Dôme de Paris
Exterior view of venue (c.2008)
|Full name||Dôme de Paris—Palais des Sports|
|Former names||Palais des Sports (1960-2015)|
|Address||34 Boulevard Victor|
75015 Paris, France
|Owner||Société d'exploitation du palais des sports|
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.
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.
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