Palais de Chaillot, Paris

4.5
#34 of 179 in Museums in Paris
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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  • We visited to view the Exhibition of Otto Wagner. Master of Viennese Art Nouveau which was very interesting. We then stayed to view the Gothic Architecture which was extensive. We then viewed the...  more »
  • We reached the Palais de Chaillot at end of Trocadero Gardens. We saw the Marine Museum on left and Art Muaeum on the right.  more »
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  • There’s no better proof you came to Paris than taking a picture with the Eiffel Tower in the background. This is one of the best photo stops to do just that. No wonder many models and their photo crew converge to this spot to engage in brilliant photo shoots. And the accessibility of the location is great, use the Green Metro Line to get here!
  • Great place packed with tourist taking photos overlooking the fountains & gardens and the Eiffel Tower. Go down the steps the gardens are gorgeous with displays of fountains jetting high and closer to side there's finer jets spraying in the air cooling you down as you walk passed on hot day's.

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