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Petit Palais, City of Paris Fine Art Museum

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Built for the 1900 Universal Exhibition and completely renovated in 2005, the Petit Palais offers an artistic panorama from antiquity through the 20th century: ancient and medieval collections, precious art objects from the French and Italian...more
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Av. Winston-Churchill, 75008 Paris, France
8th Arr. - Elysee
+33 1 53 43 40 00
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Reviewed 3 days ago

not only a nice museum, but the building an sich is really worth seeing ! The fresco's, the paintings of the classic collection, the statues , the stairs !

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Eveline C
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't have time to go to the Louvre, or if you want more art, go here! I went just to see the palace and the interior of the building, but was so pleasantly surprised with the amount of artwork inside. Its free! unless...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank aprilg112
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Petit Palais has a beautiful façade which is very pleasing to see, as my friend described it "the doors to heaven" literally the detailing, the colours! Absolutely beautiful and elegant. The Palais this time around had my artist of interest displayed in it which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank olifantn_bsp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all it is free. Second you have a majestic building inside and out to observe and then third, you have an unbelievable amount of quality displays to view. I would say this is a must stop. I can only imagine having lunch/drinks outside...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fssutton1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I come to this classic museum on each trip to Paris. It's the city's museum and visits to the permanent collection are free; there is a charge for the special expos, which are often quite good. The architecture is magnificent and the cafe is delightful.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 10 December 2018

This is the best kept secret in Paris and it is free unless you are seeing the current exhibition. Take time to stroll the book store and the gardens and garden cafe .... a delightful afternoon in Paris

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank maria c
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

Strongly disrecommend even trying to enter this place. As soon as you approach it with a bag, you are faced with very rude and unhelpful guards. To avoid at all costs if you are anyone carrying a bag (basically, women, families, business people etc. )

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Daniel V
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Petit Palais was built for the 1900 Universal Exhibition. Renovated in 2005 and display 20th century and medieval collections together with temporary exhibits from time to time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 8 November 2018

My husband and I were enticed into this museum by the ads for the Impressionists in London exhibit that we saw in the Metro stations. That exhibit was very good, well curated, and with signs in both English and French. The rest of the museum...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Carol757
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We were there for the Recent Art Extravaganza! So many beautiful pieces/works on Display. It was free to enter. There is a marvelous cafe on the lower level, surrounded by gardens. A Must Stop on you Walk-about in Paris.

Date of experience: October 2018
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This area is characterized by its namesake avenue
which extends northwest from the Louvre to the modern
business district, punctuated by the iconic Arc de
Triomphe. Grand embassies stand among impressive
offices and presidential palaces; architecture from
19th century Universal Exhibitions, homes, art
galleries, and 19th century streets designed by Baron
Haussmann flank haute-couture boutiques. This
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The cafe was self-service when I was there and the line was long and slow even for a beverage so I did not eat there. The outdoor part was not set up for outdoor seating in winter. I would think it would be more enjoyable to... More
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