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Petit Palais, City of Paris Fine Art Museum

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Address: Av. Winston-Churchill, 75008 Paris, France
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Built for the 1900 Universal Exhibition and completely renovated in 2005,...

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 Renaissance, Flemish and Dutch paintings (Dutuit bequest), icons (Cabal bequest), 18th century work (Tuck donation), French paintings and sculptures from the 19th century - Courbet, Carpeaux, Cezanne, Vuillard - and Art Nouveau creations.

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Nice gallery

It is one of the best galery of paintings. The most interesting is that is for free. But there are lot of famous pictures, for example of Monet.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is one of the best galery of paintings. The most interesting is that is for free. But there are lot of famous pictures, for example of Monet.

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As most people do when visiting Paris, we set out in the morning from our hotel with a vision of walking all over the beautiful city taking in as many things as we could and not returning to the hotel until the evening. Because of this, we took a backpack with us for water, maps, leaflets and snacks. We started... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We much enjoyed seeing the 19th century paintings on the ground floor - a wonderful selection and both free admission and uncrowded. We also enjoyed a lovely snack lunch in the cafeteria which looks onto the beautiful inner courtyard - it must be lovely to eat outside in the summer when the ponds are filled as well. We thought perhaps... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This impressive museum houses an amazing collection of art from paintings and sculptures to jewellery and furniture. You could spend hours there! If you decide to give your feet a rest you can relax in the cafeteria overlooking a beautiful inner courtyard with a garden. The permanent collections are free.

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Rennes, Bretagne, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bonnard, Gauguin, Delacroix, Corot, Cézanne, Courbet, Monet, Rembrandt, Dürer. You can find these chefs d'oeuvre in this beautiful and calm Museum belonging to the Ville de Paris (Paris City Administration), therefore free. Fine exhibitions are not free. Just in front of this museum, on the other side of the River : the Invalides (the mosf beautiful Paris Church, very good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just visited the Mexique exhibit at the Petit Palais; I highly recommend both. The museography and content of the exhibit was magnificent, and the Palais is an excellent venue for it. There is nothing small about this extraordinaire palace, it is definitely worth visiting. Tickets purchased online are a must to avoid the long lines outside, specially in winter... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to this museum randomly and was surprised by the quality of the collection and also by the beautiful terrace in the bar inside. The museum is free and the area is so beautiful that it's a must if you are visiting Paris.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An incredible building housing wonderful art and being in itself a jewel to behold. Don't miss the garden with the refelcting pools.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to go to the Oscar Wilde exhibit. We tried to buy tickets ahead of time online via computer, ipad, and phones with no success. When we arrived we waited in the cold and wind for almost two hours. Then we were sent inside to buy tickets. After which we waited another hour to go inside to see the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Specifically visited to view Kehinde Wiley's "Lamentations" I was not disappointed, I think I had a tear in each eye. May art pieces to view, even during a swift trip, visitors are exposed to so much. I appreciated that there were two lines, for paid admissions and free. I was able to walk right in for free exhibits. Staff extremely... More 

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