Monumenta has been running for the past six years, and this year it has filled the 14,000 square-metre Grand Palais with the work of Daniel Buren.
The event is considered among the most significant dates on Paris' arts calendar, and people enjoying trips to the city are likely to be flocking to it in their droves.
The art happening runs until June 21, and Buren has filled the building's nave with his brightly coloured installation which focuses on manipulating the building's superb light.
He said that when putting together his plans for the installation he decided to work with the building's natural features rather than going against the grain.
The artist said the space, light and awe-inspiring architecture were tricky to work around.
He added: 'You can't put yourself into competition with a monument like the Grand Palais, you can only try to sublime it and play with its features.'
But what can you expect to see should you drop in on the Palais? Well, in a word colour - and plenty of it.
Suspended six feet in the air are hundreds of coloured discs, which sit above a landscape populated by numerous black and white pillars. The design was put together with a nod to the stained-glass windows and rotunda of the building.
Altogether there are some 400 coloured discs, which have been arranged to highlight the first-rate light such a building attracts.
Visiting with a friend, you may notice shafts of red and blue light cast on their face as the sun reflects through the glass roof and off the many discs. Flashes of green and yellow are also commonplace, flickering on the ground as people's feet step in and out of the colours.
Central to the show is a purpose-built entrance, which visitors use instead of the traditional main entry. The exhibition entrance - a long white corridor - was designed to ease people into the kaleidoscope of colour.
Buren said: 'If I hadn't gotten the authorisation to change the entrance, I probably would have refused the invitation to do the show.'
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