The basement of what used to be a slightly dingy arcade of shops has been transformed into a huge record and DVD store by the oldest and biggest multimedia chain in France: FNAC (which stands for "Fédération nationale d'achats", although no-one would know).
You'll find a large selection of CDs, video games DVDs and Blu-ray here as well as some vinyl - currently making a comeback - and hi-tech goods.
It may not be as large as their other stores in Les Halles or Montparnasse (or the four others in Paris), but most music/movie lovers will find what they need here, and usually a little cheaper than the nearby Virgin Megastore.
The Grand Palais will be hosting the modern and contemporary art fair better known as “Artparis” this April...
On this occasion, it will showcase the work of a hundred of the most vibrant French and foreign galleries that appear to be particularly representative of the international modern and contemporary art market.
Retaining its modern-contemporary slant, this significant Parisian art event offers a comprehensive overview of modern art from the 1900s onwards while also featuring a wide range of works by major contemporary artists, French or resident in France, and up-and-coming young artists representing the current French art scene.
“Artparis” brings together about a hundred French and foreign galleries from 14 countries under the glass roof of the Grand Palais over a five-day period.
For this edition, artparis will present a thematic exhibition, specifically dedicated to China Contemporary arts.
3 avenue du Général Eisenhower 75008 Paris
Metro: Line 1 or 9 : Champs Elysees Clemenceau of Franklin D. Roosevelt.