A century old classic automobiles and cars that are not even out yet and won’t be for the next 20 years. All of these in just one place: Grand Palais de Paris. This is how the heaven of the petrolheads must look like.
Under the massive somptuous glass dome that is visible from just about anywhere in Paris, stretching between the banks of the river Seine and Champs Elysees, the Grand Palais hosted a historical event, under the name of “Les Belles Etoiles” (“The Beautiful Stars”).
Displaying 80 legendary cars, all cramped up on a 240-meter long floor, under a skeletronic structure of glass and steel, Mercedes-Benz celebrated 130 years of history also on the French territory. The iconic Parisian structure inaugurated in 1900, withstanding two world wars, and the innovative premium car brand have come together to make time stand still. From the 1886 Patent Motorwagen to the futuristic IAA Concept and Vision Tokyo, prefiguring the autonomous cars, they were all there for a day.
The current Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG ranges, the C-Class Cabriolet, the SLC 300, the AMG GT S and many others included, were also on display at the Grand Palais of Champs Elysees.
In the jaw-dropping section of the automotive exhibition in Paris, the exclusive SLR Stirling Moss, the SLR McLaren Coupe and the 300 SL stretched their gullwings, ready for takeoff.
The entrance fee for the exhibition was 7 euros for adults and free of charge for children under 12 years old.
For more spectacular photos from “Les Belles Etoiles” check out the TF1 website!