Exhibition - Pompeii
Imagine a volcano and a city at its feet, engulfed in lava and frozen in time… There’s no doubt about it, you’re bound to be thinking of Pompei, so much does the Roman city and its history continue to fascinate people – and not just archaeologists and specialists – even today.
The Grand Palais is offering you the chance to step back in time and explore this unique city, both during its golden days and the tragedy of its destruction, with a never-before-seen immersive digital experience combining ultra-high-definition 360° projections, 3D reconstructions, and audio.
The exhibition also showcases the archaeological digs carried out in the maze of the beautiful sleeping city, from the very first excavation to the most recent digs which – among other things – have enabled us to correct the estimated date of the eruption. A portrait of a woman, animal murals, pictures of a goddess, arts and crafts items, exceptional mosaics, human skeletons and more are revealed to visitors during this brand-new, spectacular and impressive experience.
How to get there
- VIP Lounge, entrance square Jean Perrin
- Opening days and times
- Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 8pm.
- Wednesday from 10am to 10pm.
- Weekly closing on Tuesday
- Closed on May 1st.
- As part of the European Museum Night, the exhibition will be open and free of charge from 8 pm on Saturday 16 May 2020 (admission until midnight - closing at 1 am).
Tickets and rates
- Reservation required for children under 16 years old (1€ handling fee)
- Make way for the young! Free for young people aged 16 to 25 inclusive, without ticket or reservation, on Wednesdays 1 April, 6 May, 3 June from 12.00 noon.
- Free of charge (upon proof of age):
Under 16 years old (+ 1€)
Civilian disabled (with an attendant)
War maimed (with one accompanying person per person)
Beneficiaries of the RSA, the ASS, the minimum old-age allowance
- For visitors benefiting from a reduced rate, proof of the reduction must be presented at the entrance to the exhibition.
- Entrance at 1⁄2 hour following the reserved time.
- In application of the Vigipirate Plan "Enhanced security - risk of attack", access to the Grand Palais is prohibited to all suitcases, travel bags and backpacks larger than A3 42x30x20cm. The Grand Palais Security Department may be required to take any measures it deems necessary without prior notice.
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