Renovation of the Palais building is now expected to be completed by the end of this year. Christian Deydier, head of the Paris dealers’ association that organises the Biennale, said he was thrilled by the news as “it’s been more a question of survival than development in that Carrousel rat-hole. Now we can do something really luxurious!”
Biennale to return to Grand Palais
The Paris Biennale is set to move from the Carrousel du Louvre back to the Grand Palais, its historic venue, for its next outing in 2006 after Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanöe unexpectedly vetoed plans for an underground car-park beneath the Palais that would have delayed its reopening until 2008 or 2009.