Palais de Chaillot, Paris

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For the Exposition Internationale of 1937, the old Palais du Trocadéro (built about 50 years earlier) was demolished and replaced by Palais de Chaillot. Quotations by Paul Valéry decorate the building, alongside sculptural groups on the attic level by Raymond Delamarre, Carlo Sarrabezolles, and Alfred Bottiau. Admire the eight gilded figures sitting on the Rights of Man terrace, attributed to the sculptors Alexandre Descatoire, Marcel Gimond, Jean Paris dit Pryas, Paul Cornet, Lucien Brasseur, Robert Couturier, Paul Niclausse, and Félix-Alexandre Desruelles. This building houses Musée National de la Marine (naval museum), Musée de l'Homme (ethnology), and Musée National des Monuments Français. It's also famous for hosting the United Nations General Assembly that adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948. For Palais de Chaillot and beyond, use our Paris trip itinerary site to get the most from your Paris vacation.
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  • The building is beautiful, huge and houses 3 museums, only visited the Museum of architecture, and I can assure that it's worth too, my surprise was to see that very few tourists visit this Museum, is very enlightening and you can spend several hours touring the halls of display and have incredible views of the Eiffel Tower, highly recommended.
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  • The construction of the Palace in force strict classicism was timed to the opening of the world exhibition 1937 g. Now in its building houses numerous museums. In the South Wing is the Maritime Museum, where exhibits on shipbuilding and naval history. In the North Wing of the Museum of architecture and sculpture, which displays replicas of historic buildings and monuments of France since the middle ages.
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  • Close the Mars field Palace squad from the North. Two wings were built in the last century. Now all buildings used for hosting exhibitions of the Museum. In front of the Palace there is a small garden with fountains. It's nice to rest with water, with a view of the Eiffel Tower.
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  • My mother had a picture moment magical reaction once we turned that one corner off the streets into the Palais de Chaillot & presto! There she was this amazing structure in front of us. Best discovery of the lovely Tower if you wish to surprise someone dear. Magnifique experience!
  • Incredible place to visit. More if you are in Paris or arounds. If you are in the place, dont hesitate and visit it.
  • I like the view from this point of the city to take pictures of the Eiffel tower. You can have a coffee across the street to enjoy more the moment.
  • Beautiful and iconic views of the Eiffel Tower, get off at the Trocadéro metro station and walk across the Pont d'léna to get to the Eiffel Tower.
  • It can be called A very nice architecture at Trocadero. Best view of the Eiffel. It could also a place to hold group...

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