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

An impressive facade welcomes visitors to Musée des Beaux-Arts in the Petit Palais (Small Palace)
An impressive facade welcomes visitors to Musée des Beaux-Arts in the Petit Palais (Small Palace) cc 3.0 licensed photo by Calips via Wikimedia

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 Palais

Fee: No, except to see temporary exhibits and programs

Closed Now

Regular Hours:

  • 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

Address: Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris
France

Phone: +33 1 53 43 40 00

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 63 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating 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

Diandra L. Mar-04-2019

5 Star Rating TLDR: free entry and a good place to see art, or maybe take a little break. ____ It's Free to get in. What?! Yep! Walked right in, no cost. There's some... Read More

Blue A. Dec-12-2018

5 Star Rating A must see in Paris, very easy to access and it's free. The Petit Palais is a tiny gem located across the street from the Grand Palais, and I think it's... Read More

Tom H. May-07-2017

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Directions

Metro / RER Line Nearest Station Walking Time
M1 or M13Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau3 minutes
M9Franklin Delano Roosevelt7 minutes
M8 or RER-CInvalides5 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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Slideshow showing many of the beautiful works of art on display at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in the Petit Palais

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