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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 #47 of 764 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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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

You can find the Petit Palais between a few of the more iconic sights of Paris. However there is one big difference, unlike the others this collection is free. The Palais itself is quite amazing, and there are large paintings and sculptures inside to keep you busy. I'd say you could spend anywhere from 20 mins to an hour in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I was walking along champs élysées and decided to kill some time by visiting the Petit Palais. It is completely free to get in and see the art / museum exhibition. Having visited both the d'Orsay and Louvre I would say that is is much more what I think an exhibition of art would be like. photography is permitted ,... More

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the fresques of the ceilings, the architecture and history of the Palais designed by Charles Girault. There are paintings from Courbet...free entrance .

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It would be a pity not to stop see it one nice afternoon. The art collection is impressive. Located in the heart of Paris. Also, no entrance fee. Right across from Pont Alexander 3 that you Aldo need to see. Beautiful architecture. Inside they have a very nice coffee shop that will delight- outside seating available and tasty macaroons.

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Caught my attention that nice piece of architecture and inside is even more beautiful. Beauty that I can not see everyday

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We did not plan to come to this fine art museum. We happened upon it while walking toward the Clemenceau Metro station near The Champs Elysees. While it did not knock our socks, off the palais itself was an attractive building and the artwork included paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Nicolas Poussin, Claude Gellée, Fragonard, Hubert Robert, Greuze. There was also... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The setting is beautiful, very light filled and the art is wonderful. It was uncrowded and very enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We did this the 1st day expecting to feel rotten after long travel. It was just right, A really beautiful building and some good pieces- free, so even though we were tired it was cool and peaceful, and we were not starting our museum pass on a travel day,

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very nice modern art museum! The building itself is spectacular, but Aldo has dome very interesting art and decorative art pieces.

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Artesia, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The Petit Palais was a delightful afternoon of seeing delicate glasswork, oil paintings and stained glass windows. A later lunch from the in-house café was nice in the courtyard. One of the nicest things, there was no que and no cost to enter. Two nice treats not usually found in Paris together.

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