Museum

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

Avenue Winston Churchill - 75008 Paris

Champs-Élysées - 8e Arrondissement

Description

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

Collections

  • Objets d'art
  • Peinture
  • Sculpture
  • Tapisseries

Garden

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: entry fee

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 http://www.parismusees.paris.fr/en.

Guided tour

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

Group tour

+33 (0)1 53 43 40 36 Monday to Friday, 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm. dac-serviceeducatifetcultureldupetitpalais@paris.fr

Free

Permanent collections are free for all.
Temporary exhibitions: see details at www.parismusees.paris.fr.

Free for young people and children

Under 18s

Closing times

Monday

Opening times

Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-6pm. Closed certain public holidays. See online for more details.

Late opening

Open until 9pm on Fridays during temporary exhibitions.

Exceptional opening

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

Voir la carte

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

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

  • 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
  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

Physical disability:
- step-free entrance on the ground floor, to the right of the facade staircase.
- all areas of the museum are accessible.
- adapted toilets and lifts.

Visual impairment:
- tactile and multi-sensory visits for adults, young people and children: 'The Petit Palais with your eyes shut', 'Painting with your eyes shut', 'Touching sculptures', 'My first museum visit', 'From faces to portraits', 'The 5 Senses'.
- spoken visits for adults, young people and children: 'Stories of the Petit Palais' (adults and young people), literary visits in current exhibitions.
- mixed visits for sighted and visually-impaired visitors: 'Paintings to (not) see', 'I don't see it!'.
- resources in braille available at the welcome desk.

Hearing impairment:
- lip-reading visits.
- information cards available to all visitors in different museum spaces (in 3 languages: French, English and Spanish).
- tactile and multi-sensory visits for adults, young people and children: 'The Petit Palais with your eyes shut', 'Painting with your eyes shut', 'Touching sculptures', 'My first museum visit', 'From faces to portraits', 'The 5 Senses'.

Mental disability:
- tactile and multi-sensory visits for adults, young people and children: 'The Petit Palais with your eyes shut', 'Painting with your eyes shut', 'Touching sculptures', 'My first museum visit', 'From faces to portraits', 'The 5 Senses'.
- specific visits and educational workshops for groups by reservation.

Since 12 May 2016, Action Passeraile and the Musée du Petit Palais have been providing free staff accompaniment on request for disabled visitors. This service is available every day from 10am to 5pm (except Mondays, when the museum is closed) and is reserved by phone (minimum delay of 24 hours during the week and 48 hours at weekends, call: +33 (0) 1 43 41 70 67).
Guides are trained in accompanying disabled visitors by Action Passeraile and Action Handicap France for all types of disabilities; with accessible routes for different types of disabilities provided by the Petit Palais.

More details on accessibility

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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