This is the biggest exhibition space in Paris, and the seventh biggest in Europe, with 220,000 m² available over eight halls and over 6 million annual visitors.
It is also the site for the projected new 'Triangle' building, the first Parisian skyscraper to rise above the habitual 37-metre limits for decades.
Getting to the Porte de Versailles exhibition park has been made easier in the last few years with the addition of a tramway line (the metro alreday stops there) and a second is due to open in the next few years.
Its location on the south-western outskirts of Paris also makes access to Orly airport simple.
photo by François @ Edito.qc.ca (http://www.flickr.com/photos/francois/) used under cc licence
Metro 12 (and Tramway line T3) :
Porte de Versailles
Bus 39, 80
from the 2017-09-21 until the 2018-01-29
at the Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris
Thanks to his creativity in producing some of the best fashion and still life photography, the American photographer Irving Penn (1917-2009) succeeded to make a name for himself throughout the world at a very early stage of his career.
His works were on so many occasions featured in Vogue magazine and also used for advertisement for renowned clients such as Clinique and Issey Miyake.
Until January 29th, 2018, the Galeries nationales of the Grand Palais will be presenting, in partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, a grand exhibition of Penn’s most wonderful and interesting photographs to celebrate the centennial of his birth. It holds a remarkable selection of his works that retraces his career, life, and passions.
Simplicity and elegance, two of the major characteristics of the artist’s style are shown to the audiences at the museum through more than 235 photographic prints, amazing drawings, and paintings.
Nudes, beauty, still life, cigarettes, fashion, and debris, all of these different genres are highlighted in the exhibition. So, don't miss it!
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris, France