Grand Palais Olympic Venue

Olympic Games

Fencing
Taekwondo

Paralympic Games

Wheelchair Fencing
Para Taekwondo

Capacity
8000

The Grand Palais on the Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement of Paris is an iconic monument and a real jewel in the capital’s crown. An elegant bridge – Pont Alexandre III – links the Grand Palais to the Esplanade des Invalides (where the Olympic and Paralympic archery events will take place, on the left bank of the Seine).
The Grand Palais was designed by a group of architects for the 1900 Paris Exposition, with the Olympic Games taking place in the capital the same year. The building was built in the style of Beaux-Arts architecture using the most advanced techniques of the time. The nave alone contains 6,000 tons of steel.

The Grand Palais has been extensively restored over the years to modernise its infrastructure and ensure it retains its architectural splendour. The latest work – the most extensive to date
– will be carried out from 2021 to 2023. With two million visitors attending a total of over 40 events each year in the 77,000 m2 exhibition hall, the venue can accommodate a range of events, including exhibitions, fashion shows, corporate galas and sports competitions
like the memorable 2010 World Fencing Championships.

Practical Info

Location
8KM from the Olympic and Paralympic Village, Paris, 8th arr.

Getting there
• Bus
• Metro lines 1, 9 and 13
• RER line C
• Vélib’ public bike stations
NEARBY GAMES VENUES
• Champs-Elysées
• Invalides
• Eiffel Tower Stadium
• Champ-de-Mars Arena

Capacity
Fencing and Taekwondo: 8,000 | Wheelchair Fencing and Para Taekwondo: 6,500

Nearby Venues
• Champs-Elysées
• Arc de Triomphe
• Place de la Concorde
• Petit Palais
• Eiffel Tower
• Pont Alexandre III
• Louvre museum
• Palais Garnier opera house

Post 2024 Legacy
The Grand Palais will continue to host cultural and sports events.

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