Le Palais de Chaillot

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Le Palais de Chaillot is beautifully towered over by the monumental Tour Eiffel. It is located on the hill of Chaillot and was constructed by French architects Louis-Hippolyte Boileau, Jacques Carlu and Léon Azéma for the Great Exhibition of 1937. This Neo-Classical structure comprises of two independent arched wings, each measuring 195 meters (639 feet) in length, as well as four pavilions. It is adorned with sculptures and bas-reliefs from the 1930s, as well as gold inscriptions by the celebrated poet and philosopher, Paul Valéry. This building houses the Musée National de la Marine and the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine on maritime history and local architecture respectively. Visitors can explore the captivating collections and attend a concert or play at the National Theater of Chaillot. Overlooking the façade lies the splendid Jardins du Trocadéro.

Location:  1 Place du Trocadéro

Business hours:  Jan-Dec - Mo 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Jan-Dec - We 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Jan-Dec - Fr-Su 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Jan-Dec - Th 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.