Dôme de Paris

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Coordinates: 48°49′57″N 2°17′10″E / 48.83250°N 2.28611°E / 48.83250; 2.28611

Dôme de Paris
Palais des Sports de Paris.jpg
Exterior view of venue (c.2008)
Full nameDôme de Paris—Palais des Sports
Former namesPalais des Sports (1960-2015)
Address34 Boulevard Victor
75015 Paris, France
Location15th arrondissement
OwnerSociété d'exploitation du palais des sports
Capacity4,600
Construction
Broke ground1959
Opened1960
Renovated1975, 2002
Architect
General contractorEiffel
Website
Venue Website

The Dôme de Paris (originally the Palais des Sports) is an indoor arena located in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, France. The closest métro station is Porte de Versailles.

Background[edit]

The venue was built in 1959 to replace the old Vel’ d’Hiv at the Porte de Versailles. With a capacity of 4,600 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, it has presented shows and concerts, such as Dalida, Johnny Hallyday, Sylvie Vartan, the Harlem Globetrotters, and Holiday on Ice in addition to events such as boxing matches.

Over the years, people from all over the world have come to the Palais des Sports to see music hall and sports legends, dancers, ice skaters, circus shows, musical shows (Les Dix Commandements, Le Roi Soleil) and other shows such as ones directed by Robert Hossein, a pioneer in big French shows.