City of Paris Fine Arts Museum
(Petit Palais and the Musée des Beaux-Arts)
The permanent collection at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in the beautiful Petit Palais is free to see
Musee des Beaux-Arts or City of Paris Fine Arts Museum is a spectacular museum situated on the north bank of the river Seine in Paris. The museum first opened in 1900 and it has continued at the current location for more than a century. This superb museum should definitely be included in your itinerary when visiting Paris.
Visitors to the Petit Palais can enjoy viewing the works of many famous artists found in their permanent collection for free. There are also a variety of temporary exhibits rotating throughout the year that can be seen for a nominal charge.
The collection of artwork on display at the Musee des Beaux-Arts is both fine and full. They range in time from Ancient Greece all the way up to the First World War. .The collection includes works by many notable artists such as Rembrandt, Monet, Delacroix, Courbet, Rodin and many more. The permanent collection is divided into sections for easy viewing.
Nearby attractions: Science Museum and Grand Palace National Gallery
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Petit PalaisFee: No, except to see temporary exhibits and programs
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website.
- Tuesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Wednesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Category: Museums Landmarks & Historical Buildings
Avenue Winston Churchill
Phone: +33 1 53 43 40 00
Andrea U. Oct-04-2022
Walking back to our hotel we passed the ornate palace. It is on the corner of Winston Churchill Blvd & the Champs-Elysees; Winston stands guard at the... Read More
Kim R. Nov-24-2021
What a gorgeous building! I went here yesterday with a tour group & the outside/inside is beautiful. Be sure to look up; there are so many details in the... Read More
Diandra L. Mar-04-2019
What a beautiful sight to see - and it's FREE! If you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the retail filled Champs-Élysées, this is your... Read More
Accommodations near Petit Palais:
|Metro / RER Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|M1 or M13||Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau||3 minutes|
|M9||Franklin Delano Roosevelt||7 minutes|
|M8 or RER-C||Invalides||5 minutes|
How to get to Petit Palais by Metro / RER
By Metro or RER-C: From Metro Line 1 or 13 exit at Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau Station. The Petit Palais is straight south on the left side of Avenue Winston Churchill. Follow Avenue du General Eisenhower beside the Grand Palais to the gallery entrance.
From Metro Line 1 or 9 exit at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Station and follow Avenue des Champs Elysees southeast from the traffic circle to Avenue Winston Churchill and go right. Continue to the main entrance on your left.
From Metro Line 8 or RER-C exit at Invalides and head north over the Alexandre III bridge. Continue north on Avenue Winston Churchill to the entrance on your right.
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