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Inside the Petit Palais. Metro: Champs-Elysées Clémenceau
Everyone talks about the awe-inspiring Grand Palais, but the Petit Palais--located directly across the street--is the palais to visit.

Not only is it free, but visitors will marvel at what's inside--paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, and furniture.

Take a walk inside the interior courtyard where the garden offers an escape from the noisy streets of Paris.

Have lunch at the moderately-priced cafe and enjoy the richness of the architecture and design of the Petit Palais.

I was able to catch the last viewing of the Reporters sans Frontières exhibit of 100 photos by Pierre & Alexandra Boulat. I was enamored with the intensity and raw images of war, fashion, and women.

The photos were so personal, I felt like I was actually present when they shot some of the images. At times, I felt the need to pause and reflect on what I was seeing. 

It's not an overwhelming museum, but the perfect cultural experience for those who want to spend an hour or two surrounded by beautiful art and architecture.

The museum is located on Avenue Winston Churchill. Metro: Champs-Elysées Clémenceau. Entrance to the museum and special exhibits are free.

Stephanie Chapper
3/20/2011 10:37:08 pm


I came upon your site, and I wonder if perhaps you know where can I buy the Confit de petales de rose from the Marie-Antoinette collection. I went to the gift shop in Versailles when I visited 2 years ago and now i'm almost ran out.


3/21/2011 12:57:40 am

Hi Stephanie! Thank you for your note. You are in luck. Versailles has an online gift shop, so I would start there. If you don't find what you are looking for, just email the shop directly.

Here is the link:

Good luck and let me know if you found it.

8/7/2013 05:04:23 pm

Petit Palais is a wonderful place to visit in Paris. I was there last summer with my girlfriend and we really enjoyed there. The grand museum in Winston Churchill is an area of tourist attraction. Thanks for sharing this with us and keep posting more updates in your blog.


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