Petit Palais – Paris

petit palais paris building

Located just in front of the Grand Palais in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, the Petit Palais was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900 by the architect Charles Girault. The Petit Palais now houses the Museum of Fine Arts of the city of Paris. Don’t hesitate to visit the Petit Palais and this is completely free ! (Click here to visit it in 3d)

Inside the Petit Palais

The Petit Palais is built around a semi-circular garden where it is very pleasant to rest:

An architecture full of light

The architect of the Petit Palais – Charles Girault – designed large spaces with plenty of natural light thanks to the use of glass, transparent cupolas and wide bays:

 

 

Brief overview of the permanent collection of the Petit Palais

It was in 1902 that the Petit Palais became the palace of the fine arts of the city of Paris. It hosts a permanent collection from Antiquity to the end of the 19th century:

 

Statues of Petit Palais

Paintings of Petit Palais

Furnitures and antiques of Petit Palais

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