FIAC will take place in the Grand Palais until 2020 included, before to move to the Grand Palais Ephémère (Champ-de-Mars, Paris) for its 2021 and 2022 editions. In 2023, should the Grand Palais not be ready to house FIAC in the best possible conditions, FIAC would again take place in the Grand Palais Éphémère. FIAC will return definitively to the Grand Palais in 2024.
The plan to install a temporary Grand Palais on the Champ-de-Mars between 2021 and 2024 was approved by the Council of Paris on July 2nd, 2018. Due to renovation works in the Grand Palais from 2021 to 2024, this temporary facility will house the major art, fashion and sporting events traditionally held in the Nave, among them FIAC.
Located on the Plateau Joffre on the Champ-de-Mars, the Grand Palais Ephémère will intrinsically reflect the history of this site, in direct continuity with the role it fulfilled during the great World Exhibitions of the 19th and early 20th centuries. It was designed by the firm Wilmotte & Associés who payed much attention to the aesthetics and architectural features of the temporary building, enabling it to blend harmoniously into the surroundings of the Champ-de-Mars, while ensuring its exemplarity in terms of sobriety and sustainable development.
With the Grand Palais Ephémère, the ambition of the Rmn – Grand Palais and Paris 2024 (2024 Olympic Games in Paris) is to propose a model that is exemplary in terms of simplicity and environmental responsibility, and emblematic of the cultural, environmental and sporting aspirations of our time. Its architecture and design, together with the international events it will host, combine to express this ambition.