The Horses of the Grand Palais
Atop the two corner entrances to the Grand Palais you will find a Quadriga, or a chariot drawn by four horses abreast. They are the the work of French sculptor Georges Récipon, created around 1900. Each entrance is concave, with the quadriga rising a hundred feet above street level. This copper quadriga on the Seine side, Harmony Triumphing Over Discord, weighs 12 tons, yet seems to defy the law of gravity as the horses leap into the air.