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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  • on one side (left) the theatres and venues, the other Museum of the marine.et in the Center a fairytale on Paris.attention for sellers view to the hawkers who sell junk!
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  • Take a look at the pretty but the Eiffel Tower where you can see the Eiffel Tower and hotspot. I'm just the Shah's Palace. The Eiffel Tower is located in the optimal viewing height of the Shah visited the Paris people's Palace I picture spot. It's understandable the Eiffel Tower in the background, you're going to look at a shot of life can be seen. You, too, the Eiffel Tower in the background, you can see a shot of life would leave?
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  • This impressive and mammoth semi circular building is in The Trocadero. Across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower is the gardens of the Trocadero leading up to the Palais de Chailott. This massive buildi...  more »
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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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