Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-Arts de la ville de Paris Member

Avenue Winston Churchill - 75008 Paris

Champs-Élysées - 8e Arrondissement


The Petit Palais is an architectural gem dating back to 1900, situated on the avenue des Champs-Elysées. The building, which like the Grand Palais opposite it, was built for the Universal Exposition and houses the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris. The 1,300 works in the museum (sculptures, paintings, tapestries, art objects, icons) offer a large artistic panorama. Ancient and Medieval collections are displayed alongside works from the French and Italian Renaissance and Flemish and Dutch paintings. Visitors can discover a collection of paintings from major French artists of the 19th century: Delacroix, Monet, Sisley, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Courbet, etc. A small inner outdoor garden, which you can stroll around, adds to the charm of the establishment.

Architectural style

  • Académique
  • XIXè siècle


  • Objets d'art
  • Peinture
  • Sculpture
  • Tapisseries


Access to garden and cafe, 'Le jardin du Petit Palais', during museum opening hours.

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor tools

Visitor tools

Audio guides for collections available in French, English and Spanish for €5.

Educational activities

Children and families: discovery tours, workshops, storytelling. For disabled visitors: guided tours using sign language or lip reading and touch tours. Teachers: training and documentation. Programmes and bookings on +33 (0)1 53 43 40 36 (10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm).

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Permanent collections : free
Temporary exhibitions:
Full price : €10 to €11
Reduced price : €7 to €8

The Carte Paris Musées (Paris Museum Card) gives you access to all temporary exhibitions in museums belonging to the Mairie de Paris, with unlimited access and no queues. The card is valid for a year. Prices: €40 (individual card); €60 (card for 2 people); €20 (less than 26 years old). More information is available at

Guided tour

Bookings on +33 (0)1 53 43 40 36

Group tour

Reservations on +33 (0)1 53 43 40 36


Permanent collections are free for all.
Temporary exhibitions free for jobseekers, disabled people and the person accompanying them.
See website for more details.

Free for young people and children

Under 18s

Closing times


Exceptional closure

Mondays and public holidays

Opening times

10am to 6pm.

Late opening

Open until 9pm on Fridays during temporary exhibitions.

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • 1 November
  • 11 November

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Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-Arts de la ville de Paris

Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 53 43 40 00

  • Subway - Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau
  • RER - Invalides
  • Bus - 28, 42, 72, 73, 83, 93

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits

Accessibility information

- Physically disabled: Street-level access
- Visually impaired: Touch tours and workshops.
- Hearing impaired: Tours in French Sign Language and lip reading.
- Mentally disabled: Tours, stories and workshops.
- Free for disabled people and an accompanying person upon presentation of proof.
- Find all the information about adapted events on

Museum in the same district: Champs-Élysées

Museum in the same arrondissement: 8th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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