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

Jean-Jacques Lequeu, Builder of Fantasy Member

from 11 December 2018 to 17 March 2019

Avenue Winston Churchill - 75008 Paris

Champs-Élysées - 8e Arrondissement

Petit Palais, Architecture © Fotolia


The Petit Palais and the National Library of France are coming together to present more than 100 drawings and sketches by Jean-Jacques Lequeu, a singularly gifted 18th-century architect, marked out by his deep solitude. His driving force? Imagination. A fantastic imagination that translated into both landscapes and portraits...always with a painful attention to detail. Visitors can, for the first time, enter the mysterious world of this unusual character, a follower of Soufflot and a close friend of Le Brument. An unmissable event!


All public

Prices and times

Tuesday to Sunday 10am-6pm. Open until 9pm on Sundays.

€5 - €7

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

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.

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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

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- 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.
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