Palais de Chaillot, Paris

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#34 of 185 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. For Palais de Chaillot and beyond, use our Paris trip itinerary site to get the most from your Paris vacation.
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  • As for me, so when looking from the side definitely lacks that very disassembled vertical house in the center of the palace Trocadéro, which became the basis of a modern building. From the Eiffel Tower the palace and the castle does not look. Two separate galleries and everything! But as part of the complex and the park is definitely good!
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  • From a distance, it seems that the palace has two huge wings covering the square. This is one of the best architectural collections of the city. If you stand between the side buildings of the palace, the Eiffel Tower will be visible in the best perspective. There are museums inside the palace, but they have not aroused much interest in us.
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