Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris
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.
Paris Region in arty mode! All the museums and cultural sites can be found here.
Access and contact
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.
- Ticketing in number
Bulletin board languages
Single services tour
- Unguided individual tours available permanently