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Petit Palais, City of Paris Fine Art Museum

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Address: Av. Winston-Churchill, 75008 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 53 43 40 00
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Description: Built for the 1900 Universal Exhibition and completely renovated in 2005...
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 Renaissance, Flemish and Dutch paintings (Dutuit bequest), icons (Cabal bequest), 18th century work (Tuck donation), French paintings and sculptures from the 19th century - Courbet, Carpeaux, Cezanne, Vuillard - and Art Nouveau creations.
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A delightful museum in Paris!

Yes, Paris has lots of museums, large and complete ones such as the Louvre, others dedicated to specific artists (Picasso, Rodin), or specific periods, like the Centre Pompidou... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Yes, Paris has lots of museums, large and complete ones such as the Louvre, others dedicated to specific artists (Picasso, Rodin), or specific periods, like the Centre Pompidou for Modern Art, or the Cluny Museum for medieval Art. One can still visit museums dedicated to Asian Art, to Musical Instruments, etc. In summary, there are museums for all tastes, styles... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I went to petit palais last august,to see the belle epoque exhibition. It was great, and no place could have been better than the petit palais,being that it was buit for that wonderful era

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful building right off the Champs Elysees. Fantastic artwork throughout the museum. There is no fee to enter, but there is a fee for special exhibitions. Good impressionist works and good medieval collections. Worth a visit if you are walking down the Champs Elysees.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Although it is free-of-charge the place was nearly emply ! The paintings are not as famous as the o'rsay - but they are wonderful. The interior of the building itself - like a palace ("Tiny Palace). This is not tiny at all, maybe it is called so compared to the "Grand Palais" accoss the street...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

In previous trips to Paris, we would see the Petit Palais and the Grand Palais and say: "One day we must visit both of these beautiful structures!" This trip, we were able to spend time in the Petit Palais. It was a very pleasant afternoon. The murals, paintings, and sculptures were most enjoyable. Our trip was in May, so the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a Free Museum which has a collection of art and other items of interest to travelers. Worth the visit! They have a beautiful portrait and bust of Benjamin Franklin along with some furnishings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Paris is full of beautiful buildings, galleries and museums. Petit Palais is my favourite. Not only os the entry free the crowds are low and the art work and building are absolutely fabulous. We were lucky enough to watch due sing and play the piano.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

On a very hot and humid day, we were wandering up the Champs Elysee back towards the river when we came across the Petit Palais. Free to enter, and looking very cool inside we discovered a very pleasant garden and a cafe where we had afternoon tea. A little bit of England for 15 minutes. The museum is a mixture... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We came across the Petit Palais while strolling down Champs Élysées heading to Jardin Tuilleries. What luck to have found both Petit Palais and Grand Palais at the same time. The Louvre and D'Orsay are so well known that both the Petit and Grand Palais seemed to be sidelined by the 2 famous museums. However, don't underestimate these 2 minor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Petit Palais contains Paris's musee des beaux arts, and admission is free. The building is Belle Epoque splendor, perfectly kept, and the collections are varied and fun (ancient Greece to Art Nouveau). Tired of the lines at the Louvre and d'Orsay? Come here, to bask in the art and the peaceful quiet. Dip in for an hour or a... More 

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Address: Address: Av. Winston-Churchill, 75008 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 53 43 40 00
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Champs-Elysees
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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

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