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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
+33 1 53 43 40 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With our initial museum closed (Grand Palais) we decide to go to the Petit Palais. It was superb. Big open rooms with a fantastic selection of pieces. Not as tailored as some museums meaning you get a broad selection of art both big and small....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My original plan was to just take a pic outside. Then I walked in and realized they had a permanent exhibit which I enjoyed. But what I really loved was the impressionists in exile special exhibit which costs extra but was worth it. The Monets...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free museum in a beautiful historical setting. You will find masterpieces on a much smaller setting than well-known Parisian museums. They do have temporary exhibits for which they charge. We saw “the impressionists in London” which was well put together. Not well-known ... but a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful building full of statues, paintings, a grand hall + garden cafe, and FREE! Visited late morning mid-week and saw only couples and friends -- no big tour groups. Easy walk from the #1 metro line.

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting Paris, you have to do the Louvre, if only to say that you have been. It is a wonderful place but it is so huge, and expensive and you have to wait for hours to get in. If you are looking...More

Thank Chiddiprof
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a free entry museum with lots of exhibits (art & history). the ceilings are astonishingly decorated. there is a nice garden in the middle.

Thank joumina17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely gorgeous. I think that this is in some ways better than the Musée d'Orsay. The Combat of the Giaour and the Pasha is a must-see masterpiece-the oil work on it is absolutely breathtaking. The guides are fantastic and well-informed, and I never felt rushed...More

1  Thank IngridVitK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much to see and the museums can fill all your time. But, if you add this to the list. I has a lovely collection, but for me the main feature was the building. Gorgeous. Well worth a couple of hours. We didn't...More

Thank YR-LGB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came as part of our sightseeing tour across Paris. A wonderful palace, well maintained (at least partially). Please plan for plenty of time to see lots of the interior. Is this a helpful review? Then please give me a "Thumbs up Thank FrankGeisler" by...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had every intention of visiting the Musée d'Orsay, but I saw an ad for Impressionists in London French artists in exile, 1870-1904 in the subway stations. Since the exhibit closes in October, and the d'Orsay will always be there, I chose to visit Petit...More

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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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