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Petit Palais, Paris

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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. Plan your Petit Palais visit and explore what else you can see and do in Paris using our Paris vacation generator.
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  • From 28 September 2016 thru 15 January 2017 the Petit Palais is hosting a remarkable gathering of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, oil paintings, prints and ephemera. This is the only venue as th...  read more »
  • Expo knows a sure success, but avoid to go there in the afternoon, too many people, in small, stuffy rooms, where we struggled to see documents and works exposed (especially since it's a lot of writings). More because of the reduced lighting, the cartons are difficult to read, or even to approach. It's chic, this light, but does not always facilitate a quiet approach. Choose to go in the morning, opening at 10: 00. 2 excellent videos, Badinter commenting on the trial of Wilde in London and his imprisonment and the grandson of Wilde, speaking of the many talents of his grandfather, essayist, philosopher, poet, novelist, author of famous plays. Nevertheless, this is the first time that we devote an exhibition of this magnitude to this author, very francophile, who died in Paris the rest and which parts are successful that don't is not denied.
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  • Exhibition of all is a nice Museum from the Interior. You can see the exhibition free of charge, so what's so great. Like most place spring of Cezanne's painting summer, fall, and winter are displayed.
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  • Like its Grand neighbour opposite the Petit Palais was built for the 1900 World's Fair here in Paris. Although it is the smaller of the two it is rich in content with a large part of it held over to the 'Musée des Beaux-Arts' of the city. The museum’s wonderful collections, which date right up to the 20th century, are illuminated by the backdrop of this beautiful naturally lit building, which includes an interior garden that’s a perfect place to relax. Although the museum's permanent collection is smaller than that of the Louvre or Musee d'Orsay, the pieces are unique. The big difference here is that entry is free for the permanent collection and you will also normally find it is less crowded than the other main museums.
  • Nice palace, host a lot of art exhibitions, enjoy entering the palace for free, you have to pay for entering more exhibitions. There is a nice cafeteria in the garden of the palace with a nice view.
  • Petit Palais is a free museum located minutes from the Champs Elysée. The building is very beautiful and has an assortment of 19th century art. There is a café in the rotunda that overlooks a lovely garden. It's the perfect place to take in a bit of tranquility and rest your tired mind and feet. There are also reasonably priced concerts that take place in the basement.
  • Two Tips! 1) Free entrance on all the permanent exhibits. 2) Don't forget to sit down in the little cafe inside and taste some tea. Lovely atmosphere! Finally, Not many people know about this gem, as the focus is always on the Grand Palais. But this place is amazing!
  • The building is very beautiful, their permanent collection is interesting and you just need to pay to visit the temporary exhibitions.
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