The Petit Palais Paris is the prettier and flirtier little sister of the Grand Palais.
Adjacent to the Grand Palais it is home to the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris (City of Paris Museum of Fine Arts). Check out the elaborately painted domed ceiling with it’s clever use of angled mirrors.
Set in beautiful gardens close to Champs Elysees, this is an architectural gem housing both permanent and temporary art exhibitions. A real Parisian must-see.
The Petit Palais Paris has two major sections in the permanent collection:
- 18th century French and Flemish Renaissance art
- 19th century French art, Doré, Delacroix, Monet, Pissaro, Sisley, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec
Information on the temporary exhibitions can be found at: www.paris.fr/portail/Culture/Portal.lut?page_id=6228
Take time to walk the gardens, perhaps a picnic? Use the time to plan where to go next, Les Invalides? Arc de Triomphe? The Tuileries Gardens?
Opening time Petit Palace Paris
10am – 6pm with late opening until 8pm on Tuesday evenings for the temporary exhibitions.
How to get to Petit Palais Paris
Metro: Champs Elysees Clemenceau
RER: Charles de Gaulle-Etoile
Entrance cost for Petit Palais Paris
Free for all permanent exhibitions.
Temporary exhibitions cost:
Adults 9 euros,
14 – 16 year olds 4.5 euros.
Under fourteens free.
Not included in the museum pass.