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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. Plan to see Palais de Chaillot and other attractions that appeal to you using our Paris holiday planner.
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  • A place full of tourists, a great place to take beautiful pictures with the Eiffel Tower in the background. Inside, exhibitions, cinema and theater.
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  • This is a stunning location and a classic example of art-deco architecture. The view of the Eiffel Tower is also superb. The interiors need major renovations and don't even think about going if you ca...  more »
  • It is semicircular Palace located at Trocadero, which is home to a few museums, that tourists do not enter. It is a beautiful classic building, with large statues in the central Esplanade, which made one of photos more typical of the Eiffel Tower, from the Hill, scales and source. A nice walk with many tourists and street performers... and many street vendors
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  • excellent place to take photo of Eiffel Tower as backdrop. Try not to come around noon time, during Oct the sun was from the tower direction so you wont be able to take good picture. Evening time is great for photo taking
  • If you dont want to visit the museum, still a fantastic place to admire the beauty of Eiffel Tower. A great place to take stunning pictures.
  • One more very romantic place in Paris, specially if you go there at night when the Eiffel tower shows up its lights. Even more special moment is when this last one start to blink. It's the prefect spot to admire the Eiffel tower, however this means to share the place with a lot of tourist. But never mind, you must probably will be one yourself ;)
  • Great Memories after 2 years of visit. Still wanting to go back to France as it's my favourite country of all! French people are a little bit underestimating tho... remembered our tour group was followed by 2 suspicious french women. Overall You MUST visit this place as a tourist!
  • On the way to the Eifel tower this is a great piece of architecture you pass through. There's some cool motifs and statues here, and the park is nice