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The Palais de Chaillot: photos, description (Palais de Chaillot)

The Palais de Chaillot is relatively young - it was built in 1937 next to the Paris world exhibition. Built on the site of the former Trocadero Palace, which also hosted the world exhibition of 1878. And if the trocadéro with its Moorish-Byzantine style symbolizing the nineteenth century, neoclassical, constructivist style Chaillot reflect the already harsh developments of the XX century.

The Palace got the name of the hill on the banks of the Seine, on which he stands. This is a very lucrative place: the square in front of Chaillot has an incredible view of the Eiffel tower. No less a beautiful view on the Palace opens from height of the lookout tower. From here you can appreciate the enormity of Chaillot, the purity and Majesty of its lines.

At first, Chaillot wasn't planning on this: a thought just to give the Louvre a more contemporary look. But architects Carlu, Boileau and Azem proposed to demolish the main hall and the tower of the old Palace, to uncover the long term, leading to the Eiffel tower. Appeared the space was turned into a square with walkways and fountains - it giant arcs consist of two symmetrical wings of the Palace. Right in the hill placed théâtre national de Chaillot (a century later it will give a concert of Vladimir Vysotsky).

The building is richly decorated with sculptures in the classical style. In the evening it is beautifully illuminated.

The Palais de Chaillot houses several museums. Museum of French monumental art, where you can get acquainted with the overview of the architecture of France from the twelfth century to the present day. In the National Maritime Museum houses many ship models, navigation instruments, original works of sea life, from the XVII century. The Museum tells about the origin of mankind, it exhibits a rare archaeological finds.

At the foot of the Chaillot, on the site of former quarries, is a public aquarium CineAqua is a powerful magnet for children. He is among the most modern aquariums in the world. Is regularly arranged underwater view. Visitors can walk through the underwater corridors, being surrounded by marine life.