Palais de Chaillot, Paris

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#30 of 129 in Museums in Paris
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. Plan to see Palais de Chaillot and other attractions that appeal to you using our Paris holiday planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    I was in the Museum of architecture and not expecting a so didactic proposal in the field of architectural styles. On the other hand, I fully agree with the opinion that precedes me: you can remove them with the best photos of the Tour Eiffel, with a panoramic perspective and without the burden of the pubic. You can also take photos from different angles, especially by the green of the gardens.
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  • August 10, 2017
    It is through daily many times watching Eiffel Tower Eiffel Tower and Champ de Mars side in Niles, Eiffel Tower from the Chaillot Palace is also gorgeous. Always crowded with tourists. Water bottles, key chains, you don't need so many touts selling umbrellas when you cancel once and. Is sold in a distinctive tone is kind of interesting.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Located in the sector of Trocadéro, opposite the Eiffel Tower, this neclasico Palace houses three museums (the man, the Navy and architecture) and surrounding the Aquarium is located. The Palace is divided into two equal wings and in the middle of them Eiffel is the place in the sector of Trocadero in which the best photos of the tower are accomplished. Unfortunately and despite having been two weeks visiting Paris could not go to museums, since we even visited the Louvre, d'Orsay and L'orangerie museums and only these should be enough time.
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  • August 10, 2017
    It can be called A very nice architecture at Trocadero. Best view of the Eiffel. It could also a place to hold group...
  • July 28, 2017
    Easy to reach by metro. And amazing veiw in the night
  • September 8, 2017
    Great place to see the elaborately trimmed French garden & Eiffel Tower as background
  • June 28, 2017
    Incredible place, very close to the Eiffel tower. The perfect visit to the Eiffel tower starts there.
  • July 2, 2017
    A complimenting structure to spread a red (green!) carpet for a great monument

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