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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
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Reviewed 2 days 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
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Reviewed 2 days 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
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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
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
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
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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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Reviewed April 8, 2019

The museum is opposite Grand Palais and also walking distance to the magnificent Pont Alexandre III bridge. Entrance to the permanent collection was free. There is a variety of artworks ranging from painting to sculptures. The cafe was closed for renovation during my visit, but...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019

A small, moving collection of impressionists, statues and great architecture combine to make this a worthy stop. Of course go to the Orsay and the Marmotten (first?) but when you need a palette cleanser, so to speak, drop by here for an hour. In sunny...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 1, 2019

Whenever I am in Paris I come here because the building is so beautiful and the permanent collection is so memorable. Good cafe for a rest. And they often have special expos (for a fee) that are excellent.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed March 17, 2019

Why do so few go here, it's a great building with lots of art and a feeling of space inside. No reason not to visit and we really enjoyed our time.

Date of experience: December 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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