Le Grand Palais des Glaces – a giant ice rink at the Grand Palais, 13th December 2019 – 8th January 2020

Le Grand Palais des Glaces is apparently the biggest temporary indoor ice skating rink in the world – 2.700m² – and it’s back for its fifth edition at the Grand Palais, an unforgettable experience, but not necessarily a cheap one…

Le Grand Palais des Glaces - a giant ice rink at the Grand Palais, 13th December 2019 - 8th January 2020
photo: Didier Lefevre / Groupe Ludéric

The Grand Palais is the perfect venue for a giant indoor ice skating rink. For the Grand Palais des Glaces, it’s open all day from 10am until 2am (but closed for an hour from 1-2pm and 7-8pm).

There’s a ‘restaurant’ (called Café Jules) where you order waffles, crepes, and hot-dogs, and for younger kids there’s a separate, small, protected ice rink, so the whole family can have fun.

During the day, the venue is full of natural light thanks to the huge glass ceiling, and starting 8pm there’s a DJ to give the place a nightclub vibe.

Le Grand Palais des Glaces - a giant ice rink at the Grand Palais, 13th December 2019 - 8th January 2020
photo: Didier Lefevre / Groupe Ludéric

Of course, it’s only logical that such an exceptional is exceptionally priced.

The adult entrance price for the morning session is now 20€, a 17% rise since last year. It’s only valid until 1pm, and applies to anyone over 12 years old. If you’re a couple with kids aged 13 and 15, you’ll be paying 80€ to get in. If you arrive at 2pm, it’s going to cost you 100€ 😲

Le Grand Palais des Glaces - a giant ice rink at the Grand Palais, 13th December 2019 - 8th January 2020
photo: Didier Lefevre / Groupe Ludéric

For the evening session, the ‘good’ news is that the price hasn’t changed – it’s 29€ for everyone, including kids 😳 and if you want to bring your own skates rather than use the one provided by the organisers, you can, but the price is the same.

If last year’s crowds are anything to go by, the event will be a huge success regardless of the price. Perhaps you’ll consider going down…

The Grand Palais des Glaces is at the Grand Palais (here) from 13th December 2019 – 8th January 2020

Opening hours can change slightly day-to-day, but are generally 10am-1pm, 2pm-7pm and 8pm-2am. Complete list here

Admission: morning 20€ / 12€ – afternoon 25€ / 12€ – evening 29€

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