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Petit Palais, Paris

4.6
#12 of 183 in Museums in Paris
Built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900, Petit Palais now houses the City of Paris Museum of Fine Arts in its two large exhibition halls. The galleries each have a theme: one depicts old Paris and the other symbolizes 20th-century Paris. The ceilings of the two pavilions are ornately painted to reflect the intellectual currents of the time, and many floors were painstakingly covered with marble mosaics by the Italian artist Facchina. Arrange to visit Petit Palais and other attractions in Paris using our Paris tour itinerary planner .
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  • I liked the exterior architecture of this Little Palace. Namely, you can't enter this building with luggage. Inside it's beautiful, especially the Garden Garden. There are temporary exhibitions but these are paid for. For the permanent exhibition it is free and you can see different rooms and it's very beautiful to see like tapestries for example. This museum presents works of art, sculptures, furniture but also paintings. I recommend this move.
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  • The caretaker who managed the entrance to the romantic Paris exhibition put us out unceremoniously with our baby in a stroller, pushing back beyond the shelter of the wind that was yet outside, claiming that the museum was not yet open. Yet it was 10:05 a.m. To the question: when do you open? He answered us in a mood: when we want to... Beautiful museum, welcoming salaried staff but review your contracts with the molosses that are overtaken by a couple and a stroller! This has ruined our visit, we will think about other museums next time.
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  • It’s a must see while in Paris. I didn’t expect a lot from this museum after going to the big ones already. If you can only go to one museum in Paris, this is the one to visit if you like Realism art. It has some amazing pieces from several Dutch artist.
  • An amazing building with great architecture. The collections contain some beautiful paintings and statues even if you're not that into art like me. For free it's definitely worth a visit - there are so few free museums open in Paris currently making it a city that wants to take your money left, right and centre. Well done for having a beautiful museum for free, hopefully Paris can follow in London's footsteps and offer most of its museums for free.
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