This temporary 10,000 m2 building, designed by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte and built by the compagny GL Events will host emblematic cultural events while the Grand Palais is closed for renovation. The Grand Palais was built in three years for the 1900 Universal Exhibition in a strategic location in the capital: the "Republican axis", the last major urban breakthrought in Paris, allowing rapid passage from the Invalides to the Champs-Élysées district via the new Alexander III bridge. Throughout the 20th century, the Grand Palais was a major venue for artistic meetings and events dedicated to innovation and modernity, such as the famous Salons de l'automobile or Salons de l'aviation. Classified as a historic monument in its entirety in November 2000, the building has been a public institution since 2007. Since March 2021, it has been undergoing renovation work in order to be able to host the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024.
Until then, come and visit the Grand Palais Éphémère on the Champ-de-Mars. In order for Paris to maintain its place as the capital of art and culture, to conserve the success and durability of the prestigious events which usually take place in the Grand Palais, the « Grand Palais Ephémère » has been designed to fit harmoniously into its remarkable surroundings, with a construction in line with contemporary environmental objectives and a perfect urban and landscape integration.
Optimal conditions to welcome exhibitors and visitors.
Let's meet next September
and watch a 3D animation below!