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Paris hosts world's largest indoor ice-skating rink

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The ice skating rink this winter at the Grand Palais was advertised as the largest indoor rink in the world
The ice skating rink this winter at the Grand Palais was advertised as the largest indoor rink in the world RFI / Arnab Béranger

This winter, the Grand Palais in Paris is home to a giant ice-skating wonderland. Advertised by organisers as the largest indoor temporary ice skating rink in the world, the rink becomes a discothèque after nightfall.

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The Grand Palais, inaugurated in 1900 for the Universal Exposition in Paris, has been home to exhibitions, military barracks and universities. This winter, it hosts a temporary ice skating rink, set up and removed by complex engineering.

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