A Pretty Moment at the Petit Palais

Behind the hustle and bustle of the Champs Elysées and facing the long queues of the Grand Palais is this peaceful little gem. I recently came across the Petit Palais while sheltering from the cold as I waited for a friend to attend an exhibition at its big brother, the Grand Palais, but there really isn’t anything petit about this gallery.

The main exhibition space is free entry to the public and the courtyard cafe is the perfect place to muse over a good book with a cup of coffee, or two…  SONY DSC

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SONY DSCAutumnal awesomeness SONY DSC An unimpressed Dante. Smile, you’re among the greatest!

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SONY DSC A rather excited young ladySONY DSCNotable artists whose works of art are housed at the Petit Palais include Monet, Renoir, Morisot, Bonnard, Corot, Ingres, Delacroix… Shall I continue? Courbet, Manet, Gaugain and Rembrandt (but to name a few).

So, why don’t you check out the Petit Palais the next time you decide to spend forever queuing up for the Grand Palais. See opening dates/times and alternating exhibitions on their website by clicking here.

 

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