Petit Palais Overview

Petit Palais is a museum that is located across the Grand Palais on Nicholas II Avenue which is called the Avenue Winston-Churchill on today’s date. The Petit Palais means Small Place that was built for the 1900 universal exhibition, but today it has become the house of the City of Paris Museum of fine arts.

You will find some magnificent art and artifacts at Petit Palais, like romantic paintings, Orthodox items from the Eastern country, and various other forms of art. Petit Palais is one of the most famous places to visit in Paris, so the tickets get sold fast, and you might have to stand in a long queue to enter. Book your Petit Palais tickets in advance to avoid out-of-stock problems as well as get a chance to skip the line at the physical counter on the day of your visit.

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  • Purchase your skip-the-line tickets to visit the famous Petit Palais Museum, an ancient building from the 1900s

  • Take a stroll through the halls & marvel at its impressive collection, featuring artistic collections from the Antiquity to the 1920s

  • Watch the entrance vestibule, stained glass windows, the garden peristyle & more

  • Get mesmerized by the beautiful exterior along with the intricate architecture of the ionic columns, grand porch, and dome echo

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Must Know Before You Go
  • Entry is subject to the control of the Vaccination Pass for those over 16 years old (Sanitary Pass for 12-15 year olds). Please present it at the entrance to the museum.
  • Wearing a mask is compulsory for all visitors over 6 years old (remember to bring your own because the museum does not provide one). If you have symptoms, we ask you to postpone your visit.
  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last admission at 4.30 p.m., start of closing of rooms and garden from 5.40 p.m.). Nocturnes only for temporary exhibitions on Friday until 9 p.m. (last admission at 7.30 p.m., beginning of the closing of the rooms and the garden from 8.40 p.m.).
  • Closed on January 1, May 1 , July 14, November 11 and December 25.
  • Due to the health context, the museum cloakroom is currently closed.
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Masterpieces of Petit Palais

Sunset on the Seine at Lavacourt
Sunset on the Seine at Lavacourt

Lavacourt is a small village in Paris that is located on the bank of the river Seine, where the famous painter Monet was from. In the year 1879, the winter was very harsh on Paris and the neighbouring areas, covering everything with snow, including the river Seine. Monet had given up on the Salon after they rejected his paintings in 1870, but during the winter due to his financial crisis, he decided to enter the Salon again and painted a lowkey view of the river Seine covered in snow and the orange sun setting in the backdrop.

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Combat of the Giaour and the Pasha
Combat of the Giaour and the Pasha

The combat of the Giaour and the Pasha is a painting made by the renowned painter Delacroix in the year 1835. The painting is based on a passage from Bryon’s Oriental tales that was published in the year 1814. The tale says that Venetian, a.k.a. Giaour was in love with the slave Leila, who belonged to Pasha Hassan who was the Turkish Leader. As Leila couldn’t show the Pasha the loyalty she showed to the Giaour, she was thrown into the sea and killed, after which Venetian avenged her death by killing Pasha Hassan.

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Plaque in Cameo Glass
Plaque in Cameo Glass

The glass-making process used to create cameos is also employed to create the Plaque in Cameo Glass as it is one of the most distinctive items in the Petit Palais Museum. The plaque's Dionysian design, which features a young Satyr sitting on a rock and handing out a cluster of grapes to a young Dionysus, is well-known. With Petit Palais tickets, you may experience one of the most original pieces of art.

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Ugolino was the last piece of work by the famous artist Carpeaux that was made at the French Academy in Rome, completed in the year 1861. The art made the French in Rome and the administrators at the French School of Fine Art notice that this piece of work is not a student’s work and thus, it was the end of Carpeaux’s studies at the academy.

This is based on Dante’s “Divine Comedy” where Ugolino, the notorious man of Pisa is chained in a tower with his child. The scene depicts Ugolino is starving and seeing him miserable his offspring out of pity is offering himself to be eaten.

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Self-portrait in Oriental Attire
Self-portrait in Oriental Attire

Rembrandt is renowned for having left the world with the majority of self-portraits—about 80 works, excluding those in which he is shown as a character. Because Rembrandt is standing in this picture alone, it is renowned.

It was later discovered that he had shortened his legs and covered them entirely with the dog because he didn't like the way his legs were positioned. And all of the other painters of his time employed the Oriental clothing that he is wearing the most frequently in their paintings.

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The Little Alms Collector
The Little Alms Collector

In this painting, you can see a little girl sitting on a railing giving out flowers of the potted plant, Cardamine pratensis to the alms collector. Artist Steen’s artistry is visible in this painting with the blend of rich, vivid, and intense colours, and the complexities that the artist made by the geometrically aligned lines.

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Nestled in the heart of Paris, the Petit Palais is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. This elegant Beaux-Arts building houses a remarkable collection of fine arts, sculptures, and decorative arts spanning from antiquity to the early 20th century. Its intricate architecture and stunning gardens provide a serene backdrop for the artistic treasures within. With free admission, the Petit Palais offers an accessible and enriching cultural experience, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty and history of art while strolling through its grand halls.

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  • Opening Hours
  • Tuesday through Sunday, the Petit Palais timings are 10 am to 6 pm but the gallery shuts at 5:45 p.m. and the last admittance is at 4:30 p.m. Tickets for the Petit Palais are not available on January 1st, May 1st, July 14th, November 11th, or December 25th because the museum is closed on these dates.
  • Admission to Minors
  • Children under the age of 13 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult and it is that adult’s responsibility to take care of their child’s behaviour and that they follow all the safety measures. With a special petition, while booking the Petit Palais tickets, children between the age of 10 years to 12 years might be allowed entry without an adult, although, when accompanied by or not, the parents or guardians are responsible for their child’s actions.

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