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Petit Palais, City of Paris Fine Art Museum

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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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Av. Winston-Churchill, 75008 Paris, France
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Reviewed yesterday

This Gallery is well worth the visit. We saw the Impressionists of London and it was great. Worth a 2-3 hours looking at the wonderful French artists displayed.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to see an impressionists exhibition, big queues and thankfully we missed paying for that and went into the free permant exhibition WOW, WOW, a fantastic place, we have been to Paris many times and missed this, nearly up there with D'Orsay!!

Thank TonyinOz
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Petit Palais has a little-visited permanent collection, as well as temporary exhibitions which are on a less grand scale than the Grand Palais across the street. I went to the Petit Palais today for the Impressionists in London show. It’s a practically total misnomer,...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Petit Palais is not only an architectural gem, but the repository of a some truly fine art. The lovely surprise is that there is no general entrance fee. However, should you wish to visit one of the temporary exhibits, there is a charge. The...More

Thank Ellen D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With our initial museum closed (Grand Palais) we decide to go to the Petit Palais. It was superb. Big open rooms with a fantastic selection of pieces. Not as tailored as some museums meaning you get a broad selection of art both big and small....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My original plan was to just take a pic outside. Then I walked in and realized they had a permanent exhibit which I enjoyed. But what I really loved was the impressionists in exile special exhibit which costs extra but was worth it. The Monets...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free museum in a beautiful historical setting. You will find masterpieces on a much smaller setting than well-known Parisian museums. They do have temporary exhibits for which they charge. We saw “the impressionists in London” which was well put together. Not well-known ... but a...More

Thank Benjamin-traveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful building full of statues, paintings, a grand hall + garden cafe, and FREE! Visited late morning mid-week and saw only couples and friends -- no big tour groups. Easy walk from the #1 metro line.

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting Paris, you have to do the Louvre, if only to say that you have been. It is a wonderful place but it is so huge, and expensive and you have to wait for hours to get in. If you are looking...More

Thank Chiddiprof
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a free entry museum with lots of exhibits (art & history). the ceilings are astonishingly decorated. there is a nice garden in the middle.

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Martha36222
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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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