After “Paris 1900, the city show”, the Petit Palais presents a major exhibition offering a vast panorama of the capital during the romantic years, from the fall of Napoleon to the revolution of 1848.
More than 600 works -paintings, sculptures, costumes, objets d’art and furniture - transport the visitor into the artistic, cultural and political melting pot of the time. With immersive scenography, the exhibit invites you on a stroll through the capital to discover the iconic neighbourhoods of the period: the Tuileries, the Palais-Royal, New Athens, Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral as seen by Victor Hugo, or the Grands Boulevards and their theatres. A section dedicated to literary and social fairs is being presented concurrently at the Musée de la Vie Romantique and completes the exhibition.
Opening days and times
Open every day, except Mondays, from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm and until 9.00 pm on Fridays.
Closed on Mondays and on bank holidays (25 December and 1 January)
Tickets and prices
Youth rate: from 18 to 26 years
Family rate: Paris Family Pass and “large family” card
Teachers or Educational staff rate (teachers and researchers working in educational institutions)
Senior visitors with a “Navigo-Améthyste-Emeraude” card rate
Free for visitors under 18, unemployed persons and welfare beneficiaries.
Entrance ticket valid for 1 hour. Stay as long as you like.
No suitcases, travel bags or large (hiking-type) backpacks may be brought into the museum or left in the cloakroom.
Only small travel bags or backpacks under A3 size will be accepted at the cloakroom. The museum’s security staff may take any additional measures it deems necessary without first informing guests.