Trip Planner:   Europe  /  France  /  Ile-de-France  /  Paris  /  Petit Palais

Petit Palais, Paris

4.6
#12 of 180 in Museums in Paris
Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Create an itinerary including Petit Palais
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.
Create an itinerary including Petit Palais

Tours to Petit Palais

Petit Palais reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
2,304 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • This is a gorgeous building that survived on the the big world expos and now houses the art collection of the City of Paris. Some treasures and it's free. There are good temporary shows than cost a....  more
    This is a gorgeous building that survived on the the big world expos and now houses the art collection of the City of Paris. Some treasures and it's free. There are good temporary shows than cost a....  more »
  • Beautiful exhibition of Art. The story of how Paris became the capital of urban sculptures in the 19th century. In another hall surprisingly charming paintings. 
    Beautiful exhibition of Art. The story of how Paris became the capital of urban sculptures in the 19th century. In another hall surprisingly charming paintings.  more »
Google
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Paris

  • Compose it!
    Your own itinerary for your car vacation, beach vacation, city trip, any near or distant journey ... ready within 10 minutes.
  • Customize it.
    Refine your plan. We find the best routes and opportunities.
  • Book it.
    Choose from the best accommodations (Expedia, AirBnB), airlines and activities, by yourself or share with travel professionals for the utmost experience. Up to 50% discount!
  • Do it yourself.
    Or share your plan with travel professionals for a customized trip