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Petit Palais

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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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Avenue Winston-Churchill, 75008 Paris, France
8th Arr. - Elysee
+33 1 53 43 40 00
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Even though you are not interested in fine arts get the opportunity to enter the Petit Palace where the Museum of Fine Arts of the City of Paris is housed. The entrance to the permanent collection is free and usually there is no line. If...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the City of Paris' collection, full of treasures and free admission in a gorgeous environment built for an international expo. Great garden cafe. Special expos are terrific but they have an admission charge.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’m not a great fan of museums but we stumbled across this one and as it was free and the building looked impressive, we decided to take a look. It has an amazing collection of statues as well as paintings - some beautiful works, even...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank short_scuba_diver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This not-so-small museum presents beautifully curated exhibits in an extraordinary building. All the spaces are perfectly configured to give the observer the full benefit of the art experience.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank GEG378
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit. If you’re in the area it’s worth stopping in. Admission is free, not crowded. It’s a hidden gem. The building is beautiful, nice variety of artwork.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank ncjc2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed walking around the museum. The artwork is amazing and displayed so effectively. The architecture and design of the building is also stunning. Entry is free except for the exhibitions. We paid to visit the French Romantic Exhibition (free for my 16 year...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank tjsk8
Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

This is a great choice in the center of Paris. It a beautiful building with a great permanent collection which is free to all. You will have to pay for special exhibitions. The cafe is also nice.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank drctrigeek
Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

The building is very nice. The dome is very nice. The statues and the art work are nice. It’s a nice place to wander about. I’d do it again.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank LostALot22
Reviewed April 27, 2019

The building is wonderful with monumental architecture and a hidden garden in the middle of Paris! Great sculpture and some wonderful paintings! Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Excursion814890
Reviewed April 26, 2019

As an architecture buff, I make it a point to visit this building on most of my Paris stays. I never tire of its Beaux-Arts style and always seem to find at least one new detail that I had not noticed before. Built for the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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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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March 17, 2018|
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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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