair in Paris.


Photograph of the columns and statues on the right hand side colonnade at the Grand Palais

Columns And Statues At The Grand Palais


This image shows some of the columns for the colonnade that are located on either side of the main entrance of the Grand Palais, and in between these are different stone statues, plus at the top of this photo you can see a part of the mosaic freize, which is over 70 metres long and was designed by Louis Edouard Fournier to depict a timeline through the history of art, yet there is also another mosaic on the opposite side of the building by the Palais de la Decouverte entrance that was produced by Louis Blanc.


Picture showing a side view of the copper sculpture called Harmony Triumphing Over Discord at the Grand Palais

Harmony Triumphing Over Discord At The Grand Palais


At either end of the Grand Palais approximately 30 metres up there are two sculpture groups known as quadrigas, which were designed by Georges Recipon who also worked on the Pont Alexandre III bridge as well, and this particular quadriga is a copper sculpture group called Harmony Triumphing Over Discord that is located on the River Seine side of this impressive building, yet for those of you who were in Paris between mid 2001 and 2004, you would not have seen these, as they were taken down and fully restored before being put back in place for the next generations to admire.


High definition photo of sculptures on the Grand Palais

Sculptures On The Grand Palais


After the success of the 1889 Universal Exhibition when the Eiffel Tower was constructed, the city of Paris wanted to do something just as exceptional for the 1900 World Fair, as it is also known, and after a major competition it was decided that a large elegant palace would be constructed, and this is a photo we took showing just part of the Grand Palais where over 50 different sculptors and artists were commissioned to work on the numerous stone statues and groups like those that you can see in this image.


Picture of stone statue group above the main entrance of the Grand Palais

Stone Staues Over Main Entrance Of Grand Palais


On a lovely day with not a cloud in site, we took this photo of a stone statue group on the Grand Palais, which is actually located to the left of the entrance on the Avenue Winston Churchill side opposite the Petit Palais, and having been restored to their former glory, the sun really does bring out the ornate details of the front facade of this building, which has been classified as an historical monument in Paris.


Photo of main entrance at the Grand Palais

Main Entrance Of The Grand Palais


Here you can see a photo of the Grand Palais main entrance that we took from across the street by the Petit Palais on a lovely sunny day, which shows the impressive architecture of the front facade with its ornate columns and the intricate stone statues, not forgetting the French flag flying proudly in the light breeze on the top of the glass and steel dome of this impressive palace.





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More information on the Grand Palais


  -  The Grand Palais in Paris
  -  History of the Grand Palais
  -  Palais de la Decouverte Science Museum in Paris
  -  History of the Palais de la Decouverte
  -  MiniPalais Restaurant

Address and Contact Details

Grand Palais
Nave
Avenue Winston-Churchill
75008
Paris
Ile de France
France

Grand Palais
Galeries Nationales
Place Jean Perrin
3 Avenue du General-Eisenhower
75008
Paris
Ile de France
France

Tel: +33 (0) 1 44 13 17 17


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HD photos of the Grand Palais in Paris - Page 1



When on a Paris holiday you will no doubt visit some of the tourist attractions, and one such attraction we visited was the Grand Palais, which has some very impressive architecture and statues on top of this building as you will see from these HD photos we took.


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