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Petit Palais, City of Paris Fine Art Museum

Av. Winston-Churchill, 75008 Paris, France (Champs-Élysées)
+33 1 53 43 40 00
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Ranked #54 of 734 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Owner description: Built for the 1900 Universal Exhibition and completely renovated in 2005, the Petit Palais offers an artistic panorama from antiquity through the 20th... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The Petit Palais actually is a rather big palace with impressive and rich decorated high ceilings on the first floor and a beautiful garden in the middle. The collection is worth visiting as well; it consists of art deco paintings, sculptures and furnuture. Although our children (5 and 8) aren't that much into fine art, they really enjoyed the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The permanent collection in this beautiful 1900 building is worth the short detour from the Champs Elysées - lovely collection of objects, furnishings and paintings on two floors, and a beautiful building, often the case in Paris! A visit to the permanent collection is free and there is usually no wait time. You will, however, see lines for the special... More

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We went to see the Petit Palais after seeing the Grand Palais. Luckily the line to enter was not long and we were able to enter the museum after 10 minutes. The Paris 1900 exhibition was very good and we were able to see plenty of art of that time and furniture and porcelain of the Art Nouveau period. I... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were fortunate enough to be in Paris last month for the "Paris 1900" exhibit at the Petit Palais. In all my travels to Paris, this was the first time going to the Petit Palais and for the life of me, I cannot understand why I never went previously. What a great place. The Paris 1900 exhibit is breathtaking...so many... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

While the permanent exhibition is stunning (particularly their Galle glass), we've been fortunate to see two fascinating temporary exhibitions this museum has hosted over the last couple of years. This year, in July, we enjoyed Paris in 1900 and last year it was a magnificent retrospective on French couturier St Laurent. The temporary exhibitions have an entrance fee (reduced by... More

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Petit Palais was always one of my favorite buildings in Paris. I am really used to stare at its magnificent exterios details every time I go to Paris. However, I haven't ever had the opportunity to actually visit it until the last time I were in Paris. I read in TripAdvisor that apart from the temporary exhibitions, you can enter... More

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Minneapolis, mn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you find yourself with a small amount of time in Paris and no desire to deal with crushing crowds or expensive museum tickets, check out the Petit Palais. It lies on the axis between the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe. Don't let the name fool you: it's petit only in comparison to its neighbor, the Grand Palais (which... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you enter to the right of the main entrance you are able to get free admission and there is still some great art work to be seen including Monet's. Particularly liked how the furnished rooms were set out with paintings and ornaments if the same era.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

In all our visits to Paris, we had never been to the Petit Palais. They currently have a exhibition on the year 1900 in Paris. Wonderful photos, examples of the famous artists at that time, film, furniture, clothing and on and on. Don't miss it! If the exhibition is over, just go and visit the Palais itself and the artwork... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

You can really over do it with art and galleries in Paris, especially on a short trip. This gallery is the perfect size for people who want some art but not only art on their Paris trip. We had lovely baguettes in the café for lunch too.

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