Paris is full of art, history and delectable cuisine. It also hosts some of the best museums in the world. Petit Palais, translating to small palace, is a free fine arts museum located along the Seine.
Petit Palais dates abc to 1900 and stands opposite the Grand Palais, which were both built for the Universal Exposition. The museum contains 1,300 works, from paintings and sculptures to decorative arts and art icons. The works span from Ancient and Medieval works to Renaissance and French works of the 19th century.
The buildings main feature is its central dome and steps leading to the entrance. It has two floors and two wings, each full of remarkable works of art. The museum often has temporary exhibits on, which do require a ticket. During your visit, be sure to walk outside in the courtyard. The elegant peristyle courtyard features rich architecture and beautiful greenery.
Visit the museum’s official website to help plan your visit!