Located between the Seine and the Champs-Élysées, the Petit Palais is a monument erected for the 1900 Paris World Fair. This incredible building is worth a visit, with its Beaux-Arts style and treasure-filled architecture. Today, the Petit Palais has become the Musée des Beaux-Arts and houses some incredible collections.

Upon entering, you will discover an huge dome with 4 symbolic representations: Mysticism, Plasticity, Thought, and Matter. To accompany it, magnificent stained glass windows of white and opal glass illuminate the entrance.

During your visit to the museum, you will be amazed by the beauty of the galleries. They have a magnificent marble floor and huge vaults decorated with paintings. In these galleries you will find works by famous artists such as Eugène Lacroix, Pierre Lescot and François Mansart.

When visiting the Beaux-Arts Museum, we recommend a diversion to the museum's garden to discover Renaissance frescoes.


Every year, the Petit Palais welcomes many different collections. This year, a large part of the museum is dedicated to the artist Boldini.

Boldini is a 20th century artist renowned for his talent as a portraitist. This exhibition allows you to follow the artist's life from his training to his career in Paris. It also highlights Boldini's links with his time, fashion and luxury. For lovers of Beaux-Arts, we recommend this exhibition where you can discover more than 150 works mixing paintings, drawings, engravings and costumes.

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