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 didn't have to run for the tower, because the whole one was built with a box. Photo The picture is very understanding, it's better not to wave the leg force up
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  • An escape to air conditioning resulted in a very interesting visit here since the Architects Furniture Exhibit was happening at the time (29 May - 30 Sept). The museum did an outstanding job of exhibi...  more »
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