When I return to Europe (I have to think positive here) I hope to have time to visit the Grand Palais in Paris. Just driving around it a few times, I knew I wanted to take longer to explore it inside and out. It is a beautiful building on a grand scale and the contrast of stone, iron and glass really drew me in.
These statues rise above the main entrance of the Southern Tower. Visit this site for a great animation of the the Grand Palais.