We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Petit Palais, City of Paris Fine Art Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Champs-Elysees
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: Av. Winston-Churchill, 75008 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 53 43 40 00
Website
Improve this listing
Today
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.
read more
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
More Info
$37*
and up
Paris L'Open Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 696 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 385
    Excellent
  • 249
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A must visit!

Petit Palais with its incredible architecture and beautiful secret garden cafe/tea salon is definitely worth a visit!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
DMis1986
,
London, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in Paris

Add Photo Write a Review

696 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Petit Palais with its incredible architecture and beautiful secret garden cafe/tea salon is definitely worth a visit!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bremen, Germany
Level Contributor
140 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Petit Palais is a nice work of architecture and also present a beatifull art gallery. However, it is not as impressive as many other attractions in Paris like the Grand Palais which is right in front of it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
bgunawar@ap.ansell.com
Level Contributor
77 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This carried some of the fine paintings hung around in a gallery atmosphere as opposed to a palace. There were some beautiful works displayed done with the Champs Elysee background and Paris itself. The arrangement of the museum was very pleasing and airy. The locker rooms and the wash room areas were located in the basement. The Jardins restaurant was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Victoria
Level Contributor
32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful gallery... Not too crowded, air conditioned, and with a nice relaxing cafeteria. It is free, and has great clean toilettes too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The building itself is more impressive than the collection however it is free and it is lovely to walk around and take in its grandeur. I spent about 1.5 hours and was leisurely exploring the museum.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Solihull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were filling in time really when we visited the Petit Palais, so our expectations were relatively low. The exhibits themselves are interesting, but the building itself is stunning and the star of the show. We particularly loved the ironwork on the stairways, which were simply beautiful, intricately detailed and contrasting with the pale paintwork of the walls nearby. Another... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We happened upon this museum accidentally but I would definitely recommend it. Some interesting art work and statues and beautifully painted ceilings. It is also free and is very close to the Louvre, Champs Elysees and Arc de Triomphe so well worth a visit while passing by!

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Haven, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A delightful restaurant in the middle of Paris is the resurant in the Petite Palace. What a splendid touch to a good days outing! You can sit inside the rooms or on the circular verandah or in the gardens. Once you have ordered the waiters will bring you selection to your table. On the day we were there there was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
NJ
Level Contributor
200 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The little cafeteria style restaurant is wonderful. They make the food to order, you sit in the beautiful garden, and they bring your meal to you. The mosaic tiled floors are spectacular, and the golden boughs overhead are beautiful. After enjoying your lunch, you can spend a few hours discovering the museum - free. We literally had to drag ourselves... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Essentially went here because I was sick of walking , not much in it but free entry and a lovely spot to eat lunch well worth a visit

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Petit Palais, City of Paris Fine Art Museum also viewed

 

Been to Petit Palais, City of Paris Fine Art Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Petit Palais, City of Paris Fine Art Museum and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Petit Palais, City of Paris Fine Art Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Champs-Elysees

Neighborhood Profile
Champs-Elysees
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 neighborhood never rests, buzzing with visitors from around the world at all times of day and night, all within a stone's throw of the Seine.
Explore this neighborhood