The Petit Palais (French: [pəti palɛ]; English: Small Palace) is an art museum in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France.
Built for the 1900 Exposition Universelle ("universal exhibition"), it now houses the City of Paris Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des beaux-arts de la ville de Paris). The Petit Palais is located across from the Grand Palais on Avenue Nicolas II, today Avenue Winston-Churchill. The other façades of the building face the Seine and Avenue des Champs-Élysées.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Francois Magny | Dec 27, 2017
I loved that on a busy day in cold December, there were no lines to get in and that the place was not packed with noisy students. The gardens are small, but lovely. The Cafe has normal prices and a delicious selection of snacks. And the permanent collection is diverse and engaging. I enjoyed the religious art section (objects from Ethiopia and Greece especially). I would recommend a stop if only to admire the building that was built for Expo 1900.
Ken Pierce | Mar 28, 2018
A lovely building and garden with interesting exhibits which are free (didn't try the paid-for special exhibitions). No queue to get in (on a rainy day in March), though there was a fairly long queue at the cafe. Highly recommended!
Cathrine Sundström Zimonyi | Apr 8, 2018
Beautiful paintings and a pretty small calm garden inside. Very popular café with a long line, even a queue outside for 20 minutes. They also have paid collections. The visit of the free exhibitions should take at least half an hour if you are in a hurry, if you do the paid one as well you can easily spend two hours in there
Michael Braniecki | Feb 28, 2018
An absolutely lovely art museum. When all other museums in Paris are packed this one is refreshingly not crowded. A hidden gem in my opinion. The building itself would be worth it, but the art housed here is very nice as well. And it’s free!
Eric mohammed François | Mar 5, 2018
We went there wanting to see a temporary expo but the queue was so long we decided to have a look at the permanent one, which is for free and very nice! The building itself is worth a visit but the paintings, sculptures etc. Were wonderful! I recommend it to all art lovers
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