The Paris we know today has highly be influenced by the several world exhibitions of the end of the XIXth century and the beginning of the XXth century. Several impressive monuments and buildings with revolutionary architectures were designed to impress visitors coming from each part of the world.
The Grand palais which is facing the Petit Palais, is located between the Champs Elysees and the Alexandre III bridge. It is a huge building composed of fancy balconies and an amazing canopy which is really unique in its design and beauty. The Grand Palais was one of the masterpieces of the world exhibition of 1900, and was used since that time as a large hall for various exhibitions.
Today, the Grand Palais welcomes luxury shows, art exhibitions, festivals, concerts, sports competitions and even a yearly funfair!
For this yearly funfair, a grand wheel is mounted under the canopy. From the top of the grand wheel and at the end of the afternoon, you will have one of the most insolit view of Paris: a s unset though the canopy and a view on the Eiffel Tower, the Invalides, the nearby avenues and the Seine river.