The Palais des Sports was built in 1960 to replace the old Vel’ d’Hiv. at the Porte de Versailles. With a capacity of 4,500 seats, it was the largest venue in Paris. The architects and engineers created a dome with the lightest structure ever designed in the world made of 1,100 aluminium panels. Since its first season, the Palais de Sports presented shows and concerts, such as Johnny Hallyday, Sylvie Vartan, the Harlem Globetrotters, Holiday on Ice, … but also boxing matches. In years, hundreds of thousand people from all over the world has come to the Palais des Sports to applaud music hall and sports legends, dancers, ice skaters, circus shows, musical shows (Les Dix Commandements, Le Roi Soleil) and other shows as the ones directed by Robert Hossein, who has been a pioneer in big French shows. The Palais des Sports is one of the best venues in Paris and offers good acoustics and visibility wherever you are sitting.