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Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris

A real 19th-century architectural gem, the Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, offers magnificent art in an exceptional setting.

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Renowned collections and temporary exhibitions

Built for the World’s Fair in 1900, like its neighbour the Grand Palais, the Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, has become a beacon for the fine arts, offering an artistic panorama ranging from the Ancient Civilisations to the 20th century. The ancient and medieval collections sit alongside works from the French and Italian Renaissance and French and Dutch paintings from the 17th century. The 18th-century creations and the magnificent collection of 19th-century French paintings are among the museum’s most exceptional works, with prestigious artists such as: Fragonard, David, Géricault, Delacroix, Courbet, Pissarro, Monet, Renoir, Sisley, and Cézanne. The museum also has an admirable graphic arts collection, with full series of engravings by Rembrandt, Dürer and Callot. Entry to the permanent collections is free.
Part of the Petit Palais is also dedicated to temporary exhibitions, for which there is an entry fee.

A spot of nature in a monumental setting

The garden, meanwhile, is an invitation to stroll, with its colonnades, mosaic-rimmed pools, flowery groves and café-restaurant. The perfect opportunity for a pleasant breather in a haven of peace, a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of the Champs-Elysées.

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Community facilities

Access and contact

Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris 8ème

Bus: 42, 72, 73, 80, 93 Metro: Line 1 - Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau Line 1,8,12 - Concorde Line 13 - Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau
RER A - Charles de Gaulle - Étoile RER C - Invalides

Days and opening hours

Every day throughout the year between 10 am and 6 pm. Closed on Monday. Ticket office closes at 5pm.
Evenings: Friday until 9pm for temporary exhibitions.


  • Adult: The permanent collections are free. Temporary exhibitions are subject to a fee and prices vary.
    Free entry for children < 18 years, Job-seeker, disabled people and accompanying persons. Group rate available for > 10 people.
    Free for permanent exhibitions.
    Free entrance and reduced price for temporay exhibitions under conditions.


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Spoken languages

  • French

Bulletin board languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Single services tour

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
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  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance

Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris 8ème

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